Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Early Childhood Educator, Montessori Director, Parent/ Child Advocate, Nanny, Paraprofessional ESL and Special Needs, Pediatric Dental Assistant, current CPR and First Aid
What led you to become a Doula?: I have been led to be a postpartum doula by recognizing and appreciating the knowledge and skills I have earned through my life journey working with families.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“Your the best preschool teacher we have ever had.” “Thank you for taking such good care of our child.” “We love you Miss Traci.”
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: ProDoula
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: The first thought that comes to me is "beautiful".
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: As a postpartum and infant care doula the best gift I can give new parents is unconditional non-judgmental love.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Chocolat
What is your favorite place to vacation?: My favorite place to vacation is lakeside in Michigan.
What is your favorite food?: My favorite food is a toasted everything bagel with veggie cream cheese.
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: My favorite way to spend a day off is to listen to relaxing music, paint and bake cookies.
Who lives in your house?: My dependable husband of 35 years and my plump cat, Einstein.