Laura Brown : she/her
The transition to parenthood can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences in life. When I had my first child almost 15 years ago, I was underprepared and overwhelmed. I wondered where the village was everyone said was so necessary.
I quickly discovered using a baby carrier was the key to ending my isolation. It allowed me to be hands free and explore my neighborhood. I felt closer to baby, and I knew it wasn't just benefitting me, but it had benefits for him as well. I started teaching others, and eventually founded BabywearingLA, one of the largest babywearing community organizations in the United States.
After having my second child, the doula role called and multifaceted support and education during the prenatal and postpartum period became my passion. Over the course of the last twelve years, I have now supported thousands of families, as well as consulted for some of the largest baby carrier + gear brands, baby events + media.
We simply aren't meant to raise children alone. Every family deserves loving, non judgmental support. Personal support that helps them create the experience they envision. Please reach out to schedule an interview. My goal is to make your experience a positive one, with less stress and more joy.
I support all family structures, identities and birth choice.
Choosing a baby carrier can be overwhelming. All carrier styles + brands have pros and cons, and fit is entirely personal. In person help can make all the difference in choosing and using a carrier. I have a library of carriers to try on, and offer private consultations and classes as an industry expert.
I also offer professional consultations for manufacturers on instructions, carrier design, social media, content creation + employee training. Contact me for a free 20 minute consultation to discuss your specific needs.
Over 90% of car seats are misused. Make sure your precious cargo is protected with an in person car seat consultation which includes hands on education and installation.
Car Seat Appointments are Donation Based and Include Travel to You
Peace of mind is priceless. I specialize in overnight support in the weeks immediately postpartum to support your family as you transition to parenthood. Please contact me to set up an interview and find out how postpartum doula support can make all the difference.
Registry, car seat, babywearing and feeding support are all included in my hourly rate.
Birth + Postpartum
DONA + CAPPA Postpartum Doula
Kangaroo Care Certified (CKC)
Winner - Doula Association of Southern California Educator of the Year 2014
Founder + CEO Babywearinghelp.org
Babywearing Institute Scholar -
Beginner & Advanced
Center for Babywearing Studies -
Foundations + Progressions
Canadian Babywearing School
Winner - WEAR awards Babywearing Educator of the Year 2016
Founder + Director - The Babywearing Community Collective
BabywearingLA Family of Groups
Founder - Babywearinghelp.org
CoFounder - SoCal Babywearers
Lactation + Car Seat Safety
Certified Lactation Educator
CPR Certified + Insured
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)