Hollie Lau, CD(DONA), CLC
BIRTH DOULA | Certified
PHONE: (419) 979-6234
BUSINESS NAME: Nurture New Life Lactation and Doula Services
CREDENTIALS: Certified Birth Doula (DONA International), Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
PROFESSIONAL DOULA AFFILIATION: DONA International
DOULA TRAINING & CERTIFICATION: DONA International training (April 2013), DONA International certification (October 2015), Rebozo Connections: Gena Kirby Method training (January 2015)
ACCEPTS: Private clients birthing at any Central Ohio hospital, no homebirths.
ABOUT THE DOULA: I received my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Findlay and went on to teach third grade in my home town of Clyde, Ohio. During my first year of teaching, I met my husband, we got engaged, moved to Columbus, got married and had our first son. After he was born, I started to understand how much support mothers need. I became a certified lactation counselor in 2012 and have been offering breastfeeding classes and home consultations ever since. Through my lactation training, I fell in love with the birth process. I took DONA birth doula training in April of 2013 and through this process realized that a lactation and doula support business would work well with my strengths, my goals, and my family. It allows me to do the work that I love (hanging out with moms and babies) while furthering my knowledge and understanding of supporting families through the childbearing year.
I also offer birth photography to my doula clients because the event is so awesome and a joy to capture in pictures! I have two rambunctious, creative, beautiful boys, who make my life such a joy. When my children are sleeping peacefully in bed, I sneak downstairs to sew, quilt, watch movies with my husband, and spend time learning about photography by helping my husband with his photography business.