It's so hard to summarize my life experiences that led me to this wonderful profession, so here's the very short version - after serving as a helicopter pilot in the US Army, I moved to D.C. for a job as a librarian (and to live a more settled life). I ended up falling in love, marrying, and having a baby with a friend from college who is in the US Air Force (and gave up that settled life). After having my first child (well really during labor), I realized how important the support of someone who had been through the birthing process is to a laboring mother. I completed training and certification and began my work as a doula. I had my passion for providing support to birthing people reignited during my most recent birth of my second child.
While every individual's birth experience is different, you may want to give birth with a midwife at home or you may have a scheduled cesarean, it is my firm belief that you deserve to be listened to, respected, and supported throughout the process.