About Holistic Family Doulas
Holistic Family Doulas was inspired when we saw the need to bring full support and a holistic approach to the process of birth and beyond.
Traditionally, women have been nurtured and supported throughout pregnancy and postpartum by other women in their families and communities. This is lacking in our communities and our passion and desire is to bring back this compassionate practice.
We combine our unique strengths to nurture and support mind, body and spirit in the most authentic way by integrating holistic practices such as meditation, energy work, rituals, and herbal knowledge into our birth and postpartum doula work.
We will work together to identify your individual needs to provide you with a memorable experience during this transformational time. This includes offering all of our services in Spanish to accommodate Spanish speaking families in our community.
We would be honored to share this journey with you.
Lara Lasky, CD (advanced), MPH
Owner of Holistic Family Doulas
Lara believes that no matter the choices or the outcome, a woman, and her partner should feel the unconditional love and support of someone in the room that can bear witness to the remarkable transformation into motherhood. She has been a doula since 2013, is trained with DONA International and certified as an Advanced Doula with The Matrona. Lara has taken many courses to round out her skills and insight as a holistic doula including: Spinning Babies workshop, herbs for pregnancy and postpartum, Reiki Level I and II, Birthing from Within Childbirth education and using a Rebozo before and after labor.
With a degree in biology and public health, Lara brings her attention to detail and ability to navigate and interpret evidence based research to the birth world. In addition, Lara is fueled by her passion for helping families and people often notice how she makes people feel at ease and can tune into their needs.
Lara has a young daughter and after spending many years a single mother is proud to expand her family to add two boys and a girl to complete it. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, live music and traveling.
Cote Garceau, CD (advanced)
Cote believes birth is an empowering and transformative process that is so unique and individual to each Mother. Her passion is to support and enhance the birth experience by using her vast experience of 17 years in holistic therapies. Cote is a certified Holistic Doula with The Matrona, Reiki Master, and herbalist. She blends different techniques such as meditation with singing bowls, Reiki and ancestral Rebozo to ensure a personal approach to birth and postpartum healing. She is the founder of Our Healing Roots, a company that believes in connecting people to nature by providing the community education about herbs, home remedies, reiki, and meditation. In addition, she creates handcrafted herbal products for the whole family and a special line of products for Mom and Baby. She has been invited to teach at the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference where she has shared her knowledge about the herbal world.
Originally from Chile, Cote is the Mother of three children. She experienced one hospital birth in Chile and two home births in the United States. Though she fell in love with her home birth experience, she believes in the mother’s choice to birth in the manner that’s best for her, being a hospital, birthing center or home. She will be the passionate advocate you need by your side.