Hi! I'm laura-
Hi! I’m Laura. I’m a Bellevue birth doula and certified personal trainer serving pregnant and postpartum clients. I want to help you and your partner advocate for a birth and postpartum that set a strong foundation for the rest of your life.
I come to birth work as a second career, after spending nearly two decades as a PhD-trained research scientist in academia. I made this pivot to birth work after my first pregnancy, experiencing firsthand the power of great labor support.
I choose to do this work because I wholeheartedly believe that you matter just as much as your sweet baby. I do this work because your experience and your long term emotional and physical health are important. And very importantly, I do this work because I love it. I love accompanying my clients on this transition from pregnancy to parenthood.
I have a closet full of degrees, certifications and experience that prepare me to take good care of you, but what matters even more is that we’ve got great chemistry. If you would like to talk more about birth support services and see if we’re a match, please contact me (below) to set up a free virtual meet and greet.
Local Birth and New Parent Resources located in and around Bellevue, WA
Sarah Eichenbaum at Peak Sports and Spine PT
(Pelvic floor physical therapy)
14100 SE 36th St #210
Bellevue, WA 98006
Pacific Mothers Support/PMSI
(Pumping and Lactation supplies)
407 132nd Ave NE #10
Bellevue, WA 98005
Bellevue-Area Hospitals and Birth Centers
Note: This is not an exhaustive list of the birthing centers at which I attend births. Please reach out if you’d like to know whether I’m available to support you at your birthing location.
Additional Family-Focused Organizations Serving Bellevue, WA
Local organization certifying postpartum doulas; Search their directory to locate a postpartum doula.
A Puget Sound-area networking service linking BIPOC families to perinatal services provided by BIPOC providers
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
Community-focused parent support groups for people in the early stages of parenting
Perinatal Support Washington
(Support and information about mental health)
Warm Line: 1-888-404-7763
Local Resources on My Blog
Before the Birth Plan: Increase Your Chance of Vaginal Delivery by Choosing a Birth Team and Birthing Location That Align With Your Preferences
To increase your chance of giving birth vaginally, start planning before you write your birth plan. Choose medical providers and a birthing location that align with your birth preferences.
Core and Pelvic Health Resource for Seattle’s Eastside Communities (Updated November 2020)
When I was pregnant with my first child, my birth team consisted of three people. My OB/GYN, my husband and my birth doula. By the time my son rolled around, my team was considerably larger. After my daughter was born, I found I needed a whole host of other...
What Does Childbirth Education Have to do With a Healthy Pelvic Floor? (+ Class Recommendations!)
General childbirth education is key to a multi-pronged approach to reducing fear and tension and relaxing the pelvic floor.
Seattle, WA and surrounding cities
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Are you looking for a birth doula in the Bellevue area? I’d love to talk!
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