For over 20 years Laura has been serving families as a doula and educator in the foothills of NC. Her experience spans hundreds of families, each with a different situation. She is passionate about supporting families in the early days of their relationships in order to help families build the trust and strong relationships that will last a lifetime. Her vision is to help every family find the support they need.
Laura is the owner of For Love of Baby and currently serves as a postpartum doula, lactation educator/counselor, new parent educator, perinatal fitness instructor, & sleep educator.
She holds certifications from Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) as a postpartum doula, labor doula, childbirth educator, lactation educator, new parent educator, and pregnancy fitness educator. She is a certified personal trainer with NASM and has received her Core Confidence Specialist and Pre/Postnatal Fitness certifications from Pelvienne Wellness. She is certified as a Certified Baby-Led Sleep and Well-Being Specialist from Isla Grace.
Laura is on the leadership board with CAPPA as the program director/senior advisor for the postpartum doula and new parent educator programs. She serves as the Director of Education at Pelvienne Wellness. She has been training professional doulas and educators since 2015.
Laura has been married to Brent since 1992 and has 2 twenty-something kids, a son, Jay who lives in Montana with his wife (Laura's bonus daughter) and a daughter, Brenna who lives locally and is also a doula with For Love of Baby. Laura is known for her love of her cats, reading on the beach, dancing at concerts (and in her car, and in her kitchen), and getting muddy and sweaty running trails.
Brenna is a labor and postpartum doula in Conover, NC. She is married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful children and they live in the country together on their little farm.
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 postpartum days. How these things not only effect birth, but also effect how a mom views 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 ability to 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, encouragement, advocacy and support during pregnancy 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 CAPPA certified , first aid and CPR certified and has continued education in Rebozo techniques, Hypnobirthing, Spinning Babies and Bereavement.
Brenna Nance grew up wandering into childbirth education classes being taught in her living room, riding in the car with her mother to the birth center and new family meetings, and working as a mother's helper from an early age. Though primarily surrounded by pregnancy and birth, from early on Brenna wanted to focus on helping families in the postpartum stage. She is passionate about helping families ease feelings of being overwhelmed and supporting mothers as they recover and connect with their babies in those precious first weeks. When she isn't working with families, Brenna can be found reading, researching, and learning as much as possible about any topic you can come up with. She loves to create, make cups of tea that she will forget to drink, and pet any animals that will let her.
Brenna works as a postpartum doula, teaches sibling classes, and has training in lactation education and belling binding. She is currently enrolled in a perinatal nutrition course.
Liza is a certified CAPPA labor doula, certified CAPPA childbirth educator, lactation educator and birth photographer/videographer in the Hickory and surrounding area. Her crazy but amazing children are ten and five years old. Plus, she has an awesome bonus daughter that is 13. After having two very different experiences with the birth of her children she learned how amazing and empowering childbirth can be with enough knowledge and support. Liza wants to help other women find the birth experience they are looking for. Her personal journey and love of all things pregnancy and baby, led her down the path to becoming a doula and childbirth educator. The information out there surrounding pregnancy and childbirth can be so overwhelming! Liza is passionate about helping other women navigate their way through all of that information. She works with expecting families to prepare you for childbirth with evidence based, unbiased research which will help you thoughtfully devise a birth plan you feel confident in. There are lots of decisions surrounding childbirth, we will discuss all the choices you face as well as how to communicate with your provider so you can make the best informed decision for you and your baby. Liza will be there to comfort, encourage and support you and your partner during the entire process.
Photography has been a part of her life for over 25 years. It seemed natural to want to bring those skills into the birth space of clients who desired to have their birth documented. Liza learned very quickly that it took her 25 years to realize birth photography is AMAZING and just maybe her favorite!
Carole is passionate about helping a women achieve their goals for pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. She understands that the process of childbirth can foster emotions of anxiety and uncertainty. Childbirth is a very personal experience and Carole takes the time to understand your concerns and assist in creating a birth plan that is uniquely tailored to your needs and goals. After the birth of her first child, Carole was amazed by the natural capability of the female body, and how empowering childbirth can be. As your doula, Carole will provide emotional, physical and informational support to expectant parents consisting of training and coaching prior to birth, hands on instruction during pregnancy, continuous support during labor and postpartum assistance in breastfeeding.
Emily lives right outside of Hickory, in the city of Newton. Together, she and her husband have 5 children, 2 dogs and 5 chickens. In her free time, Emily loves to hike in the mountains, listen to live music, host get togethers, bake, and enjoy stand-up comedy.
Experiencing her five very different births (including teen pregnancy), Emily developed a passion for the labor process. She witnessed firsthand how important it is to be informed and to have unbiased and individualized support through childbirth. This is why she chose to become a labor doula.
Just as every family is different, so is every birth! Emily longs to bring personalized support both physically and emotionally, unbiased research based information and to give parents the tools to feel confident in their decisions made in pregnancy, labor and birth.
Emily is CAPPA trained and plans to further her educations and certifications to benefit and serve her community.