MEET OUR DOULAS

Renee Basham

Renee became a doula in 2016 and has since attended over 25 births. She founded Hope’s Embrace. Her heart lies with serving women who are underserved and marginalized. She is conversationally fluent in ASL and has experience working with teenagers and women who have endured trauma. She also has a heart for bereavement work since she miscarried in 2014.
Renee is happily married with two living children and an angel baby.

Certifications/Trainings

  • Certified Birth Doula through Birth Arts International
  • Certified Postpartum Doula through Birth Arts International
  • Certified Breastfeeding Educator through Birth Arts International
  • Nearly Certified Childbirth Educator through Birth Arts International
  • Spinning Babies Training
  • Evidence Based Birth Professional Member

VOLUNTEER: Laura Browning

Laura has been a doula since 2016 in her own doula practice, Sage Roots Birth Services. Her goal is to help each birthing woman tap into their own intuition to find their unique mothering rhythm. She works and lives in Southeastern Kentucky, the same area where she grew up, and serves Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties and beyond. This community is where Laura and her husband happily raise their three children. She’s perpetually honored to serve Kentucky families.

Certifications/Trainings

  • Certified Birth Doula through Birth Arts International
  • Trained Postpartum Doula through Birth Arts International
  • Trained Bereavement Doula through Still Birth Day