Laurel Carpenter, LPN
(970) 210-7156 firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a nurse, a doula, a placenta encapsulator, a mother, and an advocate for empowered reproductive health.
As a doula, I am dedicated to preserving the beauty and integrity of your birth experience. I believe that the opportunity to support someone during labor and birth is sacred and profound, and I am honored to join you on your journey to motherhood.
My birth philosophy is very simple: This is your baby, your birth, and your choice. Whatever preferences you have for your birth experience, are exactly what I will work to help you accomplish--home birth or hospital birth, drug-free or medicated.
I believe that birth is an intensely emotional and transformative event that deserves to be honored and celebrated, for every person. I am very committed to the belief that every woman deserves a doula, despite her financial status or social circumstances.
As a placenta medicine practitioner, I believe that your placenta is a sacred object that is to be treated as such. When handling your placenta, I promise to use reverence and care, and abide by all health and safety protocols set forth by PBi and governing agencies.
My partner and I welcomed our first child in 2008, our second in 2012, and expanded our family again in 2017. Ramona, Emmett, Cohen & Nicolai are the light of our lives. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Reproductive Anthropology at Burlington College, focusing on the ways that women relate to reproductive health in their lives. I am a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Colorado, and I look forward to pursuing Nurse-Midwifery in the future.
I have lived in Grand Junction since 2004, and my family has been in the Grand Valley for more than a century. We are raising our children on our historic family farmstead in Orchard Mesa, and love being able to feed them fresh, whole foods from our garden and orchard.