Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Certified Nurse Assistant, CPR/First Aid Instructor, Certificate in Herbal Medicine, degree in Integrated Health Care
What led you to become a Doula?: From a young age, it was always about helping people and something related to medical work. I started nursing school with intentions to becoming a midwife, and actually fell in love with doula work. I know this is my place, and I have made it my career.
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What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Evidence-based Birth, The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, and all the wise women and men around me!
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I just get a big smile on my face, and good intentions fill my mind for her and her family.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Unbiased support and encouragement.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Gilmore Girls
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Anywhere with a beach
What is your favorite food?: Moroccan
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Doing something outdoors!
Who lives in your house?: My family lives on a small urban farm outside of Denver. My brother and his wife, my parents, myself, our animals live there permanently and occasionally my other siblings are there.