Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Trained Postpartum Doula through multiple organizations. Newborn care since 2006 specializing in multiples and preemies.
What led you to become a Doula?: I have always had a soft spot for infants and a desire to support families. I started as a newborn nanny and have evolved from there.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Affirming, intuitive, warm, holds calm in all situations.
“You’re like the baby whisperer”
“I was so nervous about having a doula so we could sleep but as soon as you walked
in, you brought this wave of calm and it was clear you knew what you were doing!”
“Your words were exactly what I needed.”
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Dr. Sears, Evidence based birth, The Birth Partner-Penny Simpkins, LLL, Guilt Free Bottle Feeding-Madeleine Maris, Various blogs
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Does she know she has options; does she have unbiased support; I wonder if she has sleep lately?
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Unbiased support, a safe space to talk, sleep.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Gray's Anatomy, Grace & Frankie
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Seattle, PNW
What is your favorite food?: Mediterranean or any fruit
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Exploring new places
Who lives in your house?: My dog Ellie Mae