Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I experienced an impressive range of scenarios with my own two babies– a home birth transfer that ended in a cesarean and a home birth after cesarean. It may seem unrelated, but if there's anything that will teach one to stay calm under pressure, it's meeting the demands of New York City's dining culture. There's little that can rattle me after my years working in that sector. I also directed development for a nonprofit that specialized in women’s issues, so I’m well versed in the dismissive attitudes women encounter across the world - and which permeate the birth environment here in the States, as well.
What led you to become a Doula?: I’ve always esteemed birth as a great privilege, and once I experienced that profound sense of accomplishment I became even more passionate about helping other women achieve it, too.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Hmm. Recently, I’ve been told that I’m brave, mature, a good mom, honest, grounded, witty, strong.