Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have three children of my own and through each of those birth experiences (medicated and an un-medicated natural birth), I learned something new about myself. I am a nurturing and encouraging person who understands the value of unconditionally receiving non-judgmental support during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum.
What led you to become a Doula?: I attended the birth of my nephew and offered emotional and physical support to my sister during the birth of her child. It was an incredible honor. I have always been considered the "mother" of my friend group, so when I became a mother, I wanted to use my passion for parenting and birth by helping others achieve their birth goals.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“You are supportive no matter what people’s plans or preferences are, but you love educating people about alternative methods if they want.” “I chose heather to be my doula because, in the moments of giving birth to my child, I needed a strong voice to be there for what I wanted and needed. I knew Heather could be that for me.”