Meet Cara - DMV Team

Where are you originally from and why did you become a doula?

I am from Northern Virginia. Holding my baby in my arms after birthing her and being blown away by the miracle of the process - realizing the support I received from the circle of wise women was pivotal in my positive birth. it was time to join the circle and support others.

Do you specialize in a particular area of newborn care?

Lactation - I am a CLC. Gentle sleep training

What do you enjoy about working with new families and newborns?

I love nurturing families - with the little things that make for a smoother transition. I love to cook, educate and empower!

If there was one thing you wish everyone knew about doulas (birth or postpartum), what would it be?

We support all types of births and parenting styles!

What's your Top 5 Registry Must Haves for new parents?

1) Velcro Swaddles

2) Baby wearing like Moby

3) Sound machine

4) Nursing glider/rocker

5) Baby lounger

What do you hope to bring to a Birth?

Calmness, ease, empowerment through advocacy and education into mothering/fathering

What are some organizations that are near and dear to you?

Spinning Babies, Yoga

What do you enjoy outside of Doula work?

I love to run, workout and do yoga. I am a foodie and love to eat out and cook. I love exploring wine, good Netflix series and spending time with my family.

Do you have any favorite quotes or poems?

Let the beauty we love be what we do - RUMI.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Open peoples hearts to lead over their fears/mind