Thank you for taking the time to visit my web site. My name is Louise Monteith and I am a professional labor doula and childbirth educator serving the greater Charleston, SC area. Childbirth is my passion and I look forward to sharing my life’s work with you.
I have been married since 1999 and have 3 children. The first 2 were born naturally in a hospital and the 3rd was born at home, with the care of a Licensed Midwife. The birth of my first child, a son, was the most profound and empowering of my life and since then, childbirth has been my passion. I am a labor doula certified through DONA and CAPPA and a CAPPA certified childbirth educator. I believe that attending birth as a doula is an honor and privilege. The birth of a child is always a miracle and I continue to be awestruck by the life-giving power of women. As a childbirth educator I am able to help people learn about the majesty of birth, and as a doula, I am able to support women personally in that journey. I am also a member of La Leche League and believe strongly in the benefits and bond created through breastfeeding. When my oldest son was breastfeeding, I was working full-time, so I pumped daily and understand those struggles.
I couldn't have asked for a better support person for myself and my family during the birth or our son. Louise understood our desires for the birthing. She was both gentle and encouraging and helped to make the birth of our son a wonderful experience."
"Louise was such a comforting and knowledgeable presence during the birth of our son. I highly recommend her invaluable services to anyone wanting help having a birth of their dreams."
"Louise helped us achieve our ideal birth. We wanted to have an un-medicated natural experience, but got frustrated when our baby was one week late, and the temptation of induction grew. Louise really know how much we wanted a natural birth, and helped me mentally get back on track. We delivered a healthy 9 pound 13 ounce boy several days later. Louise will be helping us in the delivery of our future babes!"
"It was so nice to have a doula for our 2nd birth because I knew someone who was experienced in birthing was dedicated to only Lori for as long as we needed her. The hospital staff was great but they are responsible for more than just one person and Louise was there just for her. She understood our hopes and wishes for the birth and helped us to achieve them."
Tommy (proud dad)
Louise Monteith, CD (DONA), CLD, CCCE