Laura has been attending births since 2000. She started attending births as a doula and during the pregnancy of her fourth child in 2004, she felt the call to become a midwife.
She completed her apprenticeship with a traditional homebirth midwife in 2007 and in the summer of 2007, she served as an intern at a high volume birth center in the Philippines. While there, she handled and assisted at many births, managed labors, performed prenatal, postpartum, and newborn exams. During her time in Davao, Laura was able to see complications and practice procedures we do not normally experience in a low risk homebirth setting. In 2008, she returned as a volunteer midwife.
She has attended approximately 500 births and is certified in Adult & Infant CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation. As a part of Laura's midwifery practice, she endeavors to update her knowledge and skills by regularly attending midwifery education workshops and conferences and using current evidence based care within her practice.
Laura believes every birthing woman has the right to empowered choices. As a midwife, she helps guide parents through pregnancy and birth, informing them about all aspects of prenatal, birth and postpartum care options.
Every woman is unique, as is each pregnancy. Care is tailored to meet the needs of each individual and family.
As a midwife, Laura is honored to be an experienced assistant who is invited to be present for a great miracle - the birth of a child.
Deanna, baby Eve, and Laura
Deanna's passion for childbirth started in 2006, after she supported her sister at the birth of her niece. In 2013, she began her midwifery apprenticeship with Laura and ABS.
During her apprenticeship, she had the opportunity to assist in the births of many babies, including breeches and twins, both here with ABS and at a high volume birth center up north.
Deanna is certified in NRP and CPR.
In the spring of 2018, Deanna joined ABS as a staff midwife. She is thankful to be able continue to pursue her passion, serving families through midwifery.