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Lara Esrey

The Planted Doula

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Offered services

Lara Esrey

The Planted Doula

Informations

Phone

819-631-7849

Practice locations

At home, In clinic / office, Online

Spoken languages

English

Regions served

Montréal, Laval, Laurentides, Montérégie

Type of accompaniments

  • At birth
  • Postnatal
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • Perinatal bereavement

Offered services

Biography

Hi, I’m Lara (they/she), also known as the Planted Doula. I am a full-spectrum doula, childbirth educator, and aspiring herbalist offering services in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal), its surrounding areas, and virtually. As a certified full-spectrum doula with Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings, I offer support to pregnant people and families throughout the full spectrum of pregnancy and postpartum. Full-spectrum means that I support families through the full range of reproductive experiences, including, but not limited to, birth, postpartum, pregnancy loss, and abortion. It’s my passion to support pregnant folks and families throughout their entire reproductive journeys, from fertility onwards; from seed to sprout. It’s incredibly important to me that I approach my doula practice in this way, everyone deserves to be seen and supported when it comes to their reproductive health and experience, no matter what their plans or the outcome. In addition to full-spectrum doula support, I am also a certified Integrated Lactation and Infant Feeding Specialist, offering in-person and virtual support for infant feeding (nursing, bottle feeding, and beyond). I also teach group and private childbirth and postpartum preparation classes.

Testimonials

Birth & Postpartum Support

Lara was my birth and postpartum doula. I feel so lucky to have been able to hire her as my doula. Her caring voice and her availability to answer questions and listen to me unpack my worries was a life saver. They helped my partner feel empowered during our home birth. I would hire her again in a heartbeat.

Kaëlla Charette

Infant Feeding Support

Lara was amazing in helping with our breastfeeding journey. My daughter and I had issue right off the bat pretty much, I was on the verge of giving up within the first week and Lara reached out and offered to help us via Zoom. It was game changing! She was so incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and kind. She continued to help anytime I had follow up questions or concerns and checked in with us regularly. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Carly Ripton-Lilly

Childbirth and Postpartum Prep Class

I have known Lara for a while now due to us connecting through birth work and recently had the pleasure of attending the From Seed to Sprout series of child birth classes. Even as a second time parent there are things that you forget or even things that you may want to do differently. Lara’s way of educating/facilitating is wonderful and well rounded. From Seed to Sprout is centered around inclusion, informed decision making, and provides time for reflection, mindfulness, and planning. It’s also a huge bonus that the meetings happen online! I truly enjoyed it and definitely recommend whether you’re a first time parent, support person or have multiple kiddos.

Chyanne Burnside