Milk and Cookies Birth Services LLC
Laura Kate Ludwig
My name is Laura Ludwig, & I started Milk and Cookies Birth Services because I am deeply passionate about a woman's right to have a safe and healthy environment in which to grow, birth, and nurture her baby. I am a DONA trained Birth Doula, a Certified Lactation Counselor, Birth Assistant, Child Birth Educator, and mother to a beautiful daughter. I am passionate about providing mothers and families with outstanding pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding, and postpartum support. I am devoted to providing compassionate, evidence based care, with an emphasis on best practices, and an adherence to the highest standards of safety & professional ethics.
As a CLC, I am personally & professionally dedicated excellence in postpartum care & personalized breastfeeding support. We all know breastfeeding is best for both mothers and babies, but it isn't always easy. I know the challenges and struggles of breastfeeding firsthand, my daughter and I fought through thrush, mastitis, latch issues, lack of milk supply, and infection, but when we came out on the other side I was wiser and even more determined to continue breastfeeding, and to help those mothers around me to do the same. I always say lactation is 90% perseverance and 10% milk; the first 2 weeks of breastfeeding a crucial and I am here for you every step of the way, with guidance, support, and perhaps most importantly scientifically based techniques and tools to ensure you & your baby are happy, healthy, and nourished inside & out.
I proudly serve the entire Tampa Bay Area, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, & Brandon. I provide comfort and support to mothers in a wide variety of birthing settings. Whether you are expecting your first child, or your fourth, it is my mission to facilitate your ideal birth, as your advocate and friend. Birth matters...... welcoming your child into the world is a momentous experience, & it is my job to make sure no matter where you choose to deliver; in the hospital, at a birthing center, or in the privacy of your own home, you feel safe & secure. It is my honor and pleasure to serve mothers and families during the miracle of childbirth, and I look forward to accompanying you and your family on the wondrous journey to come.