Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Registered Nurse with some labor & delivery experience. Doula for 3 years prior to coming to Prodoula. Some stillbirthday training.
What led you to become a Doula?: When I was a nurse I wanted to spend more time with my labouring moms but couldn't. Then I learned about doulas and I fell in love with the idea.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Sweet, kind, empathetic, people person, extroverted, calm, enthusiastic, compassionate, team player.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Nursing books, WebMD, some other internet sites, the birth companion, other experienced doulas
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: *inner squeal* There is a new life. I wonder how far along or how old the baby is? Does the mom look okay? Does she have support? Let's go talk to her if I feel she may be open to it.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Your time and ear to listen. You love and compassion. And maybe some handmade baby booties!
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Call the Midwife
What is your favorite place to vacation?: The beach or a cruise
What is your favorite food?: No favorite, any kind of food.
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Knitting/crocheting, reading, spending time with family, looking up birth stuff and doula stuff
Who lives in your house?: A husband (Aaron), 2 kids (Dylan & Hayden), a dog (Alaska)