Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have one beautiful son, and am currently expecting my second child.
What led you to become a Doula?: Once I gave birth to my first child, I realized that I have a passion for uniting birthing mothers and other birth workers. I have realized that labor and birth is a beautiful and vastly different experience for each woman. My goal is to help women navigate this journey, to give them insight and empower them to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. I realized that the vast majority of the culture propagates a fear of birth, but that we can find a new and wonderful perspective of birth. I want women to be able to look ahead to, and back on, this experience with excitement and fondness.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
A close friend that I was a doula for is a single, first time mother, and she was so thankful to have me
there to encourage her, talk her through what was happening, and just be with her.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: I am currently expanding and filtering my resource list!
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I just think pregnancy is so beautiful! Motherhood is an incredible, difficult, exciting, and humbling journey. All of the sweetness, and uncertainty, of those times in my own life come flooding back and flood my heart with excitement for her. I also hope that she finds herself in a fabulous support system to navigate this new season of life with.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: An unwavering smile and an empathetic listening ear. Yes, knowledge is valuable, but without a caring human connection knowledge is just knowledge.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: We don't watch much TV
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Southern California
What is your favorite food?: Cuban
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Sewing, Hiking, or going on an adventurous date with my hubby!
Who lives in your house?: My husband and my son