Lor Murphy

Lori Murphy

Doula

Happy Mama Healthy Baby Community Birth and Postpartum Doula

It has been my dream to be a birth advocate for pregnant women during their labor, delivery and postpartum. I believe every woman should be supported with their birth plan and have the opportunity to experience comfort measures to make their delivery a smooth one. I know from my own birthing experiences that advocacy is a necessity for all women. It is not an option!
 
I am currently working on my Doula and Postpartum Doula Certification. I have a Certificate of Doula Training – DONA approved and Certificate of Childbirth Education Training – DONA approved.
 
My own birthing experience consist of vaginal births, C-Section births, forceps delivery, vacuum assisted delivery, episiotomy, VBAC, 100% unmediated birth, medicated birth-epidural and spinal, amniocentesis, NICU baby, breast feeding newborns,breast feeding toddlers and newborn loss.
 
I am a licensed California elementary school teacher with over 20 years experience in grades 2nd through 4th. The best part of my life was not only nurturing my own children, but my students as well. It was rewarding watching them learn and grow.
 
My interests include attending pilates classes, hiking in the mountains, water sports, spending time with my sweet chocolate lab named Bella, and birth photography.