Congratulations on your pregnancy!
undoubtedly a very exciting time in your life
and you want the best possible birthing experience.
I am Laura Pastula,
a certified birth doula with
Doulas of North America (DONA). I work for the
pregnant woman (and their partner), and therefore can
attend your birth where ever you choose. I have
had vigorous training in childbirth and am a mother
myself. I've also been trained in hypno-birthing, use of
rebozos, spinning babies, aromatherapy, acupressure and take
pride in continually updating my skills. I am also a reiki
practitioner and easily incorporate the healing energy of reiki
into my doula practice at the request of my clients. All of these things help me to be a
better assistant and advocate for birthing women.
3rd year on top 9 doula list
||What is a
The word doula comes from the Greek word meaning "maidservant." A doula is a professional woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during and just after childbirth. A doula stays by the laboring woman's side throughout the entire labor, assisting the woman and her partner in carrying out their birth plan.
My goal as a birth doula is to assist you in having
the most satisfying birth experience, as you define it!
One couple had this to say, "Thank you so much for all
of your help and support throughout such an important,
magical experience in our life." Please contact me if
you would like to find out more about birth doulas
and how they can help you during your magical time.
This sculpture is by Irenée Duriez, a
Belgian artist. I find it a captivating work of art,
portraying the beauty and light in all pregnant women.
Some of the hospitals
- Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT.
- St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT.
- Manchester Famly Birth Center,
- Mercy Family Life Center
- New Britain General Hospital,
New Britain, CT.
Birth Doula Pricing:
$850 - $925 Per Birth with discounts for repeat clients
Practicing in Springfield, MA, Hartford
and Tolland Counties
Click here to see beautiful babies birthed with Laura.
Doula and new baby
Discover the Healing Powers of
Click here to read an article on a provoking study performed by
UConn researcher Gloria Gronowicz, a Columbia University doctoral graduate
on the powers of Therapeutic Touch.
As reported by Hilary Waldman of The Hartford Courant.
$50 Per Hour or $30 Half Hour.
Please contact me for package pricing, group sessions and
East Windsor, CT
Trained in Hypno-Birthing