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

$1100; payment plans and sliding scale fees for families eligible for WIC or facing economic difficulties
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, LGBTQ+ Families, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Special Spiritual/Religious Needs, Teen Parents, 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
  • 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. 

I believe that doula support and services should be available for everyone, no matter what their individual medical, social or economic situation is. Everyone receives individualized care, incorporating the best of evidence-based care and my 13 years of experience.

As your doula I enter your birthing space as part of your team, knowing what's in your heart and mind for the birth of your baby.

Spanish, French
Medical High Risk Pregnancies, births to individuals over age 35
Erika Laquer