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Lauren, the 2nd of four children, was born in Massachusetts and grew up on Cape Cod. She attended Cape Cod Community College and The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and spent six months studying the French language in Grenoble, France. She achieved her bachelor of Arts degree in French in 1976 and moved to New York City to work for an educational travel company facilitating cultural exchange for high school students around the world. In 1979 married Rich Cardinali and she gave birth to twins (Andrea and David) in 1982.  The family moved to Westchester in late 1983 and in 1986 she had another son, Raymond.

Lauren began teaching parenting classes in 1987 after searching for compassionate and effective techniques to use with her own three small children.
She became interested the fields of childbirth, labor support, and postpartum care while preparing for the challenging task of achieving her own vaginal delivery following a cesarean section.
For the past 24 years, Lauren has dedicated herself to helping mothers and families as they adjust to their new roles.  She works as a Postpartum Doula in the Southern Westchester Area of New York specializing in breastfeeding and multiple births.
Currently, Lauren is working as a Local Childcare Coordinator for Cultural Care Au Pair. She assists families who are looking for quality, affordable childcare with flexible hours.

Profile Summary:
Local Childcare Coordinator/Postpartum Doula Scarsdale, NY
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Work Experience:
1972-1974 Associate of Arts Degree- Cape Cod Comm. College

1974-1976 B.A. Degree- University of Massachusetts, Amherst

April 1994 Certified as Childbirth Educator by Childbirth Education Association of Metro New York

August 1994 Certified as Childbirth Educator by Childbirth Education Association of Westchester/Putnam

Continuing Education:

1989 Completed Course in “STEP” Parenting

1991-1992 Labor Support/Midwifery Study Group

1991 March Of Dimes “Networking Resources-A Recipe for Improved Perinatal Outcome”

April 1991 “Very Beautiful and Courageous—Helping Couples Achieve Natural Childbirth After Cesarean”

May 1993 W/P/R Lactation Con.: Breastfeeding Update ‘93

May 1993 March of Dimes: Selected Drugs used During Labor And Delivery: Effects of the Fetus and Neonate

Sept. 1993 Midwives of North America Annual Conference

April 1996 The Art and Politics of Midwifery

April 1997 American College of Nurse Midwives: Acupuncture and Herbs Workshop

Feb. 1998 Lamaze International Birth Summit

Oct. 1998 W/P/R Lactation Consortium: Breastfeeding Multiples

May 1999 Lactation Consortium: Dr. Jack Newman

Oct. 2000 Lamaze Int’l: “Pain: Coping with the Pain of Labor and Birth” Conference

Sept. 2001 ACNM Conference: Herbs and Homeopathy for the Childbearing year

Oct. 2002 Lactation Consortium: AIDS and Breastfeeding

Oct. 2003 ACNM Local Conference: Nutrition for the Childbearing Year

Apr. 2005 Birth Partners: Body, Birth and Beyond

May 2006 When Survivors Birth, Penny Simpkin Seminar

August 2006 AAA Defensive Driving Course

October 2006 Breastfeeding Update with Beth Shulman

July 2007 AAA Defensive Driving Course

September 2008 Breastfeeding And Beyond

October 2009 Issues Surrounding Postpartum Depression

May 2010 HVBN Cesarean Symposium
Organizations / Affilations:
1986-1990 Cesarean Prevention Movement; Vice President, 1990

1990-1994 Int’l Cesarean Awareness Network; President, 1992-1994

April,1994-present International Childbirth Education Association

Sept., 2003-present DONA International; Professional Doula Association

Feb., 2005-present Doula Network

Jan. 2005-Jan 2007 Vice President of Hudson Valley Birth Network

Jan. 2005-present Member of Hudson Valley Birth Network
Lauren Taylor is located in Scarsdale, NY and has the following skills: Local Childcare Coordinator/Postpartum Doula
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Local Childcare Coordinator/Postpartum Doula

Category: Childcare
I assist mothers in the home when a new baby joins the family and I help families secure affordable, quality in home care for their children.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Certified Childbirth Educator, Parent educator, Labor and Postpartum doula, and Professional Local Coordinator for Cultural Care Au Pair.
Years Experience: 24