Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: ProDoula Labor Training
What led you to become a Doula?: My love and feeling of completeness when assisting a friend through her early labor and postpartum care once home. Once I realized what I was doing, it all made sense that becoming a doula was the right thing for me.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“Able to turn a bad mood around in anyone”, “Always willing to lend a helping hand to someone in need”, “Full of advice and understand of different circumstances”
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin, The Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin, The Business of Being Born (documentary)
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I wonder what her story is. What her ideal birth looks like. If she has a good source of support and advice.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Non-judgmental support and understanding.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Grey’s Anatomy
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Any warm beach
What is your favorite food?: Fruit
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: With my family doing any sort of activity that we all enjoy
Who lives in your house?: My husand, myself, and 3 (almost 4) wonderful children.