I am Lauren Letterman, toLabor trained Birth Doula, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, Hypnobabies Instructor, and Blooma Prenatal Yoga Instructor. I serve families in Kansas City, Missouri and the surrounding areas. My role as a doula and educator is to help parents have their best birth - one where their wishes are respected and they always feel loved and supported.
Although birth works are a great passion in my life, I am blessed to have several other important roles. I am mother to three beautiful children (my youngest two are my own hypnobabies!) and wife to a hardworking man. I couldn't be a doula or Hypnobabies instructor without their complete support and love!
"Lauren was absolutely wonderful! Her calm presence was paramount to our successful natural birth. She is knowledgeable about birthing and relaxation techniques. She encouraged the use of a tub, birthing ball and rebozo. We are so grateful Lauren was able to be with us at such short notice. She truly helped us experience a beautiful birth for our baby boy." - Emily and Jake
"Lauren stepped into my life as a friend and then later, a doula at just the perfect time. My husband had just given me the go ahead to ask her to be my doula, right as I was starting to imagine having her at my twins' birth. Her vibrant, but calming energy gave me so much encouragement during my pregnancy. Lauren provided to me help with understanding the Hypnobabies home study tools as a hypno-doula, encouraged me to take time out daily to relax and take care of myself, and also pointed me to resources and information about having healthy and safe pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum periods.
At the birth of my twins (which was a medication-free Hypnobabies VBAC also), Lauren helped me keep things moving along, so that medical interventions were mostly avoided. She helped me think through options given to me at the hospital to keep labor going, as my birthing time moved nice and slow, more than my Doctor seemed comfortable with. I believe that Lauren's help was critical to my twin VBAC success, and she helped my husband out too. We both relied on her during what could have potentially been a more stressful time than it ended up being. Now, at four weeks postpartum, Lauren continues to check in on me weekly, and provides continued information and resources to help me keep my head on straight. Lauren truly excels at what she does, and does her job to the fullest. She is very friendly, helpful and supportive during all stages of pregnancy and postpartum." - Kati
"Lauren helped us so much during the pregnancy and birth of our first child. She took the time to get to know us as people and parents-to-be, addressed all of our concerns, and helped ease us into parenthood. She was with us each step of the way, from answering my phone call in the middle of the night to meeting and holding our baby girl over 30 hours later. She even came back to the hospital to check on us the next day! We really couldn't have done it without her guidance and support. She was not only our doula, but she became our friend. Thanks Lauren!" - Heather and Mike