Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have two children of my own and I have been helping others with their children for 20+ years.
What led you to become a Doula?: When I was a teenager I read A Midwife's Story by Penny Armstrong and it really got me interested in the different ways women birth. When I was pregnant myself, I read everything I could on birth and childhood development. It is a fascinating subject to me!
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
That I am a hard worker and get things done! Also, that I am very good at listening.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: *
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I feel a real kinship with other mothers. Having two children myself and having helped with so many little ones, I know the struggles and the joys of motherhood.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Suppor!
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Call the Midwife
What is your favorite place to vacation?: The beach or the lake
What is your favorite food?: Pizza
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Spending time with my family
Who lives in your house?: Husband and two kids