Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have master's in Anthropology and I was always amazed at what women's role has been over time. I'm a feminist and lover of our superpowers as women and our intuition. When I became pregnant this only magnified and I started to see the world and the birth-work with different eyes. I have taken 100 of hours learning about motherhood, birth and our mindset as women and those are very particular things, especially the latest on how I can help a mother find their balance into this new life.
What led you to become a Doula?: The loneliness I felt during the first 4 months after birth. I had no idea how hard it was going to be, I was in a different country with no friends and my husband, as supportive as he was, wasn't able to understand what I was going through. I wish I had someone to rely on those days when my husband was just coming home from work and I hadn't showered or even brush my teeth because I was that stress and tired. It was hard, I don't want new mamas to ever feel like I did. That's why I'm here to help you through that mama, to help you feel loved and taken care of because you deserve it so freaking much.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“she has taught me so much about compassion and self-love. She has taught me that motherhood doesn’t signal the end for my own dreams, and it’s not a deadline to be feared. I’ve learned from her to not be afraid to feel my feelings and that love is healing.
…Trust the process and know that you have an awesome, compassionate guide to walk you through it all!” -Raquel Bond
“Michelle helped me see I had already all I needed in my head, and I am very grateful for her guidance” – Joannie Privve
“Showing up as you are is just what she expects you to do and she makes you feel well taken care of and loved just as you are” – Susana