Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have learned through hands on experience helping with family members parenting journeys and it does take a village!
What led you to become a Doula?: I was an accounting major and realized that it was the last thing I wanted to do with my life. I have had close friends tell me I would be a perfect match as a Doula and the more I learned the more I fell in love with the idea of helping women transition into motherhood and the honor that follows.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
People frequently comment about my ability to brighten the room and fill it with laughs and smiles.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Kelly Mom is a good website for info on breastfeeding and parenting. The Birth Partner is the handbook everyone needs and The Birth Hour Podcast is a great resource too!
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I get excited and honor their choice to take the step towards being a mother and hope they are being supported in their choices no matter what they are.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: The non biased support and encouragement that is needed through something so amazing as bringing new life into this world and being there to help along the way.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: I enjoy science fiction movies and drama centered TV shows.
What is your favorite place to vacation?: I absolutely love Northern California.
What is your favorite food?: Tacos of course!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Coffee and a nice walk in the woods
Who lives in your house?: I live with my two fur kids Wishes the pup and Wave the kitty.