Services

Support for pregnancy, labor and birth, and beyond

Hospital & Home Birth Support

Support for your hospital birth alongside your doctor or midwife, partner, and birth team, helping you feel empowered and able to advocate for yourself. Support for your homebirth alongside your midwife, partner, and birth team, helping hold space for your birth to unfold.

Postpartum Support

Support for the postpartum period, encompassing both the practical and emotional aspects of adjusting to parenthood. Helping new families bond by assisting with their everyday needs, offering resources, and troubleshooting difficulties.

Placenta Services

I offer placenta encapsulation and tincturing, placenta prints, and cord keepsakes. Choose all of the above or only what is right for you -- all packages are customizable. I pick up your placenta from the hospital or your home and deliver your capsules/tinctures/etc. before the 3rd day postpartum.

Testimonials

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.

Packages

I offer a free consultation for all packages 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.

Latest Blog Posts

On birth, life, parenting, and more

Contact Me

I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me at (510) 859-8405. I typically return calls within a 24 – 48 hour period. Another way to reach me is via email at contact(at)laurenlobue.com or by filling out this handy form: