Megan Harless

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Pre-CD Labor, Postpartum

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Patriot Doula Services

SERVICES PROVIDED: Labor, Postpartum Doula, Nesting Assistant

About

AREAS SERVED: Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas City

CONTACT INFO:

Phone:  304-982-2485

Email:  PatriotDoula@gmail.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/PatriotDoula

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Throughout my life I have always held a position of support in some role. During college I was a resident assistant helping students in the dorms. I then went on to join the Army and achieve the rank of Captain where I supported my Soldiers and their families in many life situations including birth of a new child, loss of family member, and deployments. Now that my children are in school and active in sports, I have volunteered many times as the class or team mom supporting their teachers and coaches. I have the experience from having my own children, and have been trained in spinning babies techniques as well.

What led you to become a Doula?: I had 2 of my children with my husband deployed. Looking back, I realized how much a doula could have helped me to remain calm, relaxed, and support me. I wanted to be able to provide a service to the military community that I didn’t know about at the time, and wished I would have had.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

She is caring, compassionate, loyal, confident, outgoing and friendly.

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The Birth Partner

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Enjoy these moments, take it one day at a time, and don’t rush them growing up too fast.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Confidence in who she is as a mom

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Greys Anatomy and GI Jane

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Savannah, GA or Disney

What is your favorite food?: Anything Seafood

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Having family time together exploring new sites and activities around our area, or relaxing with a movie marathon.

Who lives in your house?: My husband, 3 children, 2 cats and 1 dog