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Where did you grow up? Who is in your family of origin? What kind of clients have you most enjoyed working with as a doula?
What do you bring with you to a birth?
I grew up in Fort Wayne Indiana and now reside in Indianapolis Indiana. It family was made up of my mom and dad and my sister who is 12 years older than I am. I have loved working with all my clients and believe that homebirth is the safest option for many people but understand that is not always the case. As much as I love homebirth I actually prefer to work with hospital clients. Hospital clients need an advocate so much more than homebirth clients do. I was very undecided on if I wanted to do postpartum care or not and have actually really enjoyed it! I especially love to work with mammas who are having issues with breastfeeding and for women who are dealing with past sexual abuse in their births and breastfeeding journey.
My birth bad is so full it's ridonculous! I have a gardening kneeling mat which gets used all the time. I have speakers for listening to calming music, massage oil, essential oils, a blow up bath pillow, honey sticks, snacks for me, a copy of The Birth Partner, a book I'm reading in case I have down time, bendy straws, led candles, and I'm sure there is more but that's all I'm remembering off the top of my head! :)
Oops! Birth bag not bad! :)
why the diet??
How many children would you like to have all together? Did you go to college in Indiana? My sister went to IU and we LOVE Bloomington!
I am doing hypnobabies, too! I am feeling a bit behind since I am just now in week 2, but my friend who did it before assures me it is enough time. Do you like it? What week are you on or have you finished and are on practicing? It seems like many of us had MCs in the months before we conceived these babes--interesting--i had one in dEcember.
my hubs is from Richmond, IN. Do you like living there? Like the weather or hate it? If you could move anywhere in the Wrold where would you go? How do you balance being a mother and a doula--how do you work out the on call ness of the job?!