Lauren Backman Locke
I come to doula work as a second career. My passion for information on pregnancy and birth began while trying to get pregnant and planning a home birth with my first daughter. As part of this, I researched many options available to birthing people in the Boston area including birthing spaces, types of providers, and the other possible decisions that could need to be made during a birth journey. After this first experience of growing a baby, birthing a baby, and feeding a baby, I felt strong and powerful. This was a new feeling as I had always felt failed by my body in someway before this experience. Confidence in my physical body only grew with the second pregnancy and second birth at home.
I believe that everyone deserves to feel this kind of strength and empowerment by being in control of their prenatal, birth, and postpartum experiences. I believe that information leads to confident choices. Confident choices bring power and control to the birthing person.