Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: A lot of my friends have had children and I have always been there to support them. I am also a teacher at a daycare and is currently working in the nursery. This job has taught me so much about babies and also patience and being calm in stressful situations.
What led you to become a Doula?: I have had a long interest in pregnancy and birth. In college it grew stronger but it wasn't until I had my daughter in 2017 that made it hit home. I had a good support system and I want that for everyone. I knew women that didn't have a good support system and didn't have a great birth. Having a child is an amazing experience and I want everyone to have the best experience that they are able to.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“Outgoing” Sensitive” Understanding”
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: ACOG and researching, but my absolute favorite is the primary source, women. I love listening to others pregnancy and parenting stories.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: How beautiful they are and how they are feeling (physically, emotionally, and mentally)
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Support
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Grace and Frankie, Pretty Woman
What is your favorite place to vacation?: So far Tenneessee renting a cabin in the mountains
What is your favorite food?: Thats hard I LOVE food, I think pizza would be it lol
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Spending the day with my daughter! Having dance parties are the best!
Who lives in your house?: My daughter and I.