A Growing Belly, LLC
Happily Assisting at the Following Birth Locations:


  • Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center

  • Carroll County General Hospital

  • Frederick Memorial Hospital

  • Frederick Birth Center

  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center

  • Howard County General Hospital

  • Johns Hopkins Bayview

  • Mercy Medical Center

  • Sinai Hospital

  • Special Beginnings Birth Center

  • St. Agnes Hospital

  • Univ. of MD St. Joseph Medical Ctr.

  • University of MD Medical Ctr.

  • Your Home!

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Who am I?

I'm Lauren.  I love helping people.

I am the mother of a fantastic son, born in 2002. His amazing birth was the inspiration for my interest in the field of childbirth. 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 birth decisions you may choose.

  • I trust and believe in birth.

  • Women have been giving birth for many centuries and women's bodies were designed to deliver and care for babies.

  • I support women with no judgment on their methods of laboring. If they choose a medication free labor, I embrace and support them just as readily as someone who chooses an Epidural.

  • I also believe good things come with hard work and perseverance.

Day Job vs Night Job


I'm not a doula all the time. My day jobs is very different than my night job!


During the day, I am a Senior User Experience Specialist for a large government agency. For over 11 years, I've helped make websites easier to use for everyone. I have a wonderful boss and great coworkers who allow me great flexibility, especially when I have a baby due! My hours are flexible and I am able to make up time or use vacation time when I need to attend a birth or help a brand new mom with a placenta encapsulation.