Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Certified ProDoula Postpartum Doula. Trained in working with multiples
What led you to become a Doula?: After the birth of my children, I have become very passionate about helping and educating new moms. My family and friends always know to come to me when they need help or guidance with anything childbirth or postpartum related. After having the opportunity to help so many loved ones, it only seems natural to continue this work that I love so much and help as many new mothers as possible!
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“Marie was the voice of confidence that I needed to get through the first few weeks of motherhood. She reassured me and comforted me. She let me vent about anything I needed to and was passionate about my bond with my baby.”
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: La Leche League, kellymom.com, ahaparenting.com, Dr. Sears
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I wonder about how she is feeling. If she is happy, anxious, fearful, tired. I hope that she has people in her life to support her and her choices.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Unbiased and non-judgmental unwavering support. A listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Scandal, Modern Family, Saturday Night Live, Dancing with the Stars
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Our last few family vacations have been to the Great Wolf Lodge in Northern Michigan, we love it there! I would love to take a family trip to Disney World soon!
What is your favorite food?: Mexican
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Hanging out with my family. Going to the zoo, or taking a day trip to somewhere like Frankenmuth.
Who lives in your house?: My awesome and supportive husband Dan, my creative and hilarious son Tyler, my independent and sweet daughter Eleanora, and my thoughtful and helpful Mother-in-law Mary. We also have two dogs (Charlie and Lyric) and a cat (Madeline).