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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Involved in over 3,500 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


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.


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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