Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Two previous home births, active within the birth community
What led you to become a Doula?: My own births and a desire to assist women in birth so they can make decisions that are best for themselves
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I have a heart for serving other women; I am kind and I truly care for women
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, The Birth Partner, Raising Great Kids by Townsend, She's Gonna Blow by Julie Ann Barnhill, Creative Corrections by Lisa Whelchel
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: She is beautiful. I hope she knows she has options for her birth. What a great mom. How can I help her right now?
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Support through breastfeeding, placenta encapsulation. Availability throughout those first few weeks so she doesn't need to feel alone.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: I am Sam, The Man in the Iron Mask
What is your favorite place to vacation?: I like going back home to visit friends and family
What is your favorite food?: I can eat a whole tub of fresh salsa all by myself
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: I like to rest and snuggle my kids. I would catch up on my reading and maybe get some time alone to do nothing
Who lives in your house?: My husband and 3 children live with me as well as our giant chocolate Labrador