Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Family, friends and sometimes even random people have always approached me for advice and information. I am also a mother of three and having had both hospital and home births, I have experienced different kinds of birthing scenarios myself which, along with my training, enables me to offer true support and information about pregnancy and birth.
What led you to become a Doula?: All of my three birth experiences were very different. My first birth and second birth were in the hospital setting and my third birth was at home. After my second birth ended very traumatic for me, my partner and our son, I did what I do best when I need information but don't know what the answer is: I started random researches. I came across Doula work and knew that this is what I want to do - provide families with the support they need.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I’m told I am very knowledgeable and diligent, reliable and reassuring, encouraging and supportive.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Evidence Based Birth, Kellymom, Dr. Jack Newman, Spinning Babies
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Oooh, look! What an exciting time in her life!
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: True support. It's a thing that's hard to find in our lives.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Fringe
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Venice, Italy
What is your favorite food?: Greek food. And chocolate!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: If I get the time, I love cooking everyone their favourite foods and treats
Who lives in your house?: I, my partner in crime and our three children