Lauren is a proud Tennessee native, and brings with her the warmth and welcoming spirit of Southern hospitality. She’s a nurturer by nature, and a wonderful listener and friend. Her experience and love of babies, birth, and families shines through in her care and support as a doula. Lauren is a Tennessee and CLE sports fanatic, and lives in downtown Cleveland with her comedian boyfriend who is always making her laugh.
Get to Know Lauren
What do you enjoy most about birth and postpartum doula work?
When you get to see the initial moments of a new edition to a family is it truly amazing. The instant bond they have and overwhelming feeling of joy is beautiful. Being able to support these families in any way is what I do it for.
What’s your best parenting tip?
Take time for yourselves. Even if it’s just a run to get your favorite coffee (or have someone bring it to you) or watch your guilty pleasure show. Do something to help your mind/body.
What’s your favorite dish to cook for your postpartum clients?
Cooking is probably my biggest hobby. I am also a part-time pastry chef on the side because I feel food is calming. Chicken pot pie is my favorite dish to cook, but I like variety and change it up quite a bit.
Where’s your hometown?
I am a southern gal from Knoxville, Tennessee. I was born and raised there and moved to Cleveland for love and to explore a new “Land”. I am very close with my large family and most of them have not left or moved very far (Southern people don’t understand when you move to colder climates). I had many changes going on in my personal life and knew that leaving would be challenging and rewarding… so I bit the bullet! Leaving your comfort zone is very difficult but it is so rewarding. It helped me be a better person and a better Doula.
- BS, Health Management, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Certifications, Trainings, & Workshops
- ProDoula, Trained Doula, Labor
- ProDoula, Trained Doula, Postpartum & Infant Care
- CPR/Fist Aid Certified