Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Certified EMT-B with experience and comfort remaining calm when working in emergency situations.
What led you to become a Doula?: I have always been drawn to birth work. I loved working in emergency medicine, but I wanted more ability to have continued care with the people that I was working with. I love being able to support woman through the transitions of pregnancy and parenting.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I’m told that I bring a positive supportive energy to stressful situations, and that I am a great listener.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Evidence Based Birth, Happiest Baby on the Block, Breastfeeding made Simple
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Are you getting enough support? How is your experience been so far?
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: A non-judgmental listening ear and a few minutes with two free arms.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Harry Potter (the Books over and over again)
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Anywhere that I can go.
What is your favorite food?: Custard
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Depending on my energy level either being outside, rock climbing, acro-yoga, hiking, swimming in rivers, or laying around reading books, and watching movies.
Who lives in your house?: Myself, my partner, Derek, and our wonderful dog, Twig!