What languages do you speak?
What is your personal definition of “doula”?
A care taker.
What brought you to birth and postpartum work?
My own experience and the general lack of postpartum care accessibility globally.
In a climate of caregiver burnout, how are you caring for yourself?
Making sure to rest enough and have good nutrition for myself.
What is a standout book, movie/tv, etc about the childbearing/parenting journey that you return to?
- The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou
- Seven Sisters for Seven Days: The Mothers’ Manual for Community Based Postpartum Care by Michelle Peterson
- Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams
BIRTH & POSTPARTUM
Postpartum Doula Training, BADT
Full Spectrum Doula Training, BADT
FOR YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING, WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP/TRAINING ON YOUR RADAR?
I found Erika to be very kind, thoughtful, conscientious, and helpful. She thought of tips for me as a new parent to share and the hours of sleep she afforded us helped a great deal! I’m thankful for her help and she is a wonderful doula to many. — A
Erika came to help me when I needed her the most during a very crucial time. She was watching my daughter when I had to attend my mother’s funeral. She was a true godsent.