Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work:
What led you to become a Doula?: My entire life I grew up taking care of people out of responsibility and out of compassion. My older sister, Taylor, is disabled and in a wheelchair. With my mother being a single mother of 3 it was my responsibility to help care for my sister. I grew up in a family of healers, so I always knew which ever career I pursued that, one— I must enjoy, and two— I was destined to be a healer of some sort since it’s in my lineage. I made the choice to pursue doula work because I believe it’s a blessing being able to support mother’s and families through such a vulnerable and life-changing time. The perinatal experience is quite spiritual regardless of belief, birth is sacred.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“ Laila was an amazing postpartum night doula and provided professional quality support to myself, a first-time mother, and my newly born daughter. She was caring, kind, patient and gentle. Her recommendations were always spot on and I appreciated her genuine curiosity about my well-being, emotional and physical recovery. I highly recommend Laila to all mothers needing birth and postpartum support.” – Oxana R.