• Happy Clients

  • Laurie has been a life saver to me and our little family. I would highly recommend her to a friend and hope she is available when baby #2 comes around. It is tradition to ask how a new baby is doing in the first weeks and months of life but less often do we ask the very important question of, 'How is the mother doing?' Laurie puts the Mother as her top priority. She was constantly bringing water to me, and offered advice on nursing. She would make my bed then encourage me to take a nap while my baby slept. She would send ideas for a meal, get the groceries on her way to my home, than fix a lovely meal for my husband and I. She is a really great cook too! (Her Vienna Schnitzel is amazing and she makes a lovely fennel salad) Aside from food and sleep, Laurie was always giving me tips on how to strengthen my pelvic floor and often did exercises with me in my home. It is such a tender time, especially as a first time Mom away from home, Laurie has been a huge part in the recovery process and a source of confidence as I find my own way to Mother.

    ~ Meghan, Sommelier and Mother of Oliver, 11 months

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  • Vor der Geburt habe ich komplett unterschätzt, wie anstrengend die erste Zeit mit Baby sein kann, wenn der Partner Vollzeit arbeiten muss. Ich war sehr froh, als Laurie kam und mit Unterstützung wie leckerem gesunden Essen und Massagen half, dass ich genug Energie für den Alltag mit Baby hatte und wir drei so auch mehr Zeit hatten, uns kennen zu lernen und zu genießen, dass wir nun eine Familie sind.

    ~ Heike, Business Analyst, Mutter von Dominic, 7 Monate

  • ...as a new mom without a midwife, I was dreading coming home with little knowledge on how to correctly breastfeed. Luckily Laurie Reinke reached out to me and I could not recommend her enough!
    She has such a great energy and gave me a lot of helpful tips, insight and support on how to make both baby and mommy happy while breastfeeding!
    In case anyone is still a bit lost on the breastfeeding department and could use some support, I would highly recommend her!”

    ~ Whitney, mother of 3 day old

  • - The two meetings before the birth (and the false alarm:)) helped us prepare ourselves emotionally.
    - Massaging skills during the contractions helped greatly to overcome the pain and avoiding the usage of drugs
    - Language skills helped us to overcome some of the language barriers.
    - Your commitment and engagement with the labor process radiated good energies to the surrounding and made the staff be more open minded toward us.
    - As for Yair (the father), the labor was, at the end, a very positive experience and your presence contributed greatly to that.
    - You continued to amaze us with your use of different tools to distract the pain and to get us in the right mood.

    You did an amazing job in facilitating our experience and enabling us to connect spiritually and mentally to the birth process. Your engagement during and also after the birth helped us tremendously!

    ~ Zohar & Yair

  • In meiner Schwangerschaft mit den Zwillingen war ich wirklich an meiner Belastungsgrenze. Mir war total übel, ich hatte keinen Appetit, war über Wochen erkältet… Selbst an guten Tagen konnte ich kein Essen für mich und meine Familie kochen. Ich war so dankbar und froh, als Laurie zu uns kam. Sie ist eine wahrhaft virtuose Köchin! Schnell hat sie sich einen Überblick verschafft und gesehen was ich brauche. Sie hat die fantastischsten Gerichte für uns gezaubert, lecker und abwechslungsreich. Es war toll, dass wir uns jederzeit unkompliziert und schnell absprechen konnten. Es hat gereicht, ihr morgens noch eine SMS zu schicken und sie hat mir alles was ich brauchte aus dem Laden mitgebracht. Immer wieder hat sie mir Massagen angeboten, später beim Stillen ein Kirschkernsäckchen an die Füsse gelegt oder einfach nur geschaut, dass immer ein Glas Wasser griffbereit war. Wir vermissen sie hier jetzt, da sie nicht mehr kommt, schmerzlich…

    ~ Esther, Hebamme und Kinderkrankenschwester

  • "Ich dachte zuerst, dass man beim dritten Kind schon weiß wie alles läuft. Doch ich war überrascht wie viele gute Tips ich von Laurie noch bekommen konnte. Oft waren es nur Kleinigkeiten, die aber eine große Erleichterung brachten. Meist hatte Laurie Verbesserungsideen, bevor ich bemerkt hatte dass es noch besser laufen kann. Sie zeigte uns z.B. wie man die Autositzschale rückenschonend tragen kann, was mein Mann gerne übernommen hat. Wir werden uns auch nach der Zeit noch gerne und lange an Laurie erinnern wenn wir eines ihrer Rezepte nachkochen. Die Absprache mit ihr haben immer zuverlässig geklappt und unsere drei Kinder haben uns bei ihr sehr wohl gefühlt!

