About Me

Hello! My name is Megan and I am excited to meet you!

I have always loved everything baby related, even when I was little I would immediately head towards a baby if it was in the room. I’ve wanted to work as a doula since I was introduced to the idea through my full-time childcare job.

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My younger siblings and I

After I graduated from college with my bachelors in Environmental Studies I returned to New York and couldn’t find a job in the field so, I started applying locally. My first job was at a childcare facility working in the infant and toddler rooms. I was thrown into infant care (6 weeks to 18 months) and I loved it! Later wanted to learn more about the age and start helping the new moms {who where all asking me questions about how to care for their babies} so,  I started listening to podcasts to figure things out (I had a 45 minute drive to work with nothing else to do with my time). These were where I learned about doulas and all of the non-research based care that’s occurring in the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum world. It has forever engraved itself in my heart and created a fiery passion in my soul. Empowering women through motherhood is my goal as a birth and postpartum doula. Eventually I’d like to continue my education by becoming a lactation consulate, a birth educator, and whatever else strikes my fancy in the field.

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My Boyfriend and I

Now you may be wondering ‘what are my qualifications?’ Well I am a certified birth and postpartum doula through the International Doula Institute which requires reading approximately twelve books and extra articles, submitting various essays and video responses, and interacting with other trained and in-training doulas. While I don’t have any children currently, I do have hands on experience. Between the childcare position that I mentioned before, working as a personal nanny, and being raised in a large family (I have eight siblings [two younger] with seven nieces and nephews), I have practical experience with children ranging in all ages. I also have transferable skills from my other jobs such as relating and caring about others, multitasking, time management, motivation, persuasion, and instruction.

As another note I am involved with The Buffalo Doula Collective.Working with the fabulous experienced women within this collective has brought my book teachings to life and pushes me to continue this very important work. So, all in all, between my practical experience, book teachings, and passion for this work I am confident that I can and will be a great doula option for you and yours. I can’t wait to work with you!

 

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