Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: For my previous job, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, but for this, I have training through DONA, years of learning and researching on my own, and now I'm currently undergoing a certification through ProDoula as well.
What led you to become a Doula?: Birth is a powerful experience that I have been drawn to ever since I was a girl. After I had children of my own, I was able to see how doula work is the perfect intersection between my interests, my knowledge, and my passion for improving the birth experience for new families. Working with clients has only served to strengthen my understanding and enhance the experience for others.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I am a firm believer that “knowledge is power”. I enjoy helping families navigate their unique journey into parenthood. I am a “dancer of life” and capable of staying positive in any situation.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: WOW-Wiser older women- they have been there and done that!
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: What a sensitive and exploratory time for a woman to discover who she is and who she wants to be.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Self confidence in trusting her decisions. You are constantly having to make decisions that affect another human being and it feel so good to make those choices and feel okay with them.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: I love my reality TV!
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Any where there is a beach
What is your favorite food?: Spicy- I like it HOT HOT HOT!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Exploring places with my kids. Even if it's just to the movies : )
Who lives in your house?: My incredibly supportive and loving husband, Nick and our three littles ones who keep us on our toes at all times!