Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have had three babies of my own and each birth was a different experience.
What led you to become a Doula?: The support that I had for each of my births was invaluable and I wanted to be able to be that for someone else.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
This is always the hardest question to answer, “I love your laugh”; “you are easy to get along with”, “you are fun to be around”, “You are a fantastic mom”
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Friends & family, the birth partner by penny simkin, becoming babywise.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: "I'm so excited for them!"; "I wonder what their story is"; "I want to hear that mama's birth story!"; "What a beautiful baby"
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: My complete and total attention, unbiased support, any and all knowledge I have to offer help, food, and the opportunity to get some REST!
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Greys Anatomy
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Brigantine, New Jersey with my family
What is your favorite food?: Cannoli's and Grilled Cheese
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Drink my coffee in one sitting, spend time with my kids, take a nap when they take a nap, eat a steak and roasted veggies dinner and sit on the beach house deck and watch the sunset
Who lives in your house?: My husband, my 7 year old daughter Aubrey, my 4 year old son Timothy Jr, my 1 year old daughter Eloise and our dog sugar