Hi! I'm Lorraine, the founder and owner of Repose Birth Services. I'm a mother, lactation counselor, doula, entrepreneur, and public health professional. Besides being a parent, my role as a postpartum doula is one of my favorite hats to wear. Being allowed into a family’s space during such a vulnerable and sacred moment in their life is a job that I’ll never take lightly. As cliché as it sounds, it truly takes a village to raise a child, and I realized that in our fast-paced culture, we often aren't supported as much as we would like to be as new parents. But as parents, we always find a way to do it all. We can truly be superheroes.
But one day I stopped to think, what if I don’t want to be a superhero? Does being an amazing parent and partner have to be at the expense of my sanity and mental health?How can we be the best version of ourselves when we’re sleep-deprived, stressed, and being spread out thin from all of the responsibilities that are thrown on us from parenthood?
My solution to the problem was to become a postpartum doula myself. I love being that support system to new and growing families, to show them how to feed and soothe their baby, to let them know they’re doing an amazing job, and remind them that anyone who questions or criticizes how they choose to parent or raise their family is irrelevant. We can easily “do it all”, but if we have the resources to get some help, it doesn’t make us any less of a parent. Taking care of ourselves is the best way to take care of our family.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in both psychology and criminal justice, with a minor in cognitive neuroscience. I also have a masters in public administration, all from Rutgers University.
When serving as a birth doula, I specialize in helping families achieve a pleasurable birthing experience. I did research on the perception of pain and orgasms for four years under the guidance of Dr. Barry Komisaruk, a world-renowned neuropsychologist. I also completed my birth doula training with Debra Pascali-Bonaro, a well-known doula trainer and director of the movie "Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret".
If you think I sound pretty cool, wait until you meet the rest of my team. Every doula on my team is awesome and especially amazing at what they do. Read about them below!
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Specialize in supporting VBAC, IVF, c-section, and single parent families. We also specialize in lactation counseling.
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