Laura Barbour is a certified birth doula (DONA), postpartum doula, and lactation consultant. She is the lactation educator at the Birth Education Center of Okinawa, at the U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan. She is a board member and active member of the Japan Birth Resource Network, a non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness for mother-friendly care and evidence-based care for military families in Japan. Laura received her BA from West Virginia University. Laura became an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor in 2016.