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  • Apprenticeship with Jennifer Darwin, Founder of GGDA, winter 2023
  • Mama Glow: Birth Doula Trainee 2022
  • Mama Glow: Postpartum Doula Trainee 2022
  • DONA: Certified Birth Doula
  • Gentle Landing Midwifery: Home birth midwifery apprenticeship 2018
  • Ayelet Kaznelson: Breastfeeding Certification 2017
  • Eat Pray Doula: Doula training Bali, Indonesia 2012

Certifications & Specialities

Hi there! Following 15 years in New York, I placed my film production career aside to pursue my long-standing passion- creating and sharing space for and with birthing communities. I began this inspiring journey many moons ago when I traveled East to Yayasan Bumi Sehat in 2010. My sacred birthing experiences, whether in Bali, Brooklyn, New Hampshire, or Vermont, have been transformative.

As a doula, my role is not only to offer guidance and support to the birthing person but to create a healing, grounding, and tranquil environment for their partner, family members, and the birthing team/medical staff at large. Nurturing and caring for others brings forth great joy and I look forward to dedicating my time to those in the Bay Area!

Apprentice birth doula

lauren godfrey

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  • Immediate on-call
  • Monthly Educational Workshops
  • Online Breastfeeding support (up to three a month)
  • Online Pelvic Floor clinic (up to twice a month)
  • Access to GGDA's library of resources
  • Access to the Village People, providers, and affiliate discounts

ggda membership package includes:

  • Up to 2-3 prenatal visits: (1 virtual, 1 in-person, 1 optional) Answer questions and concerns, get to know each other and discuss your birth
  • Up to 2 (1-2 hr) post birth wrap up visits
  • Assemble birth wishes
  • Establish pain coping techniques
  • Provide continuous physical, emotional, and informational support
  • Group messaging access
  • Optional Custom Fitted Birth Ball
  • Free TENS Unit Rental
  • Expert Pain Coping techniques
  • First Feeding/Golden Hour Support

Rates: $1,400

lauren's birth package

- MO AND LANCE T. 

"It is hard to imagine what our birthing experience would have been like without our doula, Lauren. She brought a much needed, gentle force of calmness and support to the hectic hospital environment. Lauren’s soothing touch and words of affirmation helped keep us centered during challenging moments in the hospital. We have immense gratitude for the gift of tranquility that she brought into the birthing space by her warm, angelic, feminine nature. She was able to champion for our needs and wishes while maintaining respect for the hospital’s protocols as well. Our family was able to achieve our birthing wish to have a vaginal birth and Lauren’s loving support was instrumental in helping us achieve that wish. We cannot thank Lauren enough for all that she has done for us!” 

"Our family was able to achieve our birthing wish to have a vaginal birth and Lauren’s loving support was instrumental in helping us achieve that wish"

- stephanie a. & danny w.

"When we were looking for a doula and interviewed Lauren, it was clear right away that she was genuinely kind, gracious, and intelligent. She listened carefully to our needs and was focused on making sure we were doing well as we approached the delivery date. She already made us feel cared for. Before we ended the interview she offered some useful advice to take with us in case we didn’t work together. Little did she know that we’d fallen in love with her. Not only because of the warm, compassionate energy she exuded, but the rock solid trust we felt in her.

Our instincts were right. She went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of leading up to the birth, throughout the delivery, and postpartum. Lauren is one of those rare people who is sensitive and caring but also strong and willful. She was key for my husband who was nervous about the birth. He was comforted by her presence and knowledge. Having her by both our sides made all the difference. We could not have asked for a more competent and committed doula.” 

"she went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of leading up to the birth, throughout the delivery, and postpartum"