Laura Nance is the owner of For Love of Baby. She has been involved in the childbirth field since 2001. She is a CAPPA certified Labor Doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator and Postpartum Doula. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor with ALPP. She is also a faculty member with CAPPA, teaching in the Labor Doula, Lactation Educator and Postpartum Doula programs.
Laura’s interest in pregnancy was stirred when she was only 16 years during her older sister’s pregnancy. She felt that it was truly awesome to grow another little person! When she became pregnant with her own children she truly appreciated how amazing it really is. It was during her labor and birth with her first child that she found her calling to assist families during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. She was supported during her labor by a very encouraging nurse. This support was vital to her positive birth experience and she wanted to pass this positive support on to other families.
Laura’s passion for birth is demonstrated in the way she supports each individual family. Her goal is that the family feels empowered and has a positive birth experience, whatever that means for them. She feels that it is an honor to participate in such a special time in a family’s life.
Laura feels very strongly that families are well educated in their pregnancy, labor and postpartum life. She stays on top of the most current literature and research to make sure she is always offering the most recent information.
As a labor doula, her experience with birth ranges from home to birth center to hospital; very intense, fast labors and very long, difficult labors; normal, natural labors and cesareans and VBAC’s. She has positive working relationships with practitioners and staff at many area hospitals including Catawba Valley Medical Center, Caldwell Memorial Hospital and Iredell Memorial Hospital as well as area home birth midwives and the midwives and other staff at the birth centers in the area.
Laura has been married since 1992 to her greatest supporter in all she does, her husband Brent. They have 2 children, a son and a daughter, whom she homeschools (and loves it) as well as a cat and 2 dogs. As a family they enjoy spending time together outdoors- camping, hiking, biking, boating and wildlife watching. She also enjoys reading and photography.