About me

My Philosophy

My mission as a birth doula is to provide mothers and their families with emotional, physical and informational support while aiding in their quest for a beautiful birthing experience. I believe all women should have the support and tools to feel empowered to make her own choices in fulfilling her desires for her birth!

 

I believe in the power of a woman's body and its ability to birth naturally. I will wholeheartedly support a woman in any decision she makes in order to acheive her ideal birthing experience. 

 

It is my greatest honor to be included in such a momentous occasion as the birth of your wonderful child as well as be a part of your amazing journey!

Meet Lauren

My name is Lauren Pietrowski and I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. In 2006, I married my wonderful husband and we welcomed 2 amazing sons in 2008 and 2011! After years of moving we have finally settled in Pylesville, Maryland. 

I attended Eastern Technical High School with a focus in Allied Health. Thereafter, I attended Medix School in Towson, MD receiving my certifications as a Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy Technician. I graduated Alpha Beta Kappa with a GPA of 4.0. After graduation I moved to Nashua, NH and worked in an OB/GYN practice with the Nurse Practioner and teaching new OB patients prenatal guidelines for 2 years. In 2006, I graduated from Ashworth University with my Associate's Degree is Healthcare Management. I also began working in Family Practice in 2006 and continued for the next 5 years. I realized in this timeframe that I always missed my niche in OB/GYN. In 2012, I completed my training as a Birth Doula through DONA. It is now that I have found a path that truly is both rewarding and fulfilling! I am very passionate about caring for women in childbirth and invested in improving the world of Women's Health. I thoroughly enjoy supporting women in every birth scenario including natural, waterbirth, VBAC, inductions, cesareans, etc. I find each journey so different and amazing! In September 2015, I embarked on a new journey when I enrolled in the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance program to become a midwife. I am encouraged by the expanded knowledge and care this provides for all of the families I serve.

In addition to my private birth work, I serve as the Program Coordinator for Pettaway Pursuit Foundation, Doula By My Side program and serve as the board secretary for the PA Doula Commission.

In my "free time" I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, spending time at the bay and enjoying the events of all 4 seasons! I am always eager to meet new people and share in new experiences!

 

 

 

My Training
Certified Labor Doula

DONA International, 2012

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist 

Placenta Benefits, 2013

Certification of Childbirth Education

CAPPA, 2017

Certification of Childbirth Education

Rebozo Certified

Gena Kirby, 2014

Midwifery Basics Course
Massachusetts Midwives Alliance, 2015-2017
“Her kindness is genuine and she is truly passionate about helping moms (and dads) achieve a beautiful birth.” Jessica L.
“Lauren provided invaluable help and support to my husband and me before, during and after the unmedicated birth of our first daughter. I would wholeheartedly recommend Lauren as a doula for any pregnant woman, regardless of birth preferences.”. Lisa F.