Loni Lavaliere

Loni Lavaliere

Child birth is an incredible human experience that I feel connects us as women despite our vast differences. Becoming a mother was the most profound, multifaceted process I have ever experienced. It taught me many things but left me hungry to learn more. I grew to want to engage with mothers and families as they walked this journey. Recognizing this, a friend insisted I be her doula and so began my continuing journey in birth work.

I find support for labor preparation and birth to be a crucial element in a culture such as ours, where women supporting each other, deeply listening, and just being with each other in an authentic way is rare. I look forward to meeting and talking to you and hopefully providing support along your journey.

“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers–strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” –Barbara Katz Rothman