Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I started working with newborn care and labor support when I was 16 years old serving my local community in Brazil. I grew up in a family that deeply believed in serving others. I studied to be a Physical Education and Special Education teacher and worked for many years in the field, later I went to nursing school. I took a break from work while having my own children but while raising them I got a Montessori and a CPST (Child Passenger Safety Technician) certification and finally I landed in birth work.
What led you to become a Doula?: I have a passion for wellbeing and healthcare, I also love serving others and birth work is where all my passions combine together to offer people support during such an important event in their lives. Transitions can be hard to navigate. Helping families make informed decisions and empowering them to find the path they want to follow with confidence brings me immense joy.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
People often comment on my bubbly personality, how I’m knowledgeable I am and how resourceful, proactive and insightful I am.