Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I am a mother of six beautiful arrows and each of their birth stories is different, in essence giving me the compassion to honor the fears and joy of birthing a baby. I have a passion for birth, teaching and all things baby. I want all mommas to have a birth story that is their own
What led you to become a Doula?: I have always had a passion for babies and knew I wanted a big family. After having my first baby I knew I needed to find a way to help others have a positive birth experience, and a few babies later I discovered the job of a doula and knew someday I wanted to be just that. I love teaching and birth so I decided to take the leap to become a Childbirth Educator as well. I am excited to help share the knowledge of the birth process to as many mommas out there as I can.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
People always tell me I am a great momma, and am kind and caring. I get compliments on my baking skills. I get told often that I handle myself with grace.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: I love the Pregnancy Encyclopedia by DK books and What to Expect When You're expecting also, American Pregnancy Association (https://americanpregnancy.org) all are great sources of information.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I think about all the joy that little bump or new baby will bring, its hard work but its so worth all of it. I take a moment to pray for that new baby to bring peace and so much love.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: The best gift is the gift of support and love. Becoming a parent regardless of what number baby just knowing you have someone on your side and supporting your choices and loving on you is the best feeling.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Call the Midwife, Grey's Anatomy and P.S. I love you
What is your favorite place to vacation?: I have only been to Hawaii once but I LOVE it there!
What is your favorite food?: My favorite food is tacos.
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: I love to crochet and create with yarn! In the cold months, snuggling up in a blanket by the fire and just relaxing with a mocha and yarn. When its warmer out I love taking my 6 little arrows out into the woods on a hike and just soaking in all God's beautiful masterpiece, sunshine is my friend!
Who lives in your house?: I live with my 6 beautiful children, 4H bunnies, our dog, Archie and one chicken named Sugar.