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Laura Kathleen Foote

Phone Number: (801) 971-6319

Zip: 84116

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, S. Utah, Wasatch

Primary Service: Birth Doula

Additional Services: Birth Photographer, Postpartum Doula, Bereavement Doula

About Me:

I am so glad you've decided to find someone who you believe could make your birth as beautiful and as satisfying as you, and every woman/family deserves. As your doula my job is to make you feel informed (empowered), safe, cared for, listened to, and completely supported throughout your pregnancy, birth and postpartum days.

Although fairly new to the scene, my intrigue and education to the birth world started 7 years ago when I met an incredibly inspiring Doula, Birth Advocate, and soon to be Midwife in Vancouver, Canada (my hometown). I feel so fortunate to have received so much knowledge before having my own home birth of my son in 2016. I am humbled, yet empowered by everything that birth, pregnancy, and [sadly] loss has taught me.

" I AM A WOMAN GIVING BIRTH TO MYSELF."

This quote was somewhat over my head when I read it in my midwife's office, yet it caught my eye and has stayed with me ever since. Of course, it made complete sense after my birth. And although it was not "perfect", it was mine and it was beautiful. That is what I hope every woman across the Universe gets to feel; whether it's their first birth or fifth, at the hospital, home or birth center. No judgment. Only encouragement and support.

I attended the magnificent Kristi Ridd- Young's DONA certified Doula training, and am quickly becoming a birth nerd. I plan on staying current and up to date through workshops and conferences throughout the year. I am also a certified Anna Forrest Yoga teacher and would love to help you keep your body out of pain during pregnancy with short, non-intimidating yoga sequences, if you so desire.

Unfortunately, I have now become an expert on infant "loss" due to my son's passing. If you are on this site due to preterm loss, an unexpected diagnosis, or infant loss, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or another bereavement doula. A doula cannot take your pain away, but they can hold space for you, care for you, listen, and help you advocate for your rights as a parent. I specialize in all of the above and offer "blessing way ceremonies" for end of life transitions.


Wishing you the birth you dream of.

With kindness-
Laura
Nurturingrootsslc@gmail.com

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