Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I grew up around pregnancy, births, and babies and its always been something that I've loved! With 9 younger siblings, I've had the opportunity to learn a lot about little ones and the process of birth. As part of a close-knit community, I've seen the value of a strong network, especially for new mothers, to provide support and comfort and knowledge in bringing new life into the world
What led you to become a Doula?: Being around pregnancy, birth, and babies from a very young age. It’s always been something that’s fascinated me and that I’m always wanting to know more about! And, what better way of doing that than pursuing it as a career!!!
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
That I’m helpful, calming, understanding, and kind
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Ina Mays guide to childbirth
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I feel so happy for them, and want to know how they’re doing!
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Emotional support as well as useful information.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: N/A
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Any city!
What is your favorite food?: Seafood!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Hanging out outdoors with my family!
Who lives in your house?: My parents, five sisters, and five brothers.