Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: BA in Psychology and childcare experience
What led you to become a Doula?: I was led to doula work out of my desire to work individually with new mothers and my love to see them and their families flourish.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“I’m thankful to have someone like you that I can talk to about this.”
“You’re driven to overcome your obstacles.”
“You look good with a baby in your arms.”
“You are great at calming Eliana!”
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Is she ready? Does she have what she needs? Is she getting enough sleep? How is feeding going? What a sweet bond between mother and baby!
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: One of the best gifts I can give is the non-judgemental support they need so that they can place their focus on what matters most during this new season in their lives.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: I've recently fallen in love with the BBC show, "Call the Midwife".
What is your favorite place to vacation?: A cruise to just about anywhere.
What is your favorite food?: Does coffee count?
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Just hanging out with close friends.
Who lives in your house?: I live with my wonderful husband, Brent and rescue pup, Bambi.