Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I am fluent in Spanish and English and conversational in Hindi. I am a yoga teacher and breath-work educator. I love energy and somatic work and I offer this service to my clients. I have a Bachelor's degree in Maternal Health and Sociology and I am in Nurse Midwifery School.
What led you to become a Doula?: I always knew one thing; I wanted to be a feminist with my hands. After a series of uncertain years working in social work at a women's center, teaching students of various ages, traveling as a semester instructor, teaching Spanish and English throughout South America and learning that birth work is such an incredible field, I finally bit the bullet and did my training with DONA International. I am now in route to become a midwife and if I am certain about anything in this lifetime it is that birth work is my calling.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“I cannot imagine giving birth to my first born without Bobbi by my side. She provided warmth, massage, encouragement, advocacy, and patience. She encouraged my medical professionals to give my birth time. She stayed at the hospital with me for 62 hours during the longest labor I could have imagined. She spoke Spanish with my parents and my partner who do not speak English, which was so helpful for including them in my birth process. I would recommend Bobbi at any birth, regardless of how you plan to give birth; she will be by your side without judgement.” -Maria