Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: My background as a Certified Child Life Specialist prepares me exceptionally well for the doula role.
What led you to become a Doula?: When I set out on my journey to be a Child Life Specialist, I had no idea what a doula was. When someone told me, I realized that it was a nearly identical role, just with a different population. That, combined with my experience in early intervention along with my own births, led me to become a doula.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
That I am exceptionally calm.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Local resources such as Cincinnati Area Doula Society, Cincinnati Birth and Parenting Network, Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center, Babywearing International of Greater Cincinnati, along with several mom groups.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Exiting and beautiful!
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: The gift of confidence.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Food Network Star or Chopped
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Chicago
What is your favorite food?: Any appetizer
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Napping or enjoying time with family.
Who lives in your house?: My husband and 3 children