Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Prenatal/Postpartum Massage, Massage for the laboring woman, Infant Massage, Placenta Encapsulation
What led you to become a Doula?: While in massage school I developed a passion for prenatal massage. I then learned about massage doulas (doulas who were also massage therapists) and knew that that is the kind of work that I wanted to pursue.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Loving, compassionate, relaxing, friendly
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: ACOG for fact based resources, blogs for a variety of opinions and experiences.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Beautiful, strong, I desire to know how she is really doing with the understanding that not everyone is happy, comfortable or enjoying the place where they are at in that moment.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Non-judgmental support, which hopefully leads to confidence, rest
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: The Proposal
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Any place tropical by the ocean
What is your favorite food?: Cheese
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Taking my twins someplace that they have never been to experience something new.
Who lives in your house?: My husband, two year old twin boys, our dog and our bearded dragon.