Laura has been involved in the childbirth field since 2001. She is a CAPPA certified Postpartum Doula, New Parent Educator, Lactation Educator, Labor Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Pregnancy Fitness Educator. She holds additional certifications from NASM (National Association of Sport Fitness) and Bellies, Inc as a physical and corrective exercise specialist specializing in core and pelvic floor health during the perinatal period. She runs a birth collective that serves families of the foothills of NC.
Laura serves as a CAPPA faculty member and trains professionals in the Postpartum Doula, New Parent Educator, and Lactation Educator certification programs. She has trained over 700 childbirth professionals since 2006. Laura has been serving on the CAPPA Leadership Team as the Senior Advisor of Postpartum Programs since 2014. In 2017 she worked as co-creator and co-developer of the CAPPA New Parent Educator program.
Laura’s passion for educating professionals is demonstrated in the way she supports each individual student. When teaching workshops her goal is to inspire each student to reach their full potential as they go into their own communities to educate and support new families. Her trainings are down to earth, fun, interactive, and full of learning.