Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: A passion for women and babies is the most important! Without passion, why bother being in this work!
What led you to become a Doula?: I've always been passionate about women, especially mothers. As a teenager I wanted to become a midwife, but instead I chose to work with women in unplanned pregnancies and become a birth doula.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I’m a leader and compassionate. I have a special love of women that helps me to be in-tune with their needs. I love to bless people!
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Other parents. We can learn so much through the experience of others. That being said, I value credible, factual information. One of my favourite books is The Birth Partner. It is such an easy read, but is packed is information that can be practically used.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Beauty. Strength. Transformation. Sacrifice. Nurture.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: My time to be available to her as she needs. Every woman has different expectations and different needs as she become a new mother. The best gift I can give is to be available to what she needs.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: This is Us
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Mexico
What is your favorite food?: Pizza or Reese Peanut Butter Cups
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Getting out to read a book and drink a hot cup of coffee!
Who lives in your house?: My husband and I have four children ages 6, 5, 3 and 1. We live in Sherwood Park.