Lauren is originally from Florida, but lives with her husband and 2 energetic young boys in Florence, Ky. Her experience with maternal health issues began in 2013, when she delivered her son, Peter Joseph, at 24 weeks in order to save her life from severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. 2 days later, he passed away in the NICU, and she has dedicated her life to helping pregnant mothers get access to the medical and mental health care they deserve in his memory.
She founded and chaired the Cincinnati Promise Walk for Preeclampsia for 3 years; raising over $21,000 in total, which funded an entire research grant with the Preeclampsia Foundation. Since that time, she has expanded her audience and scope to become a maternal health advocate and shares about her experiences at www.snugglesandtrouble.com. She has had 2 more pregnancies since Peter, and both have been high-risk. With one son, she experienced severe post-partum anxiety/OCD, and with the second, she had preeclampsia again.
Lauren joined Push in 2021 as an Inaugural Board Member. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2009 with double Bachelor's degrees in Communication Disorders and Spanish, and in 2012 from Northern Kentucky University with her Master’s of Art in Teaching. Lauren also received her license as a Certified Professional (Medical) Coder from AAPC IN 2017. She is currently applying to graduate schools to finish her licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist.