Meet Lauren Woods
My name is Lauren Woods. I am the Owner of The Scenic City Doulas, and a certified Birth Doula, and trained Child Birth Educator. I moved to Chattanooga about five years ago. I have two beautiful children. Together we enjoy hiking, playing at our local parks, and spending an afternoon at The Creative Discovery Museum. My passion for birth work came shortly after the birth of my first child. My birth experience with my daughter was traumatic for me. I got postpartum depression. I think my negative feelings toward my birth experience had a lot to do with it. When I found out I was pregnant with my son, I decided to do everything I could to prepare myself for a natural birth. I did a lot of research, I hired one of the most experienced midwifes and birth teams in the area and decided to have a home birth. I chose a birth team that I felt would encourage, and support my decisions during labor. When the day finally arrived, it was one of the most peaceful, intimate moments I have ever experienced. I have never been more confident in myself, and my ability to bring him into the world naturally. My beautiful home birth was one of the reasons I decided to become a Chattanooga doula. I wanted every woman to feel as confident in her ability to give birth as did, no matter where she gives birth. I want to encourage every woman to hire a birth team that you feel comfortable with. Having a care provider that takes the time to listen to your concerns, and desires, and a doula that will support you, and you physically and emotionally during labor can make a huge difference.