Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Through the experience of having 2 children, I realized the extraordinary value of having a doula present for birth and postpartum and I hope to pass that light on to the women in my community.
What led you to become a Doula?: I felt transformed by the births of my two babies and feel women need as much support as possible during this time of their life.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I am the first person to be supportive, encouraging and excited for life’s new adventures. I am nicknamed Mother Hubbard as I am always in “mom mode.” I enjoy the little moments in life and I believe children are life’s greatest blessing.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Ina May Gaskin, my doulas
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: There is nothing more beautiful.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Support both physical and emotional. Help with the little things. A listening ear. Resources for additional information they might be seeking.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Fixer Upper
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Anywhere in the UP
What is your favorite food?: Chocolate!!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Being active outdoors with my children
Who lives in your house?: My husband, My son Calvin (4), My son Connor (1), and my dog Charlie