Alyse O'Steen

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: A Mother's Perspective Doula Services

SERVICES PROVIDED: Helping you as you transition into this new and amazing chapter of bringing baby home! Will prepare meals, do light household chores, and care for baby as mom rests and recovers from birth or just goes and takes a shower. I can also assist in postpartum physical recovery and help mom get back moving and back in shape after baby.

About

AREAS SERVED: Virginia

CONTACT INFO:

Email:
alo1129@gmail.com

Phone:
(410) 949-0208

Website:
https://www.mothersperspective.com/

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/The-Strength-Within-Pre-and-Postnatal-Wellness-121216492603914/

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I am a mom of five; when I brought baby number five home I had five children under that age of seven. Life was crazy, but it's the only life I know. I have been a stay at home mom since we brought our first child home, but have also worked from home for over three years. I am good at juggling - it seems the crazier life is the calmer I am. I like to find solutions that promote ease; whether it's meal planning or scheduling family outings where all ages are enjoying themselves, I like to plan the whole picture. Having five children I have seen a lot and been through a lot; now I'm ready to share what I know with others and hopefully make the transition home with baby a little easier.

What led you to become a Doula?: I love children; they bring me joy. A crying baby never upsets or irritates me, I just want to help calm him/her and ease whatever is upsetting them. I grew up in my grandmother's daycare - over 25 children at one time! Then God blessed me with five of my own; I just want to use the knowledge and skills I have to help others.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

Happy
Welcoming
Sparkly (glitter is my favorite color)
Kind
Compassionate
Giving
Thinking of others

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Other mothers - love connecting and learning from those who have been through it. Also, ProDoula documents and my mentor at A Mother's Perspective.

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: How can I help you? I always want to ask questions - how are you? is this your first baby? how are you feeling? Always curious to see if they need anything because in today's world a lot of people don't ask questions and a lot of people suffer in silence; I like to start the conversation.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Sleep; ease of knowing their baby is being cared for by a professional and they can focus on their own recovery and rest while I take care of baby.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Bravo reality shows - guilty pleasure!!

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Beaches of Delaware

What is your favorite food?: I love deli sandwiches - club with chips and a soda!

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: With my family - no to do's, no schedule - just pajamas, movies, and cuddles.

Who lives in your house?: My husband of 11 years, our children - Liam, Claire, Landon, Camille, and Casey Lynn, and our two fur babies Patches and Daisy