Hello! I thought I should take a moment to introduce myself and tell you a little about me and why I decided to become a Doula.
I am the oldest of three kids. I remember always loving babies, so much so that I became a Candy Stripper at our local hospital when I was only 5 years old. I wanted to be in the room with my mom when she had my baby brother.
As I got older I had a babysitting business, which I enjoyed doing. I was that teenage girl that preferred babysitting over going and hanging out with my friends. I was considered to be “the go to babysitter”. This gave me lots of opportunities to take care of babies and young children.
I also have always found pregnant women to be beautiful and amazing. As a child I remember longing for the day I could be pregnant and have my own babies. I am lucky enough to be blessed with 3 wonderful children of my own. I love being a mother!
When I was in high school I decided that I wanted to work in the medical field in one way or another, however my first priority would be raising my own children. While my husband was attending Notre Dame I met an amazing friend who told me all about being a Doula and I fell in love with the idea of becoming a Doula. This was a prefect mesh between working in the medical field, helping expecting mothers/families during pregnancy, birth, and beyond, and helping with babies, all while being a mother to my own children.
I have trained with Birth Arts International to become a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Educator, and Bereavement Specialist. I have also trained with Hypnobabies to become a Hypnobabies Doula. I am a Babywearing Educator. And soon to be trained in Spinning Babies. I enjoy expanding my knowledge in all things that relate to pregnancy, birth, babies, and beyond.
I love being a Doula and being able to watch families grow!