Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work:
What led you to become a Doula?: I had a doula present at the birth of my son in 2018, and because of that experience, my eyes have been opened to the wonderful world of doula-ing. It is an incredible feeling having someone beside you every step of the way supporting you and your choices, without having any sort of an agenda or bias. Advice from every other mother you know in your life really starts to pour in at an overwhelming speed when you become pregnant, so having the support of someone saying things like "How are you feeling today, would you like more information on that, please let me know if you have any questions night or day" is nothing short of a relief. My goal as a doula is more than what doulas do – help alleviate fear around childbirth and to ease the transition from pregnancy into parenthood. My goal is to empower birthing persons by helping them to find their voice throughout pregnancy, and to set them up for success in the early stages of parenthood.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Health Canada The Mothers Program
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Honestly, my first thought is "Awwww, congratulations!" However, I wouldn't start by saying this because perhaps the person isn't excited about the pregnancy. My second thought is this could be a great opportunity for a 'warm chat'.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: My business card!
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Moulin Rouge
What is your favorite place to vacation?: New York
What is your favorite food?: Khao Soi
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: I love spending time with my family. We love to go swimming, apple picking, to the movies, and indoor play places.
Who lives in your house?: