About Village Birth

Village BirthAbout Village Birth

Village Birth has a long history of supporting new and expecting families throughout Los Angeles. Born as Two Doulas Birth in 2012, we began by creating a childbirth education class with the information, tools, and techniques we found that were helpful for our clients. As working doulas with our finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the Los Angeles birth world, we’ve always had a unique and privileged perspective to offer all of our students and clients.

Over the years we’ve added new educators and expanded our network, our offerings, and our footprint – opening up a space of our own in Eagle Rock. The opportunity to have our own space – to hold space – for all people on their unique journeys into parenthood is something we are thrilled to bring to the community.

Our mission is to bring parents and birth workers together for community, education and joy, so that all stories and experiences can be revered. Birth is a rite of passage that should be honored and celebrated in the many ways that it unfolds. Our dream is that every parent feels autonomy and empowerment during this transition.

We are not meant to navigate this wild ride alone. It takes a village. We are honored to welcome you into ours!

Our Team

Alyson Carroll

Alyson Carroll is a DTI trained birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and the Owner and Founder of Village Birth. She came to doula work after becoming a mother herself in 2016. Alyson is passionate about empowering birthing people, helping them navigate pregnancy and birth with confidence and strength. She offers nonjudgmental emotional support, evidence-based information, and physical comfort. Raised in Idaho (potatoes… yum), Alyson now lives in Eagle Rock with her husband Eric, son Clark, and rescue pup, Wendy. You can find out more about Alyson and her services at www.alysoncarroll.com.

Christine Lucciola

Christine is a DONA trained birth doula, a birth and newborn photographer, an ICEA trained childbirth educator, and co-founder of Village Birth. She has worked alongside new and growing families for the past 15 years and believes that education and non-judgmental support are the keys to empowering birthing people and creating a generation of strong, confident families. She loves photography, plant-based cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. A Rhode Island native, Christine now lives in North Hollywood with her husband and two daughters, Maeve and Caiomhe. To learn more about her services, please visit: www.christinelucciola.com

Megan Chadwick

Megan is a DTI certified birth and postpartum doula, a Cornerstone Doulas trained childbirth educator, and co-founder of Village Birth. She worked with children for over a decade as a nanny, camp counselor, and after-school teacher before having a lightbulb moment on the 101; her “soft skills” of compassion, empathy, tenderness, and patience were really meant for birth work! Megan is in awe of the limitless resilience that is born of our most transformative moments (pregnancy! labor!), and our ever-widening capacity for love (parenthood!)

She excels at hosting kitchen dance parties for two and singing into anything that can double as a mic, and enjoys filling an un-scheduled afternoon with a good book, a Netflix marathon, or time with friends. Megan lives with her husband Elliott and their 95lb furry child, Apollo, in Pasadena. Connect with Megan at www.meganchadwickdoula.com

Laura Garland

Laura is a DONA certified birth doula and a Lamaze trained childbirth educator. She found her path to birth work after making a student film about midwifery in the San Francisco Bay Area. Witnessing the transformative power of birth fueled Laura’s passionate belief in honoring a woman’s right to choose the birth experience that is most empowering for her and her family. She has attended more than 100 births as a doula and worked with dozens of newborn moms and babies as a postpartum doula before giving birth to her son River in 2016.

Lauren Archer

Lauren Archer is a thirty something mama to one Cub. Her offerings include postpartum doula, childbirth and postpartum educator, and lactation support. She brings non-judgemental and
unbiased support to families of all shapes and sizes. She is
passionate about spreading how important postpartum care is
for every parent including families that grow via surrogacy and adoption
and supports all families, regardless of race, religion, or the
gender of their partner. She believes education equals empowerment.
She never turns down the opportunity to chat with a parent, snuggle
a baby, or eat a donut.

Website: loveofalittleone.com
Instagram: @loveofalittlone

Evonne Smith

Evonne Smith, IBCLC is a lactation consultant, newborn care specialist, postpartum doula and integrative sleep consultant. For more than 5 years she’s been supporting new parents with compassionate, practical solutions for all things baby care, feeding, and sleep. She believes we each have an internal compass to guide us on our journey into parenthood. She’s here to help you find and follow yours.

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