Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have two gorgeous children and loved labor. It was such an empowering experience. I want to be able to empower other women through their births as well.
What led you to become a Doula?: I have always loved babies, but since my first child, I realized how amazing women's bodies are. It is so amazing that we can grow and birth another human being!
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I am told that I am caring and compassionate. My friends say I worry too much about others, I think that will be great for this birth work.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: My ob-gyn office midwives there are so helpful and caring. The Birth Partner is definitely one of my go-to's as well.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Congratulations! I honestly want to ask them how they are, offer some help, and listen to their pregnancy/birth story.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: My full attention. Let them talk, and hear what they have to say whether it's frustration or excitement. Sometimes people just need someone to listen.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: New Girl or Big Bang Theory
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Disney World
What is your favorite food?: Ice Cream
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: I love spending the day with my family at the zoo or park.
Who lives in your house?: My Husband, myself, and our two daughters Emma and Scarlet.