Lina Washington

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Pre-Certified Labor Doula, Pre-Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Peace Family Doulas

SERVICES PROVIDED: Labor and Postpartum care

About

AREAS SERVED: Columbus, Ohio

CONTACT INFO:

Email: info@peacefamilydoulas.com

Phone: (614) 388-9640

Website: https://www.peacefamilydoulas.com

Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/peacefamilydoulas/

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I'm a Naturopathic Doctor and my practice focuses on thyroid management, pregnancy support, and mental health. So many of the women I work with have fertility issues that are thyroid and/or trauma related. Once we address the root of their concerns, they are able to get pregnant and have a baby! I am fortunate to be able to help clients with their whole journey: helping with fertility to get pregnant, supporting during pregnancy holistically, during labor, and postpartum.

What led you to become a Doula?: My first pregnancy did not go the way I wanted, which birthed my desire to help women have a better experience- one that is peaceful and positive, despite whether the original birth wishes come to fruition or change.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

People have shared often that I am professional, thorough, knowledgeable, empathetic and resilient.

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Birthing from Within The Fourth Trimester Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts The Informed Parent

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I think about how I want to educate them and understand their wishes, whether regarding/during pregnancy, labor, or postpartum.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Peace of mind

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: The Wedding Planner :)

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Destin, FL

What is your favorite food?: French fries

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Waking up without an alarm, spending time with my family, reading, cruising and listening to music on the way to a new park to walk/hike :)

Who lives in your house?: My husband, two daughters, and our dog Dino