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Amanda McLaughlin

Zip: 84403

Counties: Weber/Davis

Primary Service: Birth Doula

Additional Services: Antepartum Doula Support, LGBTQIA+ Support, Miscarriage Support, Virtual and Remote Doula Support

About Me: I am a DONA-certifying birth doula serving the Ogden, Utah area. Whether you are planning to birth at home, hospital, or birth center, I want to support you and help you have the best birthing experience possible.

I am a chemist turned science teacher turned doula. Reproductive health has been a longtime passion of mine and I have always felt drawn to birth work. My own experiences with pregnancy and childbirth showed me the value a non-medical support person could bring and brought me ultimately to doula work.

When I’m not binging Evidence Based Birth podcasts or getting fired up over the current issues with racial and ethnic disparity in birth outcomes I enjoy yoga, rock climbing, skiing, cooking Mediterranean-inspired food, watching period dramas, and spending time with my family: a rambunctious toddler, amazing husband, and two rescue dogs.

I believe that birth is a normal and natural part of life and that birthing bodies should be trusted. That said, normal doesn’t necessarily mean easy and having someone experienced and knowledgeable about the process who is focused solely on you can help alleviate stress and improve outcomes.

Many practices surrounding pregnancy, labor, and delivery center around fear of the worst rather than support of the most likely which leads to many unnecessary interventions and often complications. Birthing people deserve to be treated with respect and provided with all the information needed to make informed, evidence-based choices.

Regardless of your birthing location, whether you plan an induction or spontaneous labor, medicated or unmedicated, or are having a vaginal or Cesarean birth, you deserve to be supported and nurtured throughout your experience.

You can visit my website at www.equinoxfamilies.com to read more about the support packages I offer.

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