Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: 18 years as a birth doula with over 1200 births.
What led you to become a Doula?: I had one in 1996 after a traumatic first birth experience in 1992. Changed the way I perceived birth and made me wonder why more women didn’t know this was an option!
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
You may see my DoulaMatch profile at http://doulamatch.net/profile/1662/loree-siermachesky
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Lamaze, Cochrane Database, Evidenced Based Birth
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: She’s in for a hell of a ride unless she’s confident, educated and knowledgeable.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: My best gift would be the gift of experience, patience and a non-biased approach.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: NCIS
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Las Vegas
What is your favorite food?: Grilled Cheese and poutine.
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Sleeping
Who lives in your house?: My husband, my 3 sons, my dog and 2 cats.