Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: ProDoula Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Training
What led you to become a Doula?: When I was a teenager I watched the Business of Being Born, which began a lifelong interest in birth. As I got older, I realized it wasn't the birth that was the biggest challenge, it was going home with a baby, no manual, and needing time to heal both physically and emotionally. From that realization, I turned my focus towards postpartum work.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I make people feel comfortable enough to feel like we’ve been friends for a long time.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: am always updating my reading list, but some all-time favorites are Janet Lansbury's "Unruffled" podcast, Lucie's List blog, and a handful of Facebook groups.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I am first and foremost concerned about their mental and physical well being.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Judgment-free support and evidence-based knowledge.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Game of Thrones, duh!
What is your favorite place to vacation?: I don't have one. I'm not so much a creature of habit. If prefer to visit somewhere new when I have the chance.
What is your favorite food?: Right now Korean!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: With my daughter, maybe listening to music and/or going on a hike.
Who lives in your house?: A spouse, daughter, and two dogs--all Libras!