Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have 4 children, all very different births so I have experience in all the different outcomes birth can bring.
What led you to become a Doula?: When I supported my aunt in labour when I was 18. I knew then that I wanted to work with women during pregnancy and birth. I also love being able to help out with friends and families babies.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
That I am caring, encouraging, calm and sensitive.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Evidence Based Birth; Kellymom; Boards.ie parenting forum
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: What a powerful journey that woman is on!
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Nonjudgmental support, and a good listening ear.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Grey's Anatomy
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Las Vegas, Nevada
What is your favorite food?: Chinese Food
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: With my husband, kids and parents on my parents farm.
Who lives in your house?: Myself, my Batman obsessed husband, Dave; our 4 kids, 2 jack russell's and 2 budgies! Full house!!