My name is Laura Pascoe, and I am a certified birth doula (CD) and independent consultant providing expertise to clients on evidence-based strategies to prevent violence, advance gender equality, and improve health outcomes and wellbeing for all.
I am located in White River Junction, in the Upper Valley of Vermont, where I live with my two kids and partner. I feel so grateful to call this wonderful community and region of the world my home.
I am a doula, researcher, educator, writer, and practitioner. Through my personal and professional contributions, my goal is to leverage evidence to contribute more love, healing, understanding, resilience, joy, and well-being in the world.
As a doula: The birth experience is one that stays with you, regardless of how it happens. Having had the privilege to support people in labor and birth, and also to experience the invaluable support of a doula for my own births, I know the difference such support and expertise can bring regardless of the outcome of the birth.
I became a doula in 2016 and love providing evidence-based and compassionate support to my clients (and partner, if applicable). My services are inclusive to all people. I find great joy in connecting with people one-on-one, helping couples bond through the pregnancy and birth experience, and providing comfort and support in the postpartum period so families can thrive.
As a consultant: I have a Master’s in Community Development and a PhD in Human Geography and have dedicated my career to designing, implementing, and documenting evidence-based social and health solutions to advancing gender equality.
My consulting work is grounded in the belief that there is a lot of untapped and underutilized good in the world and I aim to deepen understanding and advancement of strategic, evidence-informed, innovative, and engaging ways to better leverage this potential so that men, women, and people of all genders can feel liberated from harmful gender norms and work towards a peaceful, just, equal, sustainable, and caring world for all.
I have international expertise in the areas of gender equality, masculinities, gender-based violence prevention and response, sexual and reproductive health and rights, birth and maternal health, and disabilities.
My experience working in these fields translates incredibly well to my doula work and vice versa!