Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Having 3 children of my own, I see how having your village, in whatever form or shape, is vital to keeping a peaceful mind and home after the birth of a child. I am passionate about helping other moms who choose to breastfeed to achieve their breastfeeding goals, but also helping moms figure out the best way they can feed their babies. I became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist in 2016.
What led you to become a Doula?: I was an Army spouse for 9 years, so I know the difficulty of having children far away from family and friends. I have seen the need to support families after birth, which is why I am so excited to offer these services as a postpartum doula.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I am hardworking, reliable, and kind.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Kellymom and La Leche League
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: It brings pure joy! I do wonder how they are feeling and if they have the support they need. Pregnancy and childbirth bring so many changes physically and emotionally, not only to the mother but for the whole family and I would hope she feels supported.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Nonjudgemental support-whether thats taking care of baby while mom naps, or helping with the growing pile of laundry, or listening to her concerns as a new mom.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: This is Us
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Anywhere near a beach and sunny weather!
What is your favorite food?: Sushi
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: I love to get outdoors with my family whether it's taking a walk, swimming at the pool, or riding bikes to a park.
Who lives in your house?: My husband, my 3 children, and my dog Scout