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My name is Lauren Russo and I am a childbirth educator and birth doula serving families in the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. area. After serving in the United States Navy for more than 10 years, I transitioned to birth work full time, while also raising five children at home. My passion for birth work is rooted in education because if you don’t know what your options are, you don’t have any. My goal is to support families from conception through birth and the immediate postpartum period.
I teach live, comprehensive childbirth education classes both in-person in Northern Virginia and online, virtually via Zoom to families all over the United States. I support births in-person to families in in Northern Virginia, D.C., and Maryland in hospitals, at birth centers, and in their homes. I hold pregnancy and birth navigation consultations focused on understanding the different models of prenatal and women’s health care, how to choose a prenatal provider, and the creation of individualized birthing preferences. I teach classes on Preparing for Postpartum for parents to ease the transition into motherhood, transitioning from one to 2+ children, and to minimize surprise during a season of life that leaves you incredibly vulnerable.
I have supported more than 135 families through childbirth education and attended more than 70 births of babies into the hands of their mothers. I believe that positive birth experiences are achieved when families feel informed of their options, empowered to make a choice that suits them best, and supported continuously throughout pregnancy and birth. That all starts with childbirth education. Contact me to learn more about how to achieve your most satisfying birth experience with evidence-based education and continuous support.