Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Morgan obtained her Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY and her Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina. For the past 4 years, Morgan has worked with families, children birth-5, and the medical community in a variety of capacities as a professional social worker. As a trained social worker, and Christian, she utilizes her spiritual gifts and professional skillset to support women, partners, families, and children. Because she has been able to turn her passions and gifts into a career, Morgan never feels like she is actually doing work when supporting others as a doula or social worker.
What led you to become a Doula?: With the recent birth of her niece, Morgan was provided the opportunity to support her sister through pregnancy and birth. This experience, along with her faith, is what ignited the flame to pursue becoming a professional doula. Morgan is excited to provide physical, emotional, and educational support to families in the Triangle. Her approach to birth is free of judgment and focused on helping the laboring mother find the path that suits her needs. Morgan loves to empower women and their partners by helping them make educated choices and to rely on their own intuition during pregnancy, birth and life.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“You are very competent”; “Morgan has a very sweet and quiet spirit”; “Quiet and Powerful”; “Always willing to help”; “Very confident and assured”
“I love the fire and spunk that comes out of you when you are really passionate about something. I love how you welcome any challenge that comes your way. I admire how open-minded and willing you are to learn new things”
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Ina May Gaskin, The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin. I also believe in the benefits of support groups within the community and encourage them where necessary.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I think about the journey she is on and hope that she has found a support system that believes in her and can help meet her needs.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: The best gift I can give a new mom is a quiet presence and a listening ear so that I can provide non-judgmental, unbiased support as a social worker is trained to do.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: My favorite TV show is Friends and my favorite movie is The Proposal.
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Somewhere with water or mountains!
What is your favorite food?: Mexican and Pizza!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: I love to spend my day off starting with a quiet and slow morning, followed up with a workout, and then spending the rest of my day resting, reading, exploring, and visiting with friends.
Who lives in your house?: My dog, Nova, she’s pretty awesome!