Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I am very eager to start this as a new career path, there is nothing more exciting than finding your passion in life! I took a child development class in high school and have enjoyed serving families as a nanny over the last 5 years. I am an easy going people person and enjoy helping people and supporting them during any time of need.
What led you to become a Doula?: I have always had a passion about birth and babies and feel women should receive the full amount of support needed in order to have the best and most memorable experience and to feel heard throughout their labor. I have a very compassionate heart and love encouraging people and feel I can take that into a birth setting and provide amazing support to mothers.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I am often told that I am a very loyal, loving and passionate person with an honest heart. It only takes a few minutes for someone to see how I care for children and say i’m a natural. My friends tell me I have amazing work ethic and my mom says that when I love something I love it with all I’ve got.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: When I see a pregnant person I immediately get overwhelmed with joy and happiness for them. Along the years of being a nanny I gain bonds and feel unconditional love for them and cant fathom the amount of love that woman must have for that life she is creating. To me, pregnancy is pure and beautiful. Seeing a mother with a brand new baby I just think of the love and bond shared between the two and how thrilled I am to feel it for myself one day!
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: I will support them and the decisions they make by being unbiased and nonjudgmental. I will be there for them by providing information or answering any questions they have along the way.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: I love Friends, Grey's Anatomy and This is Us for TV and I love too many movies but Monsters Inc. will always be a favorite!
What is your favorite place to vacation?: My favorite place to Vacation is Cape Cod where I was born and where all my family lives.
What is your favorite food?: Anything with cheese! And specifically, Dove chocolate
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: My favorite way to spend a day off is being able to sleep in for starters and either have a relaxing day cuddled up watching movies or being adventurous and doing something to enjoy the outdoors on a nice day.
Who lives in your house?: Me, my two male roommates(which isnt easy!) and Nickoli the dog