Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I'm a mother of 2, older sibling out of 11, attended births of family members, supported my sister-in-law during labor
What led you to become a Doula?: I was always vastly interested in the growth and development of my own babies. After attending my little brother and his wife's birth, I fell in love with childbirth.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Wow Britt, you were really great, you should do this for a living!
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: My pediatrician has always been amazing for my husband and I. I also value my in-laws and parents' advice. Parenting literature (What to expect, Baby Center, etc)
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: My thoughts are just wow! New moms are always so beautiful to me. From the moment of conception her body is MAKING another body. It works 24/7 to nourish and grow a whole other life.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Peace. I think when you support someone openly and allow them to make the best decisions they can about their family, it puts their mind and heart at ease. Every new mom deserves that.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: I love Supernatural and anything on the Food Network
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Anywhere you can see snow
What is your favorite food?: Carbs; just carbs and salads
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Cooking. I don't get to do a lot of it during the week, so I use my weekends to make my family home cooked meals
Who lives in your house?: Me, my son and daughter, my husband, his parents and our 2 cats and 2 dogs