Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Years of experience as a certified birth doula, certified childbirth educator and certified breastfeeding counselor of Arizona.
What led you to become a Doula?: I have helped various women during childbirth. I was often asked by hospital staff if I was a Doula. Like many at that time, I didn't know what a Doula was. After research, I realized I needed to become trained and certified to provide the best of care.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I am told I am dedicated, supportive and non-judgmental.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Dr. Sarah Buckley. Also the website, Evidence Based Birth.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I see someone who has embarked on what can be the most beautiful adventure of her life and what can I do to serve her.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Peace of mind.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: The Star Trek or Star Wars series. Steel Magnolias. West Wing or Blue Blood series.
What is your favorite place to vacation?: ANYWHERE! The United States or abroad. Shoot, even my own backyard. It's all adventure.
What is your favorite food?: Cajun, Mexican, Southern, Italian, etc. All of it!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Enjoying the outdoors with my husband, loving on my grand babies or fur babies.
Who lives in your house?: My husband Rick, and dogs, Chica, Fanny and Tess.