I'm Laurie Suggs,

Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula (CBI), Evidence-Based Birth® Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula (CBI), Evidence-Based Birth® Instructor, Hypnobabies® Trained Hypnodoula, certified Body Ready Method® pro

Supplementing the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth class with Body Ready Method® principles, I will mentor you in your birth preparation, so you can have an empowering, family centered birth.

Evidence, Comfort Measures, Advocacy

This birth is your story! As a certified birth and postpartum doula, along with my Evidence Based Birth® and Body Ready Method® training, I offer a calm presence and years of experience to help you and your partner explore options and prepare for your birthing and postpartum time.
The Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth class will give you the skills and knowledge to be the decision maker for your birth. In our classes we discuss the information you learn from the videos by Dr. Rebecca Dekker, PhD. I supplement each class with content and coaching from the Body Ready Method® principles, designed to help you achieve a more comfortable pregnancy, smoother birth, and easier recovery. I also offer a discount code for their programs.


Being very uninformed at my first birth I was left feeling like it was something that just “happened” to me. I felt like the doctor delivered my baby rather than me giving birth to her. During my subsequent five pregnancies, I educated myself about the process and felt empowered to make choices for my births. After raising my family I felt called to birth work and have a passion for helping new parents navigate their journey.

When families have the evidence in their hands, are educated about their options, and have the skills to advocate and discuss with their providers, they have the highest satisfaction with their births.

Hear from my families

Going into the class I thought I had all the confidence and ability to support my partner and have this baby successfully, but after taking this class I know now that I had so much to learn. Laurie brought us all together as a family to feel comfortable and confident to get through this process the safest and best way possible. I am so grateful that I took her class. I wouldn’t change a thing other than to inform others how important it is to educate yourself as much as possible before the baby is born to learn all the options and obstacles you’ll face. Thank you so much for this experience.
Laurie was a great instructor! She sought out answers and brought them back to the group if there was something she was unable to address. She was thoughtful in her teaching and seemed very approachable.