Did you know that babies who are worn in a soft carrier for part of the day tend to cry less? Learn the wondeful skill of babywearing by scheduling an in home lesson or attending one of Laura's group classes! Select Babywearing Services above for a full list of prices and classes scheduled.
After baby is born, all family members need a little extra care and kindness. A postpartum doula will nurture baby's caregivers, assist with infant care, and provide household support such a light cooking. Give yourself or loved ones the gift of nurturing with a postpartum doula!
Laura began her babywearing and doula journey nearly 15 years ago with the birth of her first child. She blends 14 years of experience in mental health social work with her professional babywearing and doula training to provide sensitive and compassionate services to families in Western Pennsylvania. Laura is a licensed clinical social worker in PA and certified as a postpartum doula by DONA International.
Laura is the mother to two amazing middle and high school aged children. During family time, Laura enjoys cooking, travel planning, camping and road trips. Read about Laura's travels at www.respectthevan.com
Laura has worked in multiple social work settings during her nearly 20 year career. Some highlights include teaching in the Pitt MSW program, 2 inpatient psychiatric hospitals, a hotline for victims of intimate partner violence, a youth employment program, and a community educator teaching about healthy relationships. She obtained her degrees from Carlow and the University of Pittsburgh.
After several years of volunteering for Pittsburgh Babywearers, Laura noticed that babywearing seemed to make a big difference in people's satisfaction with their parenting, Wear Your Little One was born in 2012, to provide professional babywearing support. During home visits and classes, Laura often found herself giving gentle baby care and nurturing advice, and realized this was a needed part of service to families. She began providing postpartum doula services in 2014.