Hello, my name is Lauren Chaffin. I was born and raised in the northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for five years and we have two beautiful daughters. We spent four years living in Dallas, Texas where both our girls were born and where I was introduced to the birth community. My own personal birth experiences is what drives my passion for birth. I was blessed with two amazing natural births and believe that every mother deserves the same. When I was pregnant with my first I knew absolutely nothing about having a baby or really what birth was like. The only image I had was what I had seen on TV and in the movies. I was full of fear and uncertainty. I was blessed to find a local birth center that instilled confidence in my abilities as a mother to birth my baby without fear and showed me how beautiful birth can be. I became a certified Birth Boot Camp Doula in April of 2017 and a certified Childbirth Educator in September of 2017. I have loved every minute of it. I believe every woman should go into labor feeling well educated and confident in her body's ability to birth her baby. My job is to empower you to achieve the birth that YOU want, where you feel supported and encouraged. It is a true honor to be asked to attend a birth and my hope is to come along side you and your partner and help you achieve an amazing birth.