Therese Dansby

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Pre-Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Happy Mama, Healthy Baby

SERVICES PROVIDED: IBCLC lactation consultant, postpartum and infant care doula

About

AREAS SERVED: Home visits in Nebraska, virtual consults anywhere!

CONTACT INFO:

Email: theresemarie414@gmail.com

Phone: (402) 740-2646

Website: http://happymamahealthybaby.blogspot.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/happymamahealthybabylactation

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I graduated from Texas Christian University with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2007, and began my career as a Registered Nurse (RN) in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). There, I fell in love with caring for babies, and quickly learned that caring for baby meant caring for mom as well. I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2015 and a postpartum and infant care doula in 2020.

What led you to become a Doula?: I've always lived in the professional world of moms and babies, and having my own babies only highlighted the need for strong breastfeeding and postpartum support in today's fast-paced culture.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

I’m calming, comforting, great with babies, and good at distilling information in a way that new mamas can take it in and process it without feeling overwhelmed.

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?:

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: 1. Total baby fever 2. I hope it's everything she hoped it would be 3. I wonder if she has a support system to validate all of her big feelings

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: presence and validation

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Friends

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Canada

What is your favorite food?: freshly baked cookies

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: I love being outside with my kids!

Who lives in your house?: My husband and I have been married for 12 years and we have two delightful children who keep us on our toes!