1: Give us a three-word summary of who you are.
Empathetic, Nonjudgmental, Organized
2: What drew you to a career as a doula?
I came for the babies, but I stayed for the parents. I’ve always loved working with babies, but it had usually been in a babysitter role. As a postpartum doula, I get to nurture the whole family and help the household run smoothly during a huge transition. I feel honored to get to work with families during such a special time.
3: What’s rocking your world right now, in birth or in parenting?
I have been so impressed by the doula community’s ability to meet the needs of expecting and postpartum families during this pandemic. I know we are all ready for things to “go back to normal,” but I’m really proud of how we have found new ways to support our clients this past year.
4: What has been your #saferathome silver lining?
I bought my first house during the pandemic and I’ve been learning how to make all kinds of home fixes and updates. I’ve really enjoyed learning so many new “handy” skills and having something satisfyingly productive to do.
5: What’s your Top 5 Registry Must-Haves for new parents?
Postpartum doula services
Halo Swivel Bassinet
Baby K’Tan wrap carrier
3-tiered rolling cart (to roll the necessities from room-to-room)
Grace Extend2Fit Convertible car seat (Baby can ride rear-facing longer!)