Cat LaPlante, M.A.E.d is a Certified Birth Doula CD(DONA), a certified LAMAZE Childbirth Educator (LCCE), and an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor. A familiar name in the region, Cat has been voted the Philly.com's Readers' Choice Best Childbirth Educator and Doula two years running! Cat has extensive experience with presenting to adult audiences; she regularly presents to both expecting parents in her practice and also to birth professionals on childbirth education, childbirth research and maternal rights with excellent evaluation results. She teaches privately and in workshops to expecting couples where she has designed the curriculum to suit the needs of her clients. Cat has also completed a course from Evidence Based Birth® on how to effectively teach continuing education courses to professionals. This is Cat’s third year of presenting the Savvy Birth Pro Workshop, where she teaches professionals in the Philadelphia, PA and Southern NJ region how to help families receive evidence based care during their birth. This is also her third year teaching the Savvy Birth Workshop to expecting parents; who have high regard for her presence and value the information learned.