Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: After becoming a mother and going through the pregnancy and birth process twice with completely different experiences, it empowered me to do more. I want to share help and guide other parents throughout the process and make it easier for them in any way I can.
What led you to become a Doula?: I've always found childbearing and the birth process fascinating. After my own experience, it led me wanting to teach and help other families through the entire process. I want every woman to feel empowered.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I am caring and have a compassionate heart.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The book's; Fearless Birthing-Clear Your Fears for a Positive Birth by Alexia Leachman, The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning by Martha Sears, Guilt Free Bottle Feeding by Madeleine Morris, and, The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality by Kimberly Ann Johnson.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I am happy for the new parents. I also wonder how they are doing. The changes for the mother can be joyful and stressful. I am eager to know if she is doing well and if I may lend a helping hand.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Support and knowledge.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Grey's Anatomy
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Daytona Beach
What is your favorite food?: GF Pizza
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: I love to spend the day with my family.
Who lives in your house?: My beautiful family and a few pets.