Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Having assisted multiple friends and family in their birth and the birth of my own children has given me the passion and experience needed to pursue doula work as a professional.
What led you to become a Doula?: After having a doula with the birth of my second child I knew what an asset she was. One of my dearest friends became pregnant shortly after I delivered and said she couldn't imagine having her baby without me being her doula. I decided then it was time to train as a professional, and work towards certification.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
I have been described as adaptable, strong, caring, and kind.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Spinningbabies.com, My fellow doulas at Annapolis Area Doulas Facebook group,- Milk Makers- ran by Annapolis Area Doulas. Local Breastfeeding support groups, local midwives
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: How exciting! Also, I wonder if she knows what she's in for?
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: A reassuring touch and gentle smile
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Game of Thrones
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Oakland, MD
What is your favorite food?: Mexican
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: At the park with my kids or in the garden
Who lives in your house?: Myself, my husband Tom and our children.