Meet Our Professionals

All of our professionals have been professionally trained by CAPPA professional trainers and mentored by the owner of For Love of Baby, Laura Nance. They have access to Laura and her many years of experience across hundreds of families, for any concerns they may have while working with you. When you hire a For Love of Baby professional,  you can be confident that you have an experienced, professional team for all of your needs.

Our professionals all have different philosophies and experience. We want you to have the best experience possible by finding the professional that best matches your needs.

Laura Nance, CPD, CLD, CLE, CCCE, CLC, CPFE, CNPE
Owner of For Love of Baby
CAPPA Senior Advisor for Postpartum Programs
CAPPA Faculty for Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator, New Parent Educator trainings

Laura has been serving families as an educator and doula since 2001. She has experience with many situations that may arise during the perinatal period, such as cesarean, VBAC, twins, maternal anxiety, fast labors, long labors, pre-eclampsia, as well as other maternal and infant health issues. She is the Senior Advisor of Postpartum Programs for CAPPA, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association. She teaches CAPPA professional certification trainings for postpartum doulas, new parent educators, hospital labor doulas, and lactation educators. She offers Informed Childbirth Education classes and breastfeeding support. She is taking limited labor and postpartum clients at this time.
Laura has been teaching CAPPA certification trainings since 2005. Her experience and comfortable teaching style make her trainings relaxed and fun making learning easier.

Kimberly Dodson, CLD
Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula,  Lactation Educator

My name is Kimberly Dodson and I am a Certified Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula and Pregnancy Fitness Educator.  I am also CPR trained.
I am a wife to an amazing husband and two beautiful children.  I have experienced the joy of childbirth with my own children and loved how empowered I felt.  I want to share that feeling of empowerment with others.  I look forward to helping women have the best birth experience possible.  I assist in all types of births and have experience with successful VBAC’s.  My goal is to help women have the birth they desire and to give them the information they need to make educated choices throughout the pregnancy, birth and postpartum process.
I have always loved children and have worked with babies for over 20 years.  After having my own children without the benefit of having family nearby, I realized how important support can be in those first few postpartum weeks.  As a postpartum doula, I look forward to being that person to provide moms the physical and emotional support they need during that time.
I am also interested in fitness.  After having my two children, I found that getting the baby weight off was not easy.  I started attending the gym and found a love of running.  I look forward to helping pregnant and postpartum moms be active and make healthy choices.
A few more things about me:  I live in Statesville and serve the surrounding areas within about an hour drive.  I am a substitute teacher working with elementary students.  I have one fur baby who is really my third child, my Yorkie, Max.

Brenna Turner
Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator

Brenna is a labor and postpartum doula in Conover, NC. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two beautiful children, as well as two fur babies and four chickens. They live in the country together and are wannabe homesteaders.
Through the very different births of her own children and the loss of two babies, she learned the importance of being informed and supported during pregnancy and in the postpartum days. How these things not only affect birth, but also how they affect a mom’s view of her birth, herself and motherhood.
Brenna’s desire is to guide women through their journey, so that they can have confidence in their choices and their ability to birth and nurture their baby or babies.
No matter the birth, the circumstances or outcome, Brenna wishes to stand by your side offering evidence based- unbiased information, physical support such as comfort measures during labor and breastfeeding counselling, and emotional support as in encouragement and advocacy during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. As well as helping the mom’s partner and family grow together as they adjust to their new life.
Brenna is a trained labor and postpartum doula, currently working on her certification through CAPPA, she is First Aid and CPR certified and plans to continue her education in Lactation Counseling, Rebozo techniques, Hypnobirthing, Spinning Babies and Bereavement.

Liza White
Labor Doula, Childbirth Educator

Hey, I’m Liza!! I’m a passionate labor doula, childbirth educator and birth photographer in Hickory and the surrounding area. My crazy but amazing children are seven and three years old. Plus, I have a awesome bonus daughter that is 10. After having two very different experiences with the birth of my children I learned how amazing and empowering childbirth can be with enough knowledge and support. I want to help guide other women to achieve the same feeling over their own labor and childbirth. My own personal experience and love of all things pregnancy and baby, led me down the path to becoming a labor doula and childbirth educator. Together we will prepare you for childbirth with evidence based, unbiased research which will help you thoughtfully devise a birth plan you feel confidant in. There are lots of decisions surrounding childbirth, we will discuss all options so you can know what to expect. During labor, I will be with you to comfort and support you. I also assist your partner and will help them in best supporting you. Each client’s experience will be specific to their wishes. I’m so excited to walk with you during this empowering journey!! You were made to do this!!
I’ve been a photographer for over 20 years. I’ve shot weddings, family portraits, birthday parties, nature and anything else you can imagine. But birth photography is where it’s at! I love it so much!
 
 

Brenna Nance
Postpartum Doula

Hi, I’m Brenna! Since I can remember, birth has been something I have been surrounded by. I’ve grown up with pregnant women in my living room learning about their options and what to expect when they have they go into labor. It’s a comforting thing to be able to have a clear understanding of the birth process from an early age, but many women and their partners don’t have that. Birth and raising a child can be daunting, and it is my goal to make sure that all mothers have the opportunity to learn and make informed choices on what is best for them and their baby so it doesn’t have to be.

I’ve worked with children since before I was a teenager, helping baby sit and doing mothers helper work from a young age. Eventually, I became a Nanny myself and have had the privilege of working with several families over the years. Postpartum work is something I’m passionate about. It is so important that a mother is taken care of and never feels alone during this period in her life, and I want to help her and her family to adjust to their new addition in a way that fits them specifically.

I’m certified in both infant and adult CPR and first aid, with experience in meal planning and scheduling. I am receiving my Postpartum Doula certification through CAPPA, and plan to continue my education by becoming a new parent educator as well. When I am not working with families, I am a Graphic Design and Photographer who is passionate about creating a more beautiful world in little ways.