Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: What I feel is beneficial is also what makes the best Doula for you. A calm and happy presence with strong hands, listening ears.
What led you to become a Doula?: The gut love of being a woman, wanting to help other women through such a transforming and overwhelming yet, happy journey.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Vanessa has been open, positive and very hands on. She brings excitement and a fresh perspective.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: evidencebasedbirth.com, momresource.ca
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Is she getting all she deserves?
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Affirmations, little physical touches and food.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Watching tv is sort of my comfort. If having to chose- Tv show- Big Bang Theory; Real Housewives of any city & Movie - Grumpy & Grumpier old men; Hunger Games.
What is your favorite place to vacation?: The water. Hawaii was amazing and Florida is wonderful.
What is your favorite food?: Mexican food, steak with roasted potatoes and either Brussels sprouts or spinach and red velvet cake with buttercream frosting or my hubby's cheesecake, I add cherries
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: I can go two ways on that. Stay home and lounge out with tv and a massage or go out and experience something- restaurant, art show, festival, concert, comedy show.
Who lives in your house?: My husband Jason of 13 years and our 4 cats, Charlie, Safy, G and Peppercorn.