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Southern Doula Services:
Our Story

Hello and Welcome to Southern Doula Services!

Our professional, responsive full service doula team provides support and expertise to you and your family as you transition to life with your newborn. Our individualized approach contributes to the success of our clients and sets us apart in the Franklin and Greater Nashville area.


A Little About Me

I am a wife and mother to four children, all in their twenties now.  I am originally from RI where I spent 15 years teaching kindergarten and first grade.  We relocated to TN seven years ago.  At that point, I knew I wanted more flexibility to travel than the school calendar provided so I spent some time trying to “figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up.” And doula fit the bill in every way!  I truly feel called to do this work and support families in my community. It would not be possible without the amazing support of my family. So thank you to them from the bottom of my heart.  Here is a picture of all of us in my happy place- on the water!

Family is everything
meeting their new baby

Where It All Began

I have always had a passion for working with children. As I mentioned above, I taught elementary school for 15 years.  When we relocated to TN, I became a nanny for a 2 month old who I stayed with for several  years. I helped that family welcome a sibling as well.  In addition, we were foster parents specializing in infant placements. We enjoyed caring for a 6 week old, 3 month old, and a 16 month old before relocating to TN. Of course, I have my own experience as a mom of four children, all in their twenties now. Most recently, I started working with a doula agency and have loved every minute. But I knew it was time to get out on my own.  And that is how Southern Doula Services came to be.

What Clients Have to Say

“Laura helped us with our third child, and it was the best thing we did for our family! We had never used a night doula before, but now I recommend one to all moms. I recovered from my c-section much faster while knowing my newborn was in great hands. Laura quickly became a part of our family and always made me feel comfortable no matter what shape I was in when she was around. I knew right away she loved my baby just as much as I did, which made everything seem right. We love Laura and would trust her again and again.”

father and baby
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