LNB Mission

The Louisiana Natural Birth group consist mainly of mothers but also of health care providers, nurses, doulas, educators, and activist.  Our vision is to offer support and encouragement to women in whatever path they are taking towards motherhood.  There is a bias towards natural birth, but we do not exclude, we are open to supporting a woman regardless of her choices in birth setting and/or pain management. 

Our mission is reach across the map, embracing women of all walks of life.  Birth is sacred, and unique to each mother and baby.  We are here to close the gap, connecting women and health care professionals.  Join us; connect, share, grow, and learn.

The LNB started out as a meetup group back in 2006, we have since expanded and now congregate mostly on FaceBook within our closed group. You can find us there and request to join over 1,000 members from many different perspectives, we are a diverse yet support community.   We still encourage face to face gatherings although our organizers do not hold regular meetups at this time.

Here you can find resources and support related to any and all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum related.  Browse our Resource Page or read through our blog roll.  Please contact one of our coordinators with any questions.  If you have a question about the website or something to contribute contact Amy Shamburger at the email address below.   Good luck on your journey, I am so happy you have found us!

The LNB is the product of many women who support mothers and their choices in childbirth. Below are names and contacts of some of these women.  Feel free to reach out to any of us for more information, support, or local resources.

Amy Shamburger

Baton Rouge


Jenny Thompson
MotherBirth Doula and Childbirth Educator

Erica Norris Glass

Birth Rite Louisiana


Hannah Birchman
ICAN of Baton Rouge

Improving Birth, Baton Rouge

Susannah Hogan

phone number: (601)431-2226

Erin Bailey

ICAN of Central Louisiana

Brandi Doucet
Deep South Doula Services &
ICAN of Northeast Louisiana
(318) 548-3198

Ashley Johnson

Northshore area
Easy Does It Doula and Childbirth Education

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12 Responses

  1. I am a supporter of natural childbirth and mother of 4 young children in Shreveport, LA. I recently completed my Bradley certification and will be starting series May 3 and September 6 for expecting parents. Feel free to share this info with readers. They can learn more about me (Maureen Murov) and my classes at the Bradley Birth website under Shreveport, LA educators: http://www.bradleybirth.com. My contact info is there also. I am working on a personal website and should have that up in the next month. Thank you for spreading the word.

  2. Hi. could we at woman to woman midwifery, 3600 prytania, suite #30(we’ve moved!) please get some more of your brochures? thanks!

  3. Hi, I am from Alexandria La, and I am trying to locate a Dr that will perform a Vbac…. Any help will be appreciated!


  4. My wife & I just had our 2nd naturally (she did). :) We’ve seen a such a huge for better education in maternity care. I just came across this site! Love it!

    I thought I’d share as a resource for all your moms a new site we just created. The site does very detailed interviews that are basically like mini-courses on very specific topics during pregnancy & birth. It’s On-Demand Pregnancy & Childbirth Education from the world’s Leading Experts & Real Moms. Check out the ‘recent interviews’ tab & also the ‘Resources 101′ tab…we’d be honored to help any of your expectant moms any way we can. We’re here to serve.

    If the site looks interesting- please leave your email in the top right corner & we’ll send you updates & new interviews (free). Hope it helps ya! :)


    Have a great day! Best- Steve

    • Forgot to ask you… if it’s appropriate on your site, please leave our site as a Resource… we’d love to help more moms. :) Thanks!

  5. I am looking for information regarding a midwife that was located somewhere near Fred, Louisana area back in 1988 that went by the name “Jack: Please call me if you have any information about this person. 865-692-7058

  6. Hi there, My name is Adrienne Roecker and my family and I just moved to the Lake charles area. I am a doula, former Bradley Method CBE and CPM ( not taking midwifery clients at this time) and would like to add my contact information to your site. How would I go about doing so? Also I would love to connect with other “birth workers” in the area to see where I might be of assistance and/or sounding board. Thank you so much for this site and your time.


  7. Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic however
    , I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog article
    or vice-versa? My site covers a lot of the same topics as yours and I believe we could
    greatly benefit from each other. If you happen to be
    interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Wonderful blog by the way!

  8. Have been extensively searching DESPERATELY looking for a midwife in my area. There are no natural birthing centers in my area. I am located in lafayette Louisiana. Feeling hopeless and discouraged when thinking about delivery in a hospital with many interventions. Someone help!!!!!
    Signed, I am not a hippy mother.. My body is wise and made for this :,(

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