Lauren Danella

Certified Nurse Midwife

Lauren’s love for children is her inspiration as a midwife. She wants all children to feel safe and loved from the very beginning. In 2001, she was a founding member of a holistic orphanage, yoga and meditation center, where neglected and abused children healed from their traumatic beginnings. She often wondered if it was possible to prevent the trauma instead of helping to heal it. Once she discovered gentle midwifery care and learned of the bonding and loving attachment that occurs in the first hour of life, she became an advocate for natural childbirth in its simplest form.

Lauren is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a dual Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has worked as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse, and as a Pediatric Nurse for orphaned children with complicated medical conditions. She studied the art of natural childbirth with the midwives of Bali, Indonesia with whom she lived and worked with for over a year. She also mentored with P Fadwah Halaby at Midwife360, who she greatly admires, for about two years.  Lauren connects deeply with the women she cares for and is dedicated to bringing gentle midwifery care to the families of South Florida.

Along the way, she worked in several Emergency Rooms and Labor and Delivery units. Once she completed midwifery school, she worked for a very busy, local OB/GYN group of 5 midwives and 4 MDs. She assisted over 1600 women to give birth at 2 hospitals in Palm Beach County and frequently saw over 500 women in the office every month. It is her intimacy with the medical model of care that makes her such a great choice for birth at home. She is confident that when supported in a physiologic manner, pregnant people will birth gracefully, with freedom into the loving embrace of their families.

OUR MIDWIVES

 

FADWAH HALABY

ARPN/CNM Certified Nurse Midwife

JOANNA BRONKEMA

ARPN/CNM Certified Nurse Midwife

PHOEBE BAROUK

ARPN/CNM Certified Nurse Midwife | IBCLC