Laure Sinnhuber-Giles, CNM
Laure is a board certified midwife, a certified lactation counselor and a certified childbirth educator. Originally from France, Laure lived in Germany, Japan and the UK prior to settling in NYC. The pivotal experience of giving birth to her daughters supported by an accomplished midwife inspired her to leave her career in advertising and to start her journey on the path of learning to support women and their families in their transition to parenthood.
In 2007 Laure initiated the Healthy Birth Choices workshop series at the not-for-profit advocacy group Choices in Childbirth: the power of story telling inspired over 1500 NYC families to think about their options and decide what was right for them. She supported families as a labor doula, lactation counselor and childbirth educator. She trained as a midwife’s assistant at Ina May Gaskin’s Farm Midwifery Center. Laure completed her midwifery training at SUNY Downstate in 2017. She practiced at the Brooklyn Birthing Center, at the Birth Center of New Jersey and at Overlook Medical Center prior to joining Gaia Midwives.
Her passion is to shadow midwives and doctors who support physiologic birth around the world, thus combining her love of languages, cultural diversity and physiologic birth. So far, Laure had the privilege of shadowing midwives in the UK, in the Netherlands, in Amish Country Pennsylvania, in Montreal, Canada and in Orthodox Jewish Monsey, NY. She also participated in the Foundation for the Advancement of Haitian Midwives’ first conference in Haiti.
Laure strives to support women in tapping into their inner strength during this wondrous life transition.