Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I completed an internship in the maternity ward.
What led you to become a Doula?: I have always had a passion about birth and babies. After my own three birth experiences I knew I wanted to empower and support other women in their birthing journey.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I have been told that I am empathetic, calm and encouraging. That I have a loving, caring, nurturing and grounding presence.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Spinning Babies, Evidence Based Birth and Newborn Care Classes
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Seeing a pregnant person overfills me with joy and happiness. (hearts eye emoji) I just want to go over and make sure that she is getting the best support for herself and the baby through this wonderful journey.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: The best gift I can give new parents is a kind, non-judgmental, supportive presence with an open heart and listening ear.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: The 100
What is your favorite place to vacation?: The mountains in Germany and Austria
What is your favorite food?: Thai food
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: I love a good cup of coffee, reading a book - and spend time with my family and friends.
Who lives in your house?: My husband, three children, two cats and one dog :)