La Bella Birth and Baby comes with a unique philosophy: We don’t have one. Our services do not have an agenda.
Our Doulas bring a wide range of experience to the table. Each of us has personal and professional experience with different areas of birth. No matter what you are looking for, La Bella Birth and Baby can meet your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum needs.
Let us be that undying, unbiased, and knowledgable support so that you can have the peace of mind you seek and the support you deserve.
"Chelsea was amazing to work with! I hired her to encapsulate my placenta and she went above and beyond. She checked in on me throughout my pregnancy and was always quick to respond to all my questions. She is extremely knowledgeable in the field. Chelsea was kind and compassionate and put me at ease. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!"
"My experience with Chelsea was beyond what I could have imagined. When things didn't go exactly according to our birth plan, she was supportive, knowledgeable, and helpful through every decision. She was the most amazing birth doula. If you are looking for someone to truly support you through this life changing time, I HIGHLY recommend her! You will be very well taken care of! Worth every single penny and more!" -Natalie
"Chelsea and her sweet team(Lauren) were absolutely remarkable. I couldn't have imagined a better team. They were so comforting to me and my husband the entire time, too many hours to count! We love what you do, you are so kind and are a wonderful doula! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you have done for us!!!" -Kati
>> Meet the Team
>> Lauren McCoy
>> Chelsea Tate, Agency Owner
>> Susanna Younts, Lead Doula
>> Kristine Willard
>> Nicole Hunter
>> Michaela Fink
>> Spencer Lanning
Lauren is a Childbirth International (CBI) trained and certified birth doula and birth enthusiast. She resides in Alexander County, North Carolina with her husband, BJ, and their three beautiful children. Aside from her passion surrounding birth and babies, she also enjoy baking, crafting, attending baseball games, and traveling with her family.
She chose to become a birth doula based on her love of babies, women rights, and the miracle of birth. After having her own three children, she realized that her births weren't what she had always envisioned. She decided to dedicate her life to helping other women achieve the birth of their dreams.
Lauren's secondary passion in life is teaching. Aside from working as a birth and postpartum doula, Lauren is also continuing her education at Appalachian State University for Career and Technical Education- Family and Consumer Sciences. She feels that teaching early child development and parenting classes would be a small way for her to make a huge impact on the high school students in our state.
For Lauren, it is an amazing gift to witness women bringing their babies into the world, while simultaneously bringing themselves into motherhood. Along with teaching young women how to become outstanding mothers in the classroom, Lauren also gets to teach women how to have successful and empowering birthing experiences. She could not imagine spending her life doing anything else.
Chelsea has always had a fervent desire to serve her community. After her experience birthing her son left her feeling unsupported, violated, and taken advantage of, she decided to research options that were available to expecting women and families. When she learned what a doula was, she immediately knew that was her calling.
In 2016, Chelsea became pregnant with her second child. Being a doula herself and striving for a VBAC, she knew she had options and used her voice. Although things did not go as planned, she felt empowered by her experience. This, along with her experience as an independent doula, inspired her to launch her agency, La Bella Birth and Baby.
Chelsea is fully trained to provide Birth and Postpartum Doula Services, Placenta Encapsulation, Belly Binding, classes and more. Her passion is helping to create a cohesive bond between an expecting family and their birth team, and to witness families become empowered by confidently making decisions that are best for them.
Along with her husband and two beautiful children, Chelsea resides in Lexington, NC. Her favorite things to do are read, spend time with her family, and go on vacation.
Susanna is a Birth Arts International (BAI) trained birth doula. Because of her own journey overcoming the negative effects of a traumatic birth experience, she realizes the importance of being respected and fully supported during pregnancy and labor. Susanna is extremely passionate about helping mothers find their voice and advocate for themselves during pregnancy and birth. Feeling called to birth work, she decided she wants nothing more than to support families as a birth doula.
Susanna lives in Lexington, NC with her husband Garrett and their two children. In her spare time, she likes spending time with friends and family, painting, and going on “staycations” with her husband. She believes that motherhood takes a village and is grateful that she can be a part of that village for the women in her community.
“My passion for pregnancy and birth started when I became pregnant with my first baby. Childbirth was always a scary thing for me, but the more I immersed myself in the knowledge of everything pregnancy and birth, the less fearful and more empowered I became. Natural childbirth was something I desired. Hypnobabies was introduced to me and I had two amazing and beautiful homebirths using it. After my second child was born, I knew my calling was to help women have the birth they desired!
I live in Greensboro with my husband and two children and we enjoy the outdoors. Some of my favorite activities involve being outside. Hiking in the woods, the lake, the beach and swimming are my favorite things.
I am a DONA trained doula and love Hypnobabies so much that I am a trained Hypno-Doula as well. Postpartum services is something I am looking forward to training in sometime in the fall of 2017. I appreciate and respect the traditional approach of creating a support network for the birthing process. It’s important that mothers have the birth circle of their choice surrounding them and providing a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment. My goal is to provide that quality to my doula clients.”
Nicole’s love for everything birth and babies began at an early age and has been growing ever since. It was intensified after her first birth did not go as planned, resulting in an induction and cesarean section. Nicole’s second birth was followed by a very rocky postpartum period that wasn’t realized until years later. She has always been passionate about helping people. After having children, that passion became focused on mothers and families.
Nicole is a REAL Doula trained and certified birth, postpartum, and newborn doula, and is certified in CPR/First Aid. She is working towards her postpartum and newborn doula certification and other childbirth related training. With her husband and their three children, she resides in Indian Land, SC. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and traveling in her spare time. Nicole is excited and honored to provide unforgettable support to women and their families.
"Since I was a little girl I have always had such a passion for pregnancy, birth, and infants. Being there while my niece and nephews were born really made me appreciate the miracle of life & what a women is capable of.
After obtaining my Bachelors Degree, I became a Birth and Postpartum Doula. I knew that it was exactly what I wanted to do with my life. After completing my internships with The Pregnancy Support Center of Rowan County & at Novant Health Medical Center in Labor and Delivery, I knew that this was the community I wanted to work in."
Spencer studied Studio Art and Education at Salem College and is an Integrated Birth and Family Alliance (IBFA) trained birth doula. She lives in Mocksville, NC with her fiancé, three children, their dog, Gypsy and Archimedes the gecko.
After having three very different, yet equally transformative experiences: an emergency-cesarean at Forsyth Hospital(2010), a successful VBAC at Natural Beginnings Birth Center(2016) followed by an extensively planned Home-birth that didn’t go as planned(2017) she found out what a roller coaster ride life can be as families prepare to welcome their new babies. As she prepared for her first VBAC in 2015, she realized what an essential role doulas truly play and then decided that the doula life was the life for her.
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