Lauren Steinke

Hello everyone! I am Lauren Steinke, owner and operator of Hello Baby Doula Co, serving as a birth and postpartum doula. I live in the northland but love serving all over the metro. My husband and I have been married just over five years and have two wonderful, wild boys. When I am not out doula-ing I am home with my kiddos… both “jobs” I LOVE to do.

My professional history is social work, which marked me with a lasting passion for coming alongside families during seasons of transition and supporting them where they are at. However, the birth of my own kids is what ignited my interest in work as a doula. Having a baby is truly a life changing event, and while it is so incredible, it can also be very overwhelming. In my own experience, surrounding myself with a team of people that made me feel safe, loved, and supported during both birth and the “fourth trimester” postpartum made all the difference.

As a birth doula, I love discovering what is important to each of my clients and holding space for those things to come to fruition. However, birth can be unpredictable, so I am also there to be a confident, steady presence in moments when what is important to my clients, is no longer a possibility. Each birth is so different, but watching my clients discover the depth of their strength, and seeing partners come together as a unified team is indescribable. I serve birth clients throughout KC in hospitals, birth centers, and at home births.

As a postpartum doula, I am there to serve the entire family through that birth-12week transition period. The “fourth trimester” should be a wonderful experience of getting to soak in every detail about your newborn and adjust to your new life. Often times though, those first weeks can be exhausting and quite stressful. My role is getting to go in and ensure my clients feel completely taken care of, and free to bond with their new baby. I am professionally trained on newborn care, breastfeeding support, postpartum recovery, sibling care, and light household tasks. Beyond just doing tasks for the family, I am there to help educate when needed, refer to the best professionals, and be a listening ear for all of their concerns, struggles, and joys along their parenthood journey.

I look forward to doing this work for many years to come, and would love to connect with you!

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