"I had my first child and her birth and the postpartum experience that followed changed me forever. I want to use my story and education to help other families through those times."
Type of doula: Postpartum
Certifying/Training agency: Childbirth International
Business Name: Nurturing Birth and Beyond
Years in business: 1
What is your fee? $25 per hour, packages and gift certificates available
If you have a partner, what does he/she think about your doula work/job?
He believes it is what I was born to do and jokes that he is almost a doula himself with how much I tell him from my education, ha!
Do you think it’s important to have your partner’s support and why?
It’s crucial. Doula work is largely emotional work so I can’t imagine pouring my heart out to families without someone refilling that love.
How many children do you have? Two!
Do you have any certifications or degrees? I am a bachelors prepared RN and CPR certified
What drew you to doula work?
Ten years ago I never thought I would do birth work… then I had my first child and her birth and the postpartum experience that followed changed me forever. I want to use my story and education to help other families through those times.
What are your future goals with doula work?
Certifying as a postpartum doula and childbirth educator.
Do you do anything besides doula work?
I am an RN and also hope to start teaching childbirth education classes soon!
If you weren’t doing doula work, what would you be doing instead?
Continuing my RN career or childbirth educator
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
Teleporting… I hate long car rides.
When you were a child, what did you want to grow up to be?
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate, for sure.
Dogs or cats?
Favorite seasons and why:
Spring! Nothing is as exciting as feeling the weather start to warm up after a long dark winter.