Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: In addition to being a certified birth doula and birth photographer, I am a trained lactation support person and babywearing educator.
What led you to become a Doula?: I attended my first birth when I was 11 years old. Once I became pregnant with my first child, I became fascinated with all the information available surrounding pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
People tell me I am a calming presence and energy in the birth space. People say that I am warm, kind, and nurturing.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Spinning Babies, La Leche League, local parenting community spaces,
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I have feelings of warmth and excitement for this phase of life.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: A space to process their experience so far.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Older: I love lucy, Newer: friends
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Hawaii
What is your favorite food?: Sushi
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Going for a hike with my family followed by frozen yogurt.
Who lives in your house?: My husband, two children, and my dog.