Michelle Elkins

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Pre-CD Labor Doula

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: *

SERVICES PROVIDED: Labor Doula

About

AREAS SERVED: Cincinatti

CONTACT INFO:

Phone: (937) 690-9376

Email: knechtly1013@yahoo.com

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I am a Certified Lactation Counselor. I have given birth to 3 beautiful children and have supported many mothers through their pregnancies and some labors and deliveries and Breastfeeding experiences!

What led you to become a Doula?: I think seeing the miracle of pregnancy and labor of a mother and the delivery of a baby is absolutely fascinating and beautiful! As a Lactation Counselor, I love working with mothers and babies and knowing that I am able to make a difference! I believe working with mothers and babies in any form is most definitely my "calling"! This career path that I have chosen is really a dream come true! I am most looking forward to working with pregnant mothers more closely and supporting them! I am truly grateful and blessed for the opportunities that I have been given!

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

I pride myself on being very supportive and non-judgmental and as informative as possible!

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: I love www.kellymom.com and Parenting magazine.

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I get so excited seeing pregnant and new mommy's no matter if it's their 1st or if they have multiple children! Knowing what it feels like to love another little human unconditionally is such a miracle and the best feeling in the world! Pregnancy and parenthood may be stressful and hectic at times but it is the most beautiful and amazing form of love that a person can experience, in my opinion!

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: I believe the best gift a new mom can receive is unconditional support and to be made to feel like she is never alone and that there is always someone there for her!

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: This is Us has to be my favorite TV show and The Holiday is hands down my favorite movie!

What is your favorite place to vacation?: I basically live under a rock in the little town of West Union, OH and haven't had the opportunity to go on many vacations but my favorite that I have experienced would have to be Myrtly Beach in South Carolina! Paris is on my bucket list!

What is your favorite food?: I have many favorites because I am most definitely not a picky eater but I am a sucker for some good ol' home cooking, especially my Grandmother's!

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: My all time favorite ways to spend my free time is snuggling on the couch with my hubby and our 3 beautiful babies watching Hallmark movies or if it is nice outside, I love to take a nice relaxing ride on horseback! Horses and my family are my life!

Who lives in your house?: My home consists of my handsome and hardworking hubby, Kyle, our 3 munchkins Ashlyn (7), Brenson (3), and Kaia (1). We also have 2 fur babies, Beau (German Shepherd) and Max (German Shepherd/Rottweiler). We will be adding 2 horses, Brandy (Arabian) and Shane (Tennessee Walker) to our family in the near future but they will reside outside! ????