Services Offered: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula
Laura is a full spectrum doula.
She provides physical, emotional, informational, advocacy and partner support for events involving reproductive health. She believes that regardless of the choices you make for your body, you deserve to be heard and supported, and always feel ownership of your body. Doulas are professionals, trained to support you and your choices.
Laura is a certified birth doula with DONA International, the oldest doula organization in the world. She also completed training for assisting trauma survivors in birth from Penny Simkin’s course, “When Survivors Give Birth”. She is a trained postpartum doula with Doula Training Canada, and a trained abortion doula by The Doula Project from New York City. Currently, she is in the process of becoming a certified infant & pregnancy loss support doula as well.
While running her own business, Laura is also a doula with the charity Birth Mark, that works for marginalized communities in Toronto. With Birth Mark, Laura specifically supports abuse survivors give birth, and she is the Abortion Support Program Coordinator . She is a member of Spectrum Doula Collective, and completed the mentorship training program with Toronto Doula Group. Laura is also an abortion counsellor with Exhale, an after-abortion talk-line that supports callers from all across North America.
Laura has 10 years of childcare experience, and 5 years working with families as postpartum support, as well as nanny services.
As a doula, Laura works from an intersectional feminist approach. Wherever you come from, whatever you believe, how you identify, or who you love, Laura is prepared to help you feel listened to, respected, and empowered during your reproductive health experience.
Laura is pro-sex work, pro-choice, and works with all genders.
She assists individuals and families, of all types, ages, and abilities in Toronto and the GTA.
More info at https://www.laurakatherinehayes.com/