Hello Families!

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I'm not currently booking clients!

I am currently unavailable for doula work, as I'm attending OHSU for Nurse-Midwifery. I look forward to doing births again as a midwife when my education is complete! Best of luck in your search for a doula, and I'm wishing you a beautiful birth.

For birth support in the bay area:

Please check out birthways.org, then-comes-baby.com, pacificamaternity.com, doulamatch.net -- all of whom have resources for all aspects of conceiving, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care.

Warm wishes for a beautiful birth!

There is nothing like solid, consistent, caring support during the childbearing year. Especially during birth. I encourage you to get a birth and postpartum doula and consider placenta encapsulation! If finances are tight, think about asking your family and friends to donate to your "doula fund" instead of get you baby clothes and gifts.

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About Lauren

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Lauren Lo Bue

Certified Labor, Homebirth, and Postpartum Doula

I was brought to this field by a passion for reproductive rights and bodily autonomy — and a love for babies helps. The babies are definitely the icing on the cake, but supporting the desires and needs of the person giving birth is what fuels me in this work, as well as a deep respect for the process of birth and the wisdom of the birthing body. I believe we are all happier and healthier when we are encouraged to trust ourselves and our bodies to carry us through the world and, in the case of birth, to bring new life into the world. It is the ability to provide encouragement and support to those undertaking the ancient and transformative journey of pregnancy and birth — to bear witness to it — that makes this work so amazing to me.

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Certifications and Trainings

Continuing Education

2011
-Certified Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, & Homebirth Doula, Cornerstone Doula Trainings
2012
-Full Spectrum Doula Training, Bay Area Doula Project
2016
-Optimal Fetal Positioning, Cornerstone Doula Trainings
-Homeopathy Essentials for the Childbearing Year, Cornerstone Doula Trainings
-Empower Your Clients: Understanding Prenatal Testing, Cornerstone Doula Trainings
-Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, University of California, San Diego
-Placenta Specialist Training, Cornerstone Doula Trainings
-Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Professionals, Biologix Solutions
2018
-Protecting the Pelvic Floor: Advocating for Your Client, Gingi Allen
-Health Disparities: Doulas and Culturally Appropriate Support, Cornerstone Doula Trainings

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Additional Skills

and Experience

Formerly employed as a mental health counselor. Well-versed in trauma care and prevention, and utilizing coping skills for difficult emotions such as anxiety and fear.
Trained as a termination and stillbirth doula -- please contact me for more information on these services.
I have worked with survivors, "high risk" pregnancies, VBACs (vaginal birth after cesarean), planned cesarean births, families with multiple partners/parents, queer families, and single parents! Please don't hesitate to contact me if you believe you have a special circumstance and want non-judgmental doula support.

Offerings

I offer a free consultation for all services and am happy to customize based on your needs. I use a sliding-scale fee model whenever possible and am open to talking about what is financially feasible for you.

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