Meg Lyman is a childbirth educator and doula living north of Charlotte, NC in the west Lake Norman area. She is currently accepting new clients for childbirth education classes and for doula services. You may contact Meg for more information.
Meg Lyman’s Biography
Meg Lyman first became interested in knowing and understanding more about childbirth while pregnant with her first child. Under the care and guidance of a hospital-based midwife, Meg sought out and prepared for a natural unmedicated birth by reading books and taking Bradley Method® classes. The birth of her first child, a little girl, was a very positive experience which encouraged her to learn more about childbirth and to help others experience the same kind of positive and empowering birth.
In 2008, Meg Lyman attended training to become a licensed Bradley Method® natural childbirth educator. She taught 2-3 class series’ per year until 2012 when she decided to teach her own comprehensive childbirth education classes using her own curriculum.
After the home birth of her second daughter in 2009, Meg Lyman started taking on doula clients so she could transition with childbirth education clients from the “classroom” and into the birth room. From 2010 to 2013 she was a member of Doulas of the Charlotte Area (DOCA), where doulas meet together to mentor and encourage one another as well as participating in continuing education and peer review.
On Leap Day in 2012, Meg had another home birth and a little boy joined the Lyman family. Both of Meg’s home births were attended by a Certified Professional Midwife and an apprentice midwife.
Meg Lyman’s Plans for the Future
Meg Lyman is currently pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in nursing, with plans to complete both a BSN and then a master’s degree in nurse midwifery. She continues to offer childbirth education classes and doula services during her studies, and she is an active participant in the natural childbirth community in the Lake Norman Area.