Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have two children who were both born at home and I love attending births and spending time with new mamas and babies.
What led you to become a Doula?: I attended my first birth in 2009 and that sparked a passion for supporting and educating women on their rights and choices.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
You’re so wonderful; thank you so much for (attending my birth);
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Mama Natural Blog, Birth Without Fear blog
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: How happy I am for her and this new little life. How excited I am that a new baby is coming into the world. How beautiful she is for being a mama.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Confidence and peace to know that she can do what she seems right to do (as a mom) for her baby and for her family - you do you, no one knows your body or your baby better!
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: When Calls the Heart on the Hallmark Channel
What is your favorite place to vacation?: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan
What is your favorite food?: Stuffed Cabbage
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Getting outdoors! Hiking, Biking, playing with my kids at the park or beach.
Who lives in your house?: Myself and my two kids are living with my parents until I can build or buy a house - currently planning on building a tiny house.