About me...

   Midwifery first touched my heart when I was twenty, a young adult browsing the public library shelves. A book with a beautiful cover and intriguing title caught my eye. It was a book about natural birth and midwifery. With each page I turned I became more enamored as I soaked up the beauty and power of birth… I was forever changed!

   In the time since then I have immersed myself in all things birth. I trained and worked first as a doula, then midwife's assistant, and finally as a homebirth midwife. During my apprenticeship, I had the opportunity to train for 10 years and work in 6 different midwifery practices with 11 amazing midwives. 

   I am a Certified Professional Midwife and have an independent practice, working in Southeast Ohio serving birthing families! Based out of Athens, I also serve Nelsonville, Lancaster, Logan, Jackson, Gallipolis, Marietta, Parkersburg and more. Typically anywhere within roughly a 50 mile radius from Athens Ohio.

I am a member of The Appalachian Birth Co-op, Ohio Birthcraft Co-op, and of The Ohio Midwives Alliance. I also serve on the board of the Ohio chapter of The National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM).

   I keep busy raising my three kids with my husband, working on our 91 acre farm in Athens County, exploring the woods, knitting, chasing cows, and of course going to births. I look forward to meeting you!

  Lauren Genter, CPM

"My husband and I were blessed to have Lauren attend both of our homebirths. She is present, cautious, aware, knowledgeable, experienced, and empowering. She also has a great sense of humor! Her services are exceptional because she has an amazing ability to be whoever you need her to be for your unique experience. Thank you, Lauren!"

-Chelsea S.