About Summer Birth Services

Summer Birth Services specializes in providing comprehensive childbirth classes delivered in a compassionate, bias-free, non-judgmental manner. At Summer Birth Services, there are no silly questions or trivial concerns.


Summerbirthservices 077Summer Thorp-Lancaster
Owner~Certified Labor Doula

Summer is a passionate advocate of many different things, but her main calling is assisting families during the childbearing years. She feels that all families deserve the right to bring their children into this world in their own way, and she helps you achieve this goal by providing evidence-based information, comprehensive education, and unconditional support. Each family has different needs and wants that affect how, when, and where the birth will happen. Her role is to serve in a way that encourages both pregnant person and family to make the best decisions for them, and to support them in a professional, judgment-free manner. 

Summer’s journey to serving birthing families began during her teenage years, when her mother chose to have her younger brothers at home with a midwife.  Although it would be several years before she could put a name to that light, she believes the flame of service was lit at that very moment. With time, that flame has grown stronger and pushed her to pursue multiple avenues of being with woman. These avenues have included training with ToLabor (formerly ALACE), Hypnobabies®, and ProDoula as a birth doula, IPPA as a placenta encapsulation and postpartum specialist, Stillbirthday as a birth and bereavement doula; becoming a La Leche League Leader and many hours of continuing education each year.

It is an honor to be invited into a family for such an intimate event, to bear witness to a baby being born, a family finding their strength, digging deeper than they ever knew they could. This honor is one that Summer does not take lightly. It comes with a fierce love and deep devotion to the families she serves, as well as a continuous pursuit of information, education and experiences in order to provide high quality services.