Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I am a mother of 8. I have experienced the many different joys and trials while having my own children and have used that first hand experience, along with my training to strengthen others through their own journeys. The joy and love shared at a birth is the most beautiful thing and it is a great privilege to witness such special moments.
What led you to become a Doula?: The more I learned during my own pregnancies, and even from the loss of my first baby, made me long to learn more and do more. During this process I felt a calling to serve other families in this way, and have truly fallen in love with this work.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“I am so happy she was there to help us.”
“I want Marissa at all of my births.”