Kandice Myslivy



BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: By Design Birth Services, agency Virginia is for Doulas



AREAS SERVED: Winchester to Leesburg


Phone: (540) 664-9514

Email: bydesignbirthservices@gmail.com

Website: http://www.facebook.com/bydesignbirthservices/


Meet Your ProDoula

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)