About Me

Andrea Lythgoe

My name is Andrea Lythgoe, and I am a bit of a research junkie. My degree is in Health Education, and I have been a childbirth educator since 1997 and a doula since 1999. I have always been interested in research, but I am not a math person! So I set about learning as much as I could about research and how I could understand it.

I found that research does not have to be a mystery to the math-impaired. I created this site to share what I have learned and help other birth professionals to understand and critically read research papers.

Currently I have my own doula and childbirth education business, Pampered Birth, and I teach natural childbirth classes at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. I have spoken at the conferences of DONA International, Lamaze International, and several local conferences and events as well.
I have three daughters and a husband who is as busy as I am! In my "spare time", I enjoy reading, traveling (especially if I can see the ocean), and learning about photography.


Past speaking engagements and trainings Andrea has done for various organizations.


Articles Andrea has had published online and in print.

Education and Training

An attempt to list all the conferences and trainings I have attended in my years as a doula.