Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have been a caregiver - children, friends, family members - for my entire life. I have three, soon to be four babies of my own. I have experienced not only my births but those of a few friends as well. I have experienced with medicated and non medicated births, hospital births and in home births.
What led you to become a Doula?: I have been working in health and alternative healing for some time now. This was just on my heart so I followed it!
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I am empathetic, calm, supportive, caring, and encouraging! I love lifting up others and seeing them succeed. I am a very optimistic person.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Evidence Based Birth, Hypnobabies and Spinning Babies
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I am overcome with pure joy for mom, baby and all involved.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: I can give them someone to listen to and support them without fear or judgement.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: The Pursuit of Happiness
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Weekends on the lake with my family.
What is your favorite food?: If I have to pick just one I guess it would be Pho at the moment.
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: What's a day off?? For real though, if I have some down time I enjoy spending it alone either in a candle lit salt bath, a quiet meditation, or reading some sort of motivational book.
Who lives in your house?: I like to tell people that I own a circus. We are a growing family of soon to be 7. My husband and I have three teenage girls, a very energetic three year old boy and we are expecting our final surprise baby in August!! We also have a dog, fish, bearded dragon and chickens. There is never a dull moment in this house!