Mountains and river

Erika Laquer

Contact Info

Better Beginnings Birth Services
292 Elm St.
413 584-6538
413 695-3553
Pioneer Valley and Hilltowns
Erika Laquer

Professional Qualifications

$1000 and sliding scale
Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center, Home Birth, Other Hospital, Out-of-Hospital Birth Center
Anxiety and Phobias, Birth After Loss, Elective Cesarean, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Special Spiritual/Religious Needs, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
  • Pregnancy and Birth Doula
  • Initial consultation is free
  • I provide a minimum of 2 prenatal visits and 2 postpartum visits; more as desired 
  • I work with the spouse/partner to help support the pregnant person before, during, and after the birth
  • I speak French well and basic medical Spanish
  • Specialty in high risk pregnancies, women over 35, and women with anxieties

I believe that Better Beginnings happen for parents-to-be and their babies when they develop a relationship with the doula before labor. Doula-client relationships flourish with openness, trust, and familiarity before birth so that I know what kind of birth you want and I can prepare you for that birth and any  variations. I specialize in working with pregnant people whose births are considered medically high risk and being a doula for any births in which the pregnant person wants more attention in pregnancy than a 15 minute appointment. In all my work I bring evidence-based care and over 12 years of experience. I enter your birthing space knowing what's in your heart and mind for your birth.

Spanish, French
High Risk Pregnancies
Erika Laquer