Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have four children. Each birth has been different. I’ve had everything from induction with epidural to no intervention at all. I’ve attended many of my friend’s births. I am pre-certified with ProDoula.
What led you to become a Doula?: I knew the moment my first baby was laid on my chest, thirteen years ago, that I wanted to become a birth worker. I am passionate about family, birth, and babies.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Caring, warm, strong, peaceful, and gentle.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Hypnobabies, Veritas Birth, Mama Natural
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I am so excited for her! I hope she has support. I want to talk to her. I want to hear her story. I want her to look forward to welcoming her child into the world with confidence and love.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Love, confidence, and judgment free support.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: MegaMind
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Any beach.
What is your favorite food?: Sushi
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: I love being with my husband and kids. We spend lots of time exploring. We love exploring everything; nature, culture, food, etc…
Who lives in your house?: My husband, me, our four children and our dog.