I love coffee and “fancy” food. I love a medium rare steak and its even better if it is topped with some sort of cheese in it.
I love a good pinot noir with that steak or even at the end of the day when I am relaxing at home. Along with wine, I love “fancy” beer. A good pale ale, wheat, or hefinweizer will suite me just fine.
I absolutely, positively love to DANCE!!!!! Put that with roller skating and I will be content. I was in the grocery store with my daughter a few weeks back and the electric slide came on the radio. My daughter and I stopped in the middle of the freezer aisle and did the electric slide for the entire song. It was so much fun and my daughter did not want it to stop. On the other hand, my boys think I am loony.
I became a birth worker after the birth of my daughter. I knew that I wanted something different from my previous birth of my son. So let’s take a step back and discuss that.
I had my son at 19. I was induced at 37 weeks because “I was tired of being pregnant” and ACOG hadn’t said it was a bad idea yet. I had cervidil to open my cervix for over 24 hours. My water broke with the last insertion and then they started pitocin. At 4cm I had an epidural. I pushed for maybe 45 minutes and then when he came out they placed him in the warmer, on the scale, bundled him up and then handed him to me. I don’t remember anything after him coming out except all my family barging in the room while my legs were wide open. I didn’t see him weighed or anything. So when I got pregnant with my daughter, I knew I wanted just my fiance and I in the room. That worked out just fine. But…. I gave into an epidural because I did not attend any childbirth education classes and hadn’t decided either way. It went up and down and caused a spinal headache. Those are evil!
My best friend, Elizabeth, was pregnant with me and decided to have a home birth. She would send me all kinds of information that I had no idea was out there or that we had a choice on. After the debacle with my two kids, I decided that I wanted to be apart of the change!
Elizabeth and I developed Whole Heart Doulas and set out to be certified through Childbirth International. We had great success in Memphis with our new business. We met so many beautiful people and we even sponsored the Great Cloth Diaper Change in 2014 and then we both moved. Elizabeth set out in her RV for Oregon and we packed our family up to move to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Elizabeth now has Jolly Birth Services and I have Breathe Birth Services. I am so thankful for the eye opening that Elizabeth gave me!!!
So here I am, a mother and step mother to 4 kiddos, Bachelors degree in Business from Ole Miss, LPN in MS, and fiance to Brian. I am devoted to supporting mothers and families during childbirth and postpartum while advocating for evidence based care.
I would love to hear your questions that you have for me! I am an open book.