Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond

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Laura Murtha

RN

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I began my career with my RN License from Aria Health School of Nursing in 2008. I followed that up by earning my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree from Penn State University in 2012.  Along my nursing journey I have worked as an Emergency Room RN, School RN, and most recently I have worked as a nurse for a Home Birth Midwifery practice. 

Certified Childbirth Educator

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As a Certified Childbirth Educator I teach a wide array of prenatal, newborn, and parenting classes for Doylestown Hospital, Maternity Care Coalition, as well as in the private setting.  

Doula

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As a Labor Doula I offer prenatal, birth, and postpartum support services to my clients. I truly have a passion for birth work: loving, caring for, and fully supporting women throughout their journey of pregnancy, birth, and beyond. 

My Services

Childbirth Education

Start your journey prepared! Childbirth Education gives you skills, tools, and the confidence to rock your birth! My goal as your educator is to provide you with the basic knowledge of labor and delivery, give you the opportunity to explore your personal desires and plans for your labor, and to instill in you the ability to confidently trust your body through your birth process.


                                      **Please contact me for detailed course information, class fees, questions, and course registration**

                               *Classes are taught in the comfort of your own home, dates and times will be set at the time of registration*


Private Course Options:

4 Week Series: A 2 hour session, 1 day a week, for 4 weeks. 


Weekend Option: 2 half day sessions over the course of a weekend. Each session will be approximately 4 hours in length. 


One Day Option: 1 full day session.


Abbreviated Options: Courses can be abbreviated due to time constraints or parental need. Session will be no less than a total of 4 hours in length. 


Returning Parent Refresher:  A 2-3 hour refresher course for repeat parents. Course will be customized to your needs as discussed at the time of registration.


Newborns: What's Next?!: A parenting preparedness course for what to know and expect once your little one is here! Class focuses on postpartum, the newborn, and parenting. 


Upcoming Local Classes:


Childbirth Education for Home-Birth and/or Midwifery Centered Care:

A 4 week series focusing on the holistic approach to labor, birth, and beyond: midwife-centered care (in or out of hospital setting), non-medication based coping mechanisms, and natural methods of pain relief.


Monday Evenings: October 7 - October 28, 7:00-9:30 pm                                   Thursday Evenings: September 26 - October 17, 6:30-9:00 pm

Midwifery Traditions Harleysville Office                                                                 Midwifery Traditions Philadelphia Office

(classes are taking place after normal office hours)                                            (classes are taking place after normal office hours) 

24 Mainland Rd                                                                                                        6837 Germantown Ave.

Harleysville, PA 19438                                                                                               Philadelphia, PA 19119


Newborns: What's Next?!: A two session course focusing on what comes next. After the birth journey comes the parenting journey. Class focuses on postpartum, the newborn, and parenting. 


Monday Evenings: November 4 and November 11, 7:00-9:00 pm                      Thursday Evenings: October 24 and November, 6:30-8:30 pm

Midwifery Traditions Harleysville Office                                                                Midwifery Traditions Philadelphia Office

24 Mainland Rd.                                                                                                      6837 Germantown Ave.

Harleysville, PA 19438                                                                                             Philadelphia, PA 19119



Doula Services

As a Doula I am a privately hired, professionally trained, labor support person dedicated to the emotional, physical and educational support of the pregnant mother and her partner. I am extremely passionate about my position to care for and support a mother through her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. I am also intensely grateful for those who instill their trust in me and allow me to be a part of one of the most wonderfully intimate journeys of their lives. 


My Doula Services include: 

A complementary initial in-person consult which will give us the opportunity to meet, discuss my contract and service details, and explore your desires for your birth.

Prenatal visits

Contracted on-call time

My dedicated presence during labor and birth

Postpartum support

Postpartum visit

Backup doula availability 


**Please contact me to schedule a consultation for a in-depth explanation of these services, my fees, and to allow me to answer any other questions you may have!**

Mama.Bear.Baby.Tribe Group

I am currently embarking on a very exciting educational endeavor to obtain my certification in Prenatal and Postpartum Mental Health.  I care deeply for new mothers and feel very strongly about their need to be cared for and supported along this journey both prenatally and postpartum. I am driven to be protective over new mothers in their  postpartum period and have a desire to hold space for them and allow them the ability to adjust to the new changes they are experiencing.   


All of the above is the driving force behind my creation of the Mama.Bear.Baby.Tribe. This will be a new mothers group open to all prenatal and postpartum moms in search of a community tribe of other mamas who can relate, support, encourage, and love

With my background in health and birth work and my current ongoing education in mental health, I will be hosting the group meetings weekly to aid in providing the loving, supportive, and educational environment new mamas need and deserve. 


*Children are welcome and encouraged!!


Tuesday Mornings, 10-1130am Starting October 1, 2019 

Midwifery Traditions 

24 Mainland Rd.

Harleysville, PA 19438


Friday Mornings, Starting November 1, 2019

Midwifery Traditions

6837 Germantown Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19119


*A small fee of $10 is greatly appreciated to offset the cost of coffee and snacks that are provided each week.

**Please contact me for registration prior to coming to group, Registration will take place on a rolling basis and right up until group time each week

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Intimate, personalized care

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or scheduling needs.

Mind.Body.Birth

Laura.mindbodybirth@gmail.com

(267) 249-1174

Hours

Emails will be answered as received, please allow 24 hours once your message has been sent for a reply. 

I can be reached via phone and text contact Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm. 

Messages received outside of normal business hours or during times I am unable to answer will be returned as soon as possible during the following day's business hours.