Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I began my professional career as a teacher and from there knew my passion had to be a career involved with helping and supporting others. I am so excited to now be serving my community as a labor doula!
What led you to become a Doula?: I have always had a love for biology and while I enjoyed teaching biology I wanted to be more immersed in the action hands on. I love seeing how birthing people can trust their bodies to know what to do and listen to its signals.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Traits that others value in me are honestly, trust, security, patience and kindness.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The book The Birth Partner is incredibly helpful.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I am excited for them on this step of their life’s journey and all the amazing new opportunities open to them.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Enabling them to look forward to birth with confidence and security.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: The Office
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Mexico
What is your favorite food?: Tres Leches Cake
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: I love getting outdoors with my dogs! Taking them on trails when the weather is nice is one of my most favorite ways to spend an afternoon.
Who lives in your house?: I live with my husband and 2 dogs.