    ~ Anke, M.D. Neurologin, Mütter von drei Jungs"

  • Hi Laurie, I really have to let you know that both Alex and I completely agree that you are the reason why Vivian was brought into the world without an epidural and with as much naturalness as possible from such a medical beginning. I cannot thank you enough for the incredible gift you helped us bring into the world. Alex and I wanted to share this photo of us with you because it perfectly reflects your incredible knowledge, compassion, and strength. I'm personally in awe and I can never repay you! You will forever hold the dearest place in my heart .

    ~ Laura, entrepreneur and business owner, mother of two day old

  • I first met Laurie for a lactation consultation. She impressed me with her vast knowledge, and she had a lot of tips and advice. I could see clearly she was a professional I could trust and depend upon.
    It turned out to be so much more than that. For that sensitive time after the birth, I needed someone to help me do the most important thing we usually forget to do during busy times - take care of myself. I was alone, with no family around to assist and make this time easier. I felt so far away from home, so tired and confused. She saw all that and immediately took action. She knew I come from Israel, so she made me healthy delicious "Israeli" food to make me feel more at home and made sure I ate properly. She helped around the house. She reminded me to drink water. Exercise. Rest. She made sure me and my husband get some much needed alone time. She helped me relax through meditation and massaged my aching arms. Since she is also a relocation consultant, she helped us with bureaucratic formalities. The list goes on and on, she has so much to offer and give.
    I feel Laurie really made a difference to me as a young mother, and to all of us as a family. I can highly and wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone in need of assistance during this strange and fascinating time of transition. Since I know she's always searching and finding new ways to enrich her knowledge, I'm curious to see what other skills she will collect by the time our second baby comes along...

    ~ Noa, mother of Michaela

  • Let me start with the bottom line: Our life in the past months would have been very different if it wasn't for Laurie. Things would have been much more difficult and chaotic. There is no doubt about it. The variety of means of assistance Laurie offered us was immensely helpful.
    As fresh parents without family close by, we needed an extra helping hand, but I now realize that I would recommend it regardless. Laurie brings along a professional set of skills, which can be very useful to new parents. My wife was very well taken care of and to me, as her husband, that was very reassuring and calming, especially after going back to work once my parental leave was over. Thank you, Laurie!

    ~ Nimrod, father of Michaela

  • - The two meetings before the birth (and the false alarm:)) helped us prepare ourselves emotionally.
    - Massaging skills during the contractions helped greatly to overcome the pain and avoiding the usage of drugs
    - Language skills helped us to overcome some of the language barriers.
    - Your commitment and Engagement with the labor process radiated good energies to the surrounding and made the staff be more open minded toward us.
    - As for Yair (the father), the labor was, at the end, a very positive experience and your presence contributed greatly to that.
    - You continued to amaze us with your use of different tools to distract the pain and to get us in the right mood.

    You did an amazing job in facilitating our experience and enabling us to connect spiritually and mentally to the birth process. Your engagement during and also after the birth by giving us tips also helped us a lot!

    Zohar and Yair

  • After the birth of our twin boys my husband took a month off work. We also have a little boy who was 2 1/2 at the time. The week before my husband returned to work I suddenly panicked about how I was going to cope on my own! A friend recommended Laurie to me. I made an application to our insurers for Haushaltshilfe, which was granted. Laurie prepared many delicious and healthy meals for us, and bought all of the ingredients. This was invaluable as I would not have had time to shop and cook myself. She also made some very tasty treats! Laurie did bodywork with me in the comfort of my own home to help regain my core muscle strength after the pregnancy. Laurie gave some soothing massages to the babies, and also to me when the babies allowed it! Laurie is very knowledgeable about childbirth and young babies and provided some helpful information and advice. I would definitely recommend Laurie to anyone looking for this kind of assistance after having a baby. Laurie is very caring and friendly, and was great to have around at that special time.

