Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have always had a servant heart. From a young age, I was involved in caring for and teaching younger children in my church, working in the nursery and teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. My first job was with a nonprofit ministry, and I brought that service background with me as I helped start a company in the real estate industry. Serving people, whether client or coworker, has always been my goal and a strength, and I hope to continue that service by being a blessing to each family I serve as a doula.
What led you to become a Doula?: A few years ago, my sweet sister found out she was pregnant. She had a solid birth plan in place, then found out 5 months into her pregnancy that she was having twins! Considered high-risk because of her age and a multiple birth, her doctors changed her birth plan completely. After her difficult cesarean section and a painful PUPPP rash all over her body from the hormonal roller coaster, she also struggled with nursing newborn twins and postpartum depression. Seeing my sister go through such a difficult birth with little input on her birthing options and then struggling with PPD made me want to become an advocate for women in similar situations. I felt a calling to become a doula, signed up for certification classes, and here I am!
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
People describe me as empathetic, positive, kind and caring. I’m often called “mom” by my friends and coworkers, because I try to take care of my people!