Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work:
What led you to become a Doula?: During the labor of my three children, I noticed a strength that came, that I had never experienced before. This feeling needs to be embraced within the mom. She needs a cheerleader in her corner to help make the decisions, and to be an advocate for her. Childbirth is a beautiful thing, but it also transforms a woman into a mom. This transformation needs to be embraced and walked through.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Great listener. Easy to talk to. Non-judgemental. Caring.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?:
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: That mama is strong!
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: A helping hand, an ear to listen, guidance to good pre and postpartum nutrition, advice, and even some light cleaning and babysitting needs.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Anything hallmark or foodnetwork.
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Tennessee
What is your favorite food?: Chinese
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: With my family out in nature.
Who lives in your house?: My husband, three daughters, and our furry critters!