Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Had 4 births personally, cpr/aed certified, previous labor doula experience, previous hospital and nursing home volunteer work.
What led you to become a Doula?: 4 births personally, observing other birthing mothers, extensive research and reading.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Understanding, patient, kind, knowledgable, unbiased and up to date on current methods, laws and regulations in the birth communities.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin, Birth Without Fear, AAGO, AAP. Other parents, doulas and birth professionals!
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Beautiful, capable, full of life. Enough as the perfect parent for their own child.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Confidence
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Call the Midwife, Poldark, The Princess Bride, Once Upon A Time, Star Trek.
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Anywhere warm and with family.
What is your favorite food?: Chocolate and coffee!!!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Relaxing, napping, movie night with family, catching up on household chores or projects.
Who lives in your house?: Husband Andrew, three sons, one daughter, a fish, and hopefully a dog one day.