Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Massage Therapist for 5 years - lots of prenatal work. Part time Doula in past for 3 years
What led you to become a Doula?: From a young age, I have always been amazed by the whole process of pregnancy and birth. It wasn't until my years in university for massage therapy that learned what a doula was. After practicing as a doula for 3 years, I knew I wanted to stay in the field while being able to grow our own family, that's when I found child birth education!
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
That my presence and knowledge has been received as calming, reassuring, and informative and supportive.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Penny Simkins, Birth Partner; Ina May, Guide to childbirth, for encouragement and empowerment
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: In awe! It will NEVER fail to amaze me what us woman can do and create.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Confidence and support! Every parents deserves to feel support and feel a sense of empowerment and confidence in every step along the way.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Grey's Anatomy
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Tropical Beach
What is your favorite food?: Oranges
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: A nice long walk with my husband and dog with a hot tea.
Who lives in your house?: My husband Ryan, our fur babies; our dog Diesel and our cat Kiara.