Completed training: 2019
Other modalities: Thai massage
Other languages: French, Spanish and German
I decided to become a doula when I was pregnant. I found myself being passionate about how pregnancy was such a powerful transition in my life. Out of all the transitions one goes through in life (i.e. menstruation, parents divorce, school, moving out of the family home, falling in and out of love etc) this one involved the quality of life of not just me but my child and even my partner and ultimately my friends and community. Educating myself about what kind of birth I wanted and even just knowing that I could choose, I realized, was not common knowledge. Most of my friends told me that I had no choice how to birth my child and this was coming from educated women e.g. physicists, teachers and lawyers. The decision of becoming a doula was a portal I could use to reach people from all walks of life in a time of life which I believe to be crucial to everyone. Whether you’re a woman or a man, this pertains to all people, to all of society.
I started training with ADC June 2018 and received my certificate September 2019 and have been supporting women since then. So far I have supported and bonded with 6 families.
The most rewarding part of my role as a doula is the connection I have with families and the gratitude we feel mutually to have gone on this journey together.
I would describe myself as someone who is warm, kind and likes to get down and dirty ;-) i.e. I talk straight with people. I’ve lived all over the world and have a broad experience of different social backgrounds and religions and met people from many walks of life. I believe in the basic standard of women having fundamental human rights.