Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Bailey started the doula certification process in February 2015 with Birth Arts International. In January 2016 she also completed a ProDoula labor training, and a rebozo workshop. These programs have equipped Bailey with the tools needed to provide families with competent, respectful, nurturing and professional care in a judgement-free manner. Bailey has a degree in elementary and exceptional education. Both her formal education and experience in leading and counseling women through her church have helped to shape her as a doula who is compassionate and accessible.
What led you to become a Doula?: After embarking on a journey with her husband to start a family several years ago, Bailey began researching and learning about all things birth. This new found knowledge, coupled with a deeply rooted desire to empower, support and nurture women and their partners, led to Bailey becoming a birth doula.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“During labor, Bailey was a wonderful support, helping to keep me calm and focused, but she was also really great with my mom and husband! She really guided them in their interactions to best help me. Bailey met and exceeded my expectations, and I would -definitely recommend her services/use them again!” – Amy (former birth doula client)
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: For mom's I love the books, "Mindful Birthing", "The Baby Book", and "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding". I always recommend "The Birth Partner" for partners to read. I also love the websites, Evidence Based Birth and Kelly Mom and refer to them frequently.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I think, "She is amazing!" I will never cease to be in awe of the strength of women to grow. birth, nurture and care for babies. It truly is a wonder to behold and I consider it a great honor to walk alongside other women on their journey to motherhood.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: The best gifts I can give a new mom are listening ears, helping hands, encouraging words, and an open heart!
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Sherlock Holmes
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Disney World! I'm an annual pass holder ;)
What is your favorite food?: I love vegan pizza with lots of veggies on top!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: My favorite way to spend a day off is sitting outside a local coffee shop with a hot soy latte and a good book.
Who lives in your house?: I live with my wonderful husband of 8 years, Kyle and my precious baby boy Elliot who will be 1 year old in April 2018!