Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Nannied for several years and a birth photographer
What led you to become a Doula?: I nannied for a family who had a home birth when I was 18. From then my interest grew until I had the opportunity to shoot a birth, that’s when I knew I had found my calling.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Kind, understanding, talented, passionate
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: As far as pregnancy goes, your local doula. Also the Ovia app is very cool! I also love Ina May Gaskin’s spiritual midwifery and the podcast, the birth hour.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: That I want to help them with their birth or post partum experience! Also, thoughts of newness, excitement and love come to mind.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Help with household chores, meals, an ear to listen, support, your time.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Call the midwife and Harry Potter
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Hawaii and California!
What is your favorite food?: Any type of pasta
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Napping or going to the dog park with my dogs! Or with my god children.
Who lives in your house?: Just my mom and me and our two dogs, Poppy and Wrigley.