Mountains and river
Better Beginnings Birth Services
292 Elm St.
413 584-6538
413 695-3553
Pioneer Valley and Hilltowns
Erika Laquer

Professional Qualifications

$1000 and sliding scale
Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center, Home Birth, Other Hospital, Out-of-Hospital Birth Center
Anxiety and Phobias, Birth After Loss, Elective Cesarean, LGBT Families, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Special Spiritual/Religious Needs, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
  • Pregnancy and Birth Doula
  • Initial consultation is free
  • I provide a minimum of 2 prenatal visits and 2 postpartum visits; more as desired 
  • I work with the spouse/partner to help support the mother before during and after the birth
  • I speak Spanish and French and some Creole
  • Specialty in high risk pregnancies, women over 35, and women with anxieties

I believe that Better Beginnings happen for parents-to-be and their babies when they develop a relationship with the doula before labor. Doula-client relationships flourish with openness, trust, and familiarity before birth. I specialize in births that are considered high risk. In all my work I infuse the goal of evidence-based care. As a doula, I enter your birthing space knowing what's in your heart and mind for your birth.

Spanish, French
High Risk Pregnancies
Erika Laquer