Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Certified Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Graduate of The Second City Improv training program, ToLabor training, and ProDoula Postpartum Doula training.
What led you to become a Doula?: I felt an enormous difference between my two births. My second birth was supported by a wonderful doula that helped me feel safe and empowered. I went into birth work with the intention of giving other women ( and partners) the same feeling of support.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Generous, nurturing and supportive.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Spinning Babies, Kellymom, Evidence Based Birth, ICAN, Mama Natural, and Birth Without Fear
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I feel excited about their new adventures ahead. I also wonder if they feel supported and educated on the amount of choices available.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Resources and emotional support
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Folly Beach, South Carolina
What is your favorite food?: Sushi
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Taking my daughters to local parks and Wildlife Rescues, Yoga, family dance parties, and adult coloring books.
Who lives in your house?: My Fiancé, 4year old daughter, 3year old daughter, and pup named Charlie.