Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I've had three interesting, but different birth experiences. In the hospital naturally, with a doctor, breech/emergency c-section, and naturally with a midwife. I have also attended a home/water birth.
What led you to become a Doula?: I grew up with an urge to provide care and support to people during new experiences. Throughout my pregnancies, and my growing knowledge, I was/am amazed at how Mother Nature takes its course.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Helena is a very strong determined person. She is giving of her time, always ready to listen when one is troubled and needs advice. Helena doesn’t waver in the face of fear, but chooses to deal with it head on, encourages others to do the same. She’s adventurous, loving, caring, compassionate, a go-getter.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman, To Train Up a Child by Michael & Deb Pearl
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I'm so excited for her. I hope she has/had a positive support team throughout her new and amazing journey.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Care and support with her decisions.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Grey's Anatomy, Call the Midwife
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Anywhere: With a warm and pleasant atmosphere.
What is your favorite food?: Homemade breaded chicken, mashed potatoes and vegetables.
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Spending the day with my husband and children.
Who lives in your house?: My husband, and our wonderful five children.