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

About Birthing From The Heart

Birth and Postpartum Doula

My name is Laura and I am a Birth Doula and the owner of Birthing From The Heart. I am a mama of two little boys and live an active life on the stunning Southern end of the Gold Coast. I am an all-round birth nerd and I love all things womanhood, pregnancy and birth. I don’t think there is anything more amazing and beautiful than our bodies’ ability to create life and bring it Earth-side. Being able to witness and support women and families during the birth of their child/children is beyond magical and something I will forever feel very privileged of doing.

I have always been very interested in birth, but it was only after the birth of my second son that I was really drawn into birth work. Quite often people become Doulas after a bad birth experience, but I am the opposite. What really inspired me to become a Doula were my two beautiful birth experiences. I felt so loved and supported, informed and in charge and I knew that this is how every birthing woman deserves to feel. I have confidence in saying that with the right preparation and support, giving birth can really be a positive and empowering experience!

I believe that no matter what your birth experience is, it is going to be a big part of your life for the rest of your life. We will always remember how we were made to feel during our birth. Whether we felt supported and heard, loved and nurtured, informed and in charge. This is what thrives me to do what I do. I want every birthing person to feel safe, respected, loved and fully in charge of their own birth. When you know that every decision made was made with love and based on your own informed choices, you can feel good and confident no matter what.

I am all for championing your choices and feel extremely honoured to be able to support women and their partners on this road to parenthood, which will be the most amazing and life-changing journey they ever take.