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