Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: 6+ years in Healthcare Education and Management
What led you to become a Doula?: I had been in the healthcare industry most of my working life but I helped two friends through both of their births and it was the most beautiful and rewarding experience that I wanted to pursue it further.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Calming presence, intent listener, positive, and caring.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Scary Mommy, babyology, pbs, macaroni kid
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Initial reaction is how beautiful they are. New/pregnant moms have that aura about them. Also, how challenging and exciting their new life is going to be.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: If I can give her even just an ounce of less stress and a feeling of empowerment, I want to do that.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Friday Night Lights
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Cape San Blas, Florida
What is your favorite food?: Umm… all of it. Mostly pasta
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Going to a sporting event or just spending time with friends/family
Who lives in your house?: My boyfriend and I (and hopefully a dog soon)