Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: After corporate downsizing, I was a long-term nanny. I decided to turn that into a career as a postpartum and newborn doula.
What led you to become a Doula?: Babies have always fascinated me; I enjoy watching their developmental skills. Having my own children and remembering how difficult the postpartum period was, I have great empathy for what new moms are going through.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Excellent listener, kind.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Wonder Weeks, and The American Academy of Pediatrics
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I am always in awe of what an exciting time this is in a woman's life.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Guidance and confidence.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: The Office
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Cape Cod
What is your favorite food?: Pizza
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: To sleep in late and enjoy a nice dinner with my husband or girlfriends.
Who lives in your house?: All my children are out of college and on their own. However, the most spoiled in the house is our tabby cat named Bandit.