Massachusetts Midwives Alliance

Lauren Olson Sidford, CPM

CPM - Certified Professional Midwife
CNM - Certified Nurse-Midwife
MMA-DEM - MMA Direct-Entry Midwife
PMUS - Primary Midwife Under Supervision

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Holistic Midwifery Care Services

Holistic Midwifery & Birth Services for births in the home or out of home

Waterbirth and VBAC friendly

Pre-conception Counseling

Childbirth Education Classes  (private or group)


About Lauren

I love being a midwiife and doula, supporting each unique and individual mama-baby dyad.  I strongly believe in birth families having opportunities to choose where, when and how to give birth. While balancing the art and science of both traditional and modern midwifery, I am honored to be a part of any birth team.  I have been serving birthing families since 1987, shortly after the birth of my own first child.  I am a certified birth doula and direct-entry midwife who has been studying and working in the birth field for many years in Minnesota, Norway, England and Massachusetts.  I hold two undergraduate degrees in early childhood development and music, and completed one year of graduate school before attending the WomanCraft 2 year Midwifery Program.   Special interests and training in holistic health include working with homeopathy, herbs, flower essences, EFT, color and sound therapies.  I am also a certified electo-dermal screening practitioner and Reiki Master. 

I live by the sea in Newburyport with my husband and our large blended family of seven children and their assorted pets.