Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Family Studies and Early Childhood Major at Kansas State University Family Nanny for 5 years
What led you to become a Doula?: Pregnancy and the birth of my daughter, I was realized I am more interested in the personal support side than the technical/medical side of birth and pregnancy.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“You’ve continued to support me through my breastfeeding/formula feeding journey no matter what, I wouldn’t have made it this far without you”
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: AAP, World Health Organization, KellyMom
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: “I hope she has a good support system” “I hope she’s getting enough sleep” “I hope she feels confident that she’s making the right decision for herself and her child”
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Nonjudgmental support, my time and ear to listen.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: TV Show: Downton Abbey Movie: Almost Famous
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Any place with an ocean.
What is your favorite food?: Seafood
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Relaxing, cleaning up the house and spending time with my daughter.
Who lives in your house?: Myself; my daughter, Margaux; my Fiancé, William; Loki the dog; Penny the cat; and Moony the cat.