Howdy! As a native Texan I graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a BAS in psychology. While attending college, I interned at Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center. It was there that I discovered my passion for educating, encouraging, and supporting pregnant teens and women through a planned or unplanned pregnancy. My devotion only intensified after witnessing the labor and birth of my best friend’s baby. In that moment I knew this was what I was called to do.
I am a birth doula trained through DONA International and am eager to share my passion and knowledge with expectant mothers. My passion for doula work stems from over 10 years of experience in nonprofit work. It is through my nonprofit work that I discovered my true calling of women supporting women. I spent many years working on behalf of, and alongside, many remarkable women who taught me that women have strength and determination beyond what we thought capable; sometimes we just need someone to remind us of our capabilities and help us draw from that strength.
Marianne is a DONA-trained birth doula. She grew up in Los Osos, which fueled her passion of the natural world. She went on to attend UC Santa Cruz where she majored in Environmental Studies with a focus on sustainable agriculture. In 2017, after the birth of her son, she decided to pursue a career in nursing with hopes of becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife.
Laura Sanchez is a birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator, trained by the HypnoBirthing Institute, La Leche League International, CAPPA, and DONA. Since 2004, Laura has served over two hundred families on the Central Coast through her education and support before, during, and after childbirth. She has been a requested speaker at French Hospital, Cal Poly State University, and Cuesta College on pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Additionally, Laura has served as a La Leche League Leader and Breastfeeding Counselor, as well as a member of the board of directors for San Luis Obispo Breastfeeding Resources. Laura enjoys bringing that knowledge and experience into her birth and postpartum work.