Laura Kaplan Shanley is an author, freelance writer, speaker and childbirth consultant widely recognized as one of the leading voices in the natural birth movement. Her expertise is frequently sought out by television and movie production companies around the globe. She has been featured in media outlets such as ABC News, 20/20, The Doctors, BBC, Discovery Channel, Disney, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Washington Post, among many others. In addition, she works with women one-on-one providing them with childbirth education and emotional support before and during pregnancy. She is a frequent speaker at childbirth conferences, providing her unique perspective and inspiring insight. Laura maintains a website dedicated to natural childbirth, www.unassistedchildbirth.com, and is also active on Facebook, www.facebook.com/laurashanley.