Lauren Riordan

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Certified Labor Doula

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Natural Beginnings Birth Services

SERVICES PROVIDED: Birth doula; Spinning Babies trained ; Bereavement Support(fatal/difficult diagnosis, miscarriage & stillbirth)

About

AREAS SERVED: Missouri

CONTACT INFO:

Email: naturalbeginningsbirth@gmail.com

Phone: (708) 790-8551

Website: http://www.naturabeginningsbirth.com

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/naturalbeginningsbirthservices

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Had 4 different birth experiences of my own. 3 were medicated with an OB who didn’t let me leave the bed once i arrived and 1 natural birth with a midwife, I have attended both natural and medicated births.

What led you to become a Doula?: My midwife who believed in me during labor.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

“Lauren was the calm through my storm of pain”
“Lauren was the only person in the room who could get through to me”

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Evidence Based Birth Spinning Babies ACOG

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I would love to help empower her to have her best birth.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Support

What is your favorite TV show or movie?:

What is your favorite place to vacation?: The beach

What is your favorite food?: Penang Curry

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Shopping!

Who lives in your house?: My husband, 4 kids and 3 cats!