Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have given birth 3 times personally with various experiences. I have always supported women through their transition to motherhood even before finding my passion in birth work and serving as a doula.
What led you to become a Doula?: I found that it was my calling after having a doula support me during my second child's birth. It felt so amazing to have support focused on me during that time and I decided it is a exactly what I wanted to do for others.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
That I am: calm, peaceful, supportive, empathetic, compassionate, knowledgeable, unbiased, and non-judgemental.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Spinning Babies website La Leche League Kelly Mom website Car Seat Lady website Babywearing International Playful Parenting book
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Happiness & joy! I immediately smile at them and ask how they are doing.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Help and a listening ear.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: TV show is Outlander
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Anywhere quiet in nature and near water!
What is your favorite food?: Avocado and sweet potatoes
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Reading a good book or being anywhere outside hiking, paddle boarding, or being near the ocean.
Who lives in your house?: My boyfriend and our 4 children.