Bellevue Birth and Parenting Resources

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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

Adventure Kids PlayCare

1100 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Pacific Mothers Support/PMSI
(Pumping and Lactation supplies)

407 132nd Ave NE #10
Bellevue, WA 98005

Bellevue Pregnancy Massage

1150 140th Ave. NE, Suite 101, Building G
Bellevue, WA 98005

Dr. Sara Sabo at Overlake Chiropractic Clinic

15615 Bel-Red Rd suite A
Bellevue, WA 98008

Overlake Hospital Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Team

1035 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Innate Family Chiropractic

14777 NE 40th St Suite #102
Bellevue, WA 98007

Bellevue-Area Hospitals and Birth Centers

Overlake Childbirth Center

1035 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Eastside Birth Center

14700 NE 8th St #115
Bellevue, WA 98007

Evergreen Health Family Maternity Center

12040 NE 128th Street #2-Blue
Kirkland, WA 98034

Puget Sound Birth Center

13128 Totem Lake Blvd NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

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

Families of Color- Seattle

Parent support groups for people of color

NAPS doulas

Local organization certifying postpartum doulas; Search their directory to locate a postpartum doula.


B3 Physical Therapy

(Home visit pelvic floor physical therapy)

Birth for the People

A Puget Sound-area networking service linking BIPOC families to perinatal services provided by BIPOC providers

La Leche League of Bellevue

Support groups for breastfeeding/chestfeeding parents

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

QEPS (Queer/Trans Early Parenting Support)

Parent support groups for queer and trans parents

Local Resources on My Blog

Kind Words

I highly recommend working with Laura for doula services. My husband and I live 3,000+ miles away from our immediate family, and having Laura’s guidance before, during, and after the birth of our baby was invaluable. Her extensive knowledge of various birthing techniques and philosophies helped prepare me for giving birth. Once in labor, it was extremely helpful to have Laura to check in with to help determine when to head to the hospital. In the delivery room, Laura enabled my husband to focus on the experience of becoming a father and worry less about coaching me and helping me adhere to my birth plan. In the end, my partnership with Laura enabled me to walk away from my birth experience feeling satisfied and empowered, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to others who are looking for a thoughtful birth experience.
Karen P, First time mom, Bellevue, WA




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Let´s get in touch

Are you looking for a birth doula in the Bellevue area?  I’d love to talk!


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