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Lauren Foreman, RN, BSN, MSN, CNM (She/Her)

Certified Nurse Midwife

I was born and raised in Maryland. I graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 2012. While in nursing school, I began my career as a labor doula and served women in the DC and Baltimore area for over seven years. I went to my first birth and have been hooked ever since! I worked as a pediatric emergency room and inpatient nurse in Baltimore for 8 years. My nursing and doula experience, interaction with midwives, as well as my passion for caring for women and their new families, spurred me to continue my education to become a midwife.

I completed my Master of Science in Nursing at George Washington University and my midwifery postgraduate certificate at Shenandoah University. During my training, I had the opportunity to attend women’s births at George Washington University with the GW midwives, a freestanding birth center and home birth practice in southern California, and a freestanding birth center and hospital practice in Maryland. After graduating, I worked as a hospital midwife in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for a year. Although this job gave me an abundance of experience, it solidified my desire to be an out of hospital midwife. I then moved back to my hometown and worked at a freestanding birth center in Newark, DE.

I relocated to Austin with my partner in July 2020 and worked at a local birth center for about 6 months before finally deciding to follow my heart and move into homebirth. I’m drawn to home birth as I want to care for the person and not be restricted by generic policies. I have always felt called to be a home birth midwife and after bouncing between midwifery jobs I finally decided to follow my heart and care for families the way I have always wanted to-in their homes, giving them choices and allowing them to make decisions that feel right to them! I believe birth is a sacred journey and I am just there to guide you through it and hold the sacred space for you and your family.

Since completing midwifery school, I have been delving into herbal medicine knowledge through Aviva Romm’s training and perinatal mood disorders. I completed Postpartum Support International’s Perinatal Mood Disorder Training and Karen Kleinman’s The Art of Holding Perinatal Women in Distress Post Graduate Professional Training Program. I am starting my post master’s certificate to become a psych nurse practitioner as I’ve realized the perimental health area is lacking everywhere in this country and want to be even more well equipped to serve this underserved area. My approach to care is true, informed consent and evidence based empowering care. In my free time I enjoy  traveling, reading, running, cooking, and being an auntie. I look forward to working with you!