Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Certified ProDoula Labor & Postpartum & Infant Care Doula; Bachelor’s of Science- Zoology
What led you to become a Doula?: I always had an interest in pregnancy and birth. When friends were asking me questions about their pregnancies before I ever was pregnant myself, I knew I had a special affinity with birth work. Once my first child was born, I knew I truly had the desire to be with women and families to support them at such an intense and beautiful time.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Andrea had a very warm, calm, and loving presence. Andrea was so comforting to me as a new mama. She made me feel like everything I was going through was normal and was so reassuring. I felt so much less crazy after her visits.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Online~ Dr. Sears, Evidence Based Birth, Birth Without Fear, Books~ Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, The Birth Partner, Birthing from Within Meetings~ Le Leche League
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I always smile when I see a mama. I wonder what may be ailing her that day, what fears or anxieties she may still have, if she is feeling excited, does she feel prepared for her journey, is she supported, and of course I hope she is healthy overall.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: I always smile when I see a mama. I wonder what may be ailing her that day, what fears or anxieties she may still have, if she is feeling excited, does she feel prepared for her journey, is she supported, and of course I hope she is healthy overall.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: The Walking Dead, The Office, The Mindy Project, Once, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Dirty Dancing
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Michigan’s West Coast and Hawaii
What is your favorite food?: Lasagna
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Relaxing with my family
Who lives in your house?: My loving husband Justin, My 2 sweet little girls Lydia & Estelle, and my 2 senior dogs George & Jerry