Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I am a Lamaze-certified childbirth educator.
What led you to become a Doula?: My personal experience with the birth of my first child.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
People feel very comfortable around me. I am understanding, supportive, caring and calm.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Ina May Gaskin, Happiest Baby on the Block, Dr. Sears, Evidence-based-birth website, The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Excitement about the love and joy they experience in bringing a baby into their world.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Support and reassurance they are doing a great job.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: The Princess Bride
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Europe
What is your favorite food?: Pizza, but I am passionate about eating locally sourced, non-processed, organic food
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Relaxing with my family or baking from scratch.
Who lives in your house?: My husband Neil, 2 daughters Kaylan and Orianna and 2 dogs Kirschner and Pandora