Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Ever since I was young I always made it my priority to be there when anyone needed me.
What led you to become a Doula?: I had always been interested in becoming a Birth Worker. When I was in high school I had wanted to be a Labor and Delivery nurse, life had other plans when I became a young mom. Still it was always in the back of my mind. One day my best friend asked me to photograph the birth of her daughter, however it became so much more. Through the labor I helped keep her positive and talked her through when things got tough. In those moments I realized I was meant to be a Doula.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I’ll go into anything with a positive attitude and a smile on my face.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: ProDoula and The Birth Partner
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: What can I do to help them? How can I help guide them and empower them through this new stage in their lives?
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: The best gift is helping them realize the strength they have inside them and empowering them.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Firefly
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Canada
What is your favorite food?: Chicken a la King
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: On a fun family adventure with my husband and our kids!
Who lives in your house?: My husband, our two kids and my parents.