My name is Lauren Dawson Agro and I am the mother of a fantastic son, born in 2002. He, along with my own wonderful doula, is the inspiration for my interest in the field of childbirth. My childbirth experience was wonderful and I had a great Midwife. I nursed for almost a year and experienced all the ups and downs of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.
My role is to support you in whatever decision you may choose.
I have assisted with births at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sinai, Hanover, St. Joseph, St. Agnes, Frederick Memorial, Howard County General, Carroll County General, Mercy and Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) hospitals, and Special Beginnings Birth and Women’s Center.
What My Clients Have to Say...
"Reading that [birth] story was amazing! It was so fun to relive it through your writing. I'm so glad I have all the details of P.'s birth. I can't wait to share it with her some day. Thanks so much for everything!" ~ MP, mother of PAP, born 8/29/2010
"I am so happy that C. is here and healthy. This delivery was so much better than T.'s! B. & I were both so glad you could be there with us. Thanks for being such great support..." ~ Parents of CJG, born 01/04/2010
"We were so blessed to have you as our support person through this whole birth process - I cannot thank you enough. And the pictures are gorgeous - thanks so so much for everything! Though there were moments I found myself disappointed in some of the interventions, I am overall really happy with how the birth progressed and I feel like we were able to own it, stay in control and birth her how we felt best. It is such an amazing experience...." ~ Parents of MAS born 6/10/2008
"You truly made our special day perfect. Thank you for all of your counsel, support, kindness and wisdom!" ~ DZ & CH, AKH born 2/14/2008
" ...Your encouragement and wisdom were spot on. It would have been a more intense situation if you'd not been there coaching us all along... " ~ SK & KK, ACK born 8/1/2007
“Words cannot express how thankful we are that you were there to help us bring ARL into the world! You encouraged us and stood by our decisions throughout the entire delivery! I really don't know how we would have done it without you! You are truly an angel that helped us through an intense experience! Thank you for everything!” ~ ML & JL, ARL born 3/20/2007
My "Other" Life
I'm not a doula all the time. My day jobs are diverse and varied! I am a Usability Specialist/Human Factors Engineer for a large government agency, helping make websites easier to use for everyone. I recently completed my masters degree in Human Centered Computing at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in December 2012. I am now free like a bird to focus on more fun, birthy things! I am also a professional photographer and co-own a photography company. I was married in June of 2011 to my wonderful husband Ron, and most importantly, I am a mommy to a fantastic big kid!
A member of
International Alliance of Midwives
"Advocate for birth change..."
”You believed in me,
even when I wasn’t able
to believe in myself” ~LN