    ~ Lorraine, Commercial Property Lawyer

  • Laurie Reinke is a sensitive and highly intuitive caregiver with an acute sense for the needs of the new or soon-to-be mother.
    I was fortunate to have her as a companion for the birth of my daughter, during which she cared for me expertly, providing a soothing and calming presence, as well as concrete tools and ideas for birthing and invaluable translation support.
    I would strongly recommend Laurie to anyone considering a Doula!

    ~ Jana

  • Laurie has helped us both as a doula and as a guide through the joys of being an expat in the German system of Elterngeld and Kindergeld….. >
    Laurie has been amazing for us over the last year and a half. If there's anything I regret, besides not taking more full time Elternzeit off, it's not making more use of her services.

    ~ Duncan Davidson, Principal Engineering Manager, Microsoft, father of 1 year old.

  • - The two meetings before the birth (and the false alarm:)) helped us prepare ourselves emotionally.
    - Massaging skills during the contractions helped greatly to overcome the pain and avoiding the usage of drugs
    - Language skills helped us to overcome some of the language barriers.
    - Your commitment and Engagement with the labor process radiated good energies to the surrounding and made the staff be more open minded toward us.
    - As for Yair (the father), the labor was, at the end, a very positive experience and your presence contributed greatly to that.
    - You continued to amaze us with your use of different tools to distract the pain and to get us in the right mood.

    You did an amazing job in facilitating our experience and enabling us to connect spiritually and mentally to the birth process. Your engagement during and also after the birth by giving us tips also helped us a lot!

    Zohar and Yair

  • As I was a first time mom, the whole postpartum experience with breastfeeding, pelvic floor training and other was very new to me. Having found someone experienced and warm hearted as Laurie was nothing but a sheer luck.
    I have benefited from number of services provided by Laurie: introduction good breastfeeding consultancy, pelvic floor training and baby massage. Each and every session was excellent and exceeded my expectation.
    Laurie has deep knowledge of breastfeeding techniques and provided me an overview of best practices in breastfeeding. Already after one session with her, I was able to breastfeed my child comfortably.
    Within months of originally meeting, I met with Laurie again to work on the pelvic floor training. She provided one on one training in my apartment and took her time explaining how each and every muscle works and what techniques are best to strengthen the pelvic floor at large. This way I avoided group training in hospitals or elsewhere and was able to get the first hand experience from Laurie.
    On personal level, Laurie is very warm hearted, understandable, positive, intuitive and very empathetic. I really loved our collaboration in various instances.
    I can't thank Laurie enough for all the great assistance she has provided me and my child.
    As I am planning my second pregnancy, I sure will book Laurie to help me with my second postpartum period.”

    ~ Mavy from Berlin-Steglitz

  • I booked some private sessions with Laurie hoping to improve my pelvic floor as well as gain some practical tools for daily, and lifelong, pelvic floor health. Laurie really took the time to listen to my concerns, even asking about my birth story and history, and then tailored the program to meet my needs.

    Some of the exercises were familiar to me, but they really became something new once I considered what my pelvic floor was doing.

    I also learned many different ways to incorporate my baby into the exercises, something that is very practical when you have a active, crawling child.

    I felt very comfortable with Laurie; it's clear that she has a passion for what she does.

    ~ Bridget, Corporate Facilities Manager, Dancer, mother of 11 month old"

  • Laurie Reinke is a birth and postpartum doula and one of the most amazing women I've met. She speaks fluent German and is a native English speaker. She was there for me every step of the way and has supported many women here in Berlin. She is *your* trusted person at the hospital to support you physically and emotionally during the birth.

    There are a few people who have supported me in such a way like Laurie did at such an important and vulnerable moment of my life. After birth she was there for my American husband, son and me helping us with everything along the way- physically with healthy food, mother massages and pelvic floor awareness, mentally with strategies to cope with little sleep, and emotionally by showing great empathy. Laurie also facilitated the needed documents from the German authorities.
    All in all, Laurie created a safe and supportive environment in which we could blossom as parents.

    ~ Katerina, Curation assistant TED, mother of one year old