Meet Laura
Thank you for inquiring about home-birth and midwifery care.

PERSONALLY:

I am 55 years old and honored to be celebrating 30 years of midwifery services
I have two sons: Taylor and Kurt 
Three step children: Jacob, Lindsey and Jessica AND
Eight wonderful grand children: Tyler, Victoria, Alivia, Fiona, Jodie, Kade, Layla and Harlie!
I was raised in Lewis County on my family’s dairy farm  
I have a large extended family that I love spending time with 
I am also a member of and attend Toledo First Baptist Church

PROFESSIONALLY:

I provide complete prenatal care: personal care, professional labor support and assistance in the birth of your baby. All in the comfort of a warm, relaxing home, where you are free to walk about, eat, drink fluids and rest when you want

MY DESIRE:

I want to make this pregnancy a very memorable experience.  
Together, I hope we achieve the wonderful birth experience 
you so desire with your family and loved ones

EDUCATION:

Seattle Midwifery School, Seattle, Washington,
1983 Diploma of Midwifery
Centralia Community College, Centralia, Washington,
1977 Associates in Science, Practical Nursing Program
Onalaska High School, Onalaska, Washington,
1975 High School Diploma

PROFESSIONAL LICENSING:

Licensed Midwife, 1983, State of Washington
Certified Professional Midwife
Licensed Practical Nurse, 1977, State of Washington

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Professional Midwives Affiliation, member
Midwives Association of Washington State, Past Regional Director
Midwives Alliance of North America
North America Registry of Midwives
International Childbirth Education Association
Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, past member
Zonta of Lewis County, past member
Lewis County Family Planning, Advisory Board, past member
Lewis County Public Schools, Professional Guest Speaker
Lewis County Fire Districts, Continuing Education Instructor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Involved in over 3000 births!!
Founder and Sole Practitioner, Midwifery Services, 1983 to present
St. Jude Hospital, St. Lucia, West Indies, 1982-1984
Morton General Hospital, Licensed Practical Nurse, 1982-1984
Providence Hospital Centralia, Licensed Practical Nurse, 1977-1982
Other Experience:
    o1999, spent three weeks in Western Samoa delivering babies
    o2000, spent 4 weeks in Cooper Cannon Mexico, working in an orphanage
    o2009, spent 4 weeks in South Africa delivering babies in a Government         Hospital

PUBLICATIONS and AWARDS:

2009 "Woman of Wisdom" award for over 25 years of midwifery practice
"Families Beginning Together" birth with Licensed Midwife 45 minutes, 
published in 1990. Over 1000 sold.

HOBBIES

Sewing: I have four machines, now teaching my grand daughters
Making soy wax candles
Making glycerin soap
Making jewelry with my Mom and grand daughters

All of these homemade items are now for sale at my new 
gift shop, Butterfly Wishes!

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