Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Having grown up surrounded by babies, I have always been in a constant state of "mom mode" throughout my childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Being around infants and moms in the fourth trimester has always felt very innate and natural to me. Having two daughters and going through very different births only heightened my love and passion for this line of work!
What led you to become a Doula?: For as long as I can remember I have always had such an interest in labor, the birthing process and the postpartum period. I have always been fascinated with the transformation of a woman's body throughout pregnancy and the strength it takes to bring a baby into this world. After having my first daughter I developed a much deeper appreciation for birth. Instantly I knew that my passion lies with helping women navigate this crazy, emotional and beautiful time called pregnancy, labor and postpartum. I want to make not only the woman, but the birthing family feel educated, supported and prepared for whatever birth plan you choose to have.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Here is a portion of a client review that was taken from DoulaMatch:
…”Having someone by your side who is knowledgeable of the birthing world and truly wants the best outcome for you is indescribable. She made me feel empowered even when I had to make tough decisions.
Gabi did such a great job helping me cope with labor pains and getting me through each contraction. Even after birth, my husband felt like he was also supported, and that Gabi involved him in every single step of the way! We couldn’t have asked for a better person to be on our side and to be there to help welcome our baby into the world. I feel like Gabi is family because of how much we communicated over the past months. She truly does listen to every thought and concern and makes us feel like we can overcome anything!”