Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: "I attended my sister-in-law's first birth as just another family member to be there to help. After my niece was born, my sister-in-law said I should become a doula. After taking a training with ProDoula I attended the birth of my best friend's first child, and 16 months later, the birth of her second child. As both my sister-in-law's and my friend's children have grown, I've been available to help them and answer any questions or concerns they may have. I've always had a love to learn and help others, so the role of a doula in supporting a laboring woman fulfills a deep part of my heart. I enjoy researching and learning new things to help potential clients."
What led you to become a Doula?: Witnessing and assisting my sister-in-law and my best friend birthing their children.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“When I was pregnant with my first in 2015, Lisa was not a doula and was not even on her register to become one, but she wanted to help me (her sister in law) with labor and delivery and I was definitely not going to say no to help! Very thankful that Lisa –before she even was a doula – was there to help with the delivery of my first and it’s been amazing to see that that experience made her want to pursue the doula life.” -Christina Canfield
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The Birth Partner and my mother
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Compassion and hoping there may be a way I can help them, professionally or personally.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Help and support.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Once Upon a Time, Lord of the Rings
What is your favorite place to vacation?: With my best friend's family
What is your favorite food?: Anything!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Crocheting, watching a movie, reading, doing creative relaxing things.
Who lives in your house?: My parents and our eight cats.