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YourDoulaBiz User - Angela Torres 0

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Meet YourDoulaBiz user, Angela Torres

Angela lives just outside Washington DC in Northern Virginia

Business Name: Beau Choix

YourDoulaBiz user since: September 2012

Types of Services you provide: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor I'm trained in Spinning Babies, Birth Story  Listening & Birth Art as well

A little something about you:  I love to learn. Just when I think I'm done with something, another subject will perk my interest. I would love to get a master's degree in anthropology with an emphasis in women's studies, but my family comes first & it's enough to be serving other families while my family is young & my husband is still in the military. So when I don't channel that curiosity into birth, it eeks out into craftiness. Love working with my mind and my hands.

What you like about YourDoulaBiz: I hemmed & hawed about changing how I organize my practice for a long time. But with frequent moves & life changes it seemed I was always re-establishing my practice & didn't think it was time to make the investment. (excuses, excuses) And then one fateful night during the #doulaparty on Twitter I won a year's subscription. There I was, I had no choice but to make the changes I'd sat on for years. I love love LOVE having everything in one place. It took aa little while to break away from my old system, but now it's an integral part of my business. I'm already renewed for next year.

While not working you can find Gaela: Buried in children, wound up in yarn, paper & fabric, giggling, digging in the dirt, traveling with my man & kiddles when I'm not on call & reaching for a real beer (the kind that comes from Europe & fills a real pint glass).

 

December 12th - YourDoulaBiz User - Gaela Fisher 0

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Meet YourDoulaBiz user, Gaela Fisher

Gaela lives in Missouri

Business Name: The Empowered Woman Christian Doula Serv. LLC  

YourDoulaBiz user since: 2011

Types of Services you provide: Labor Doula

A little something about you: I have been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 1991.  I have always felt drawn to assist laboring women, and became a Certified Labor Doula through CAPPA.  I now work as a Doula full time.  I have been blessed to have attended the births of 22 women this year.  It is such an honor to be included in one of the most important moments in a woman's life..the moment she becomes a mother.

What you like about YourDoulaBiz:  I love that YourDoulaBiz keeps track of all my appointments, my on call dates and is easily accessible. I love that my expenses and mileage is right there and ready for my bookkeeping and tax purposes.  I also love that I can access this information easily on my android.

While not working you can find Gaela: I was widowed six months ago and am now the single parent of a very active 5 year old little boy. I have been blessed with wonderful friends and family who keep me very busy, along with my church family.  When I have time, I love baking decadent desserts and finding fun and exciting things for my little guy to do.

 

YourDoulaBiz User - Cynthya Dzialo 0

Meet YourDoulaBiz user, Cynthya Dzialo

Cynthya lives in Atlanta, GA

Business Name: The Happiest Doula

YourDoulaBiz user since: The beginning, I was a test user!

Types of Services you provide: Birth Doula Support

A little something about you: I work as a full-time doula and support at least one labor per week, usually 4 or 5 birthdays per calendar month. Some months, I get invited to attend more birthday parties than normal! I am almost always on-call. I am a mama to one cat and two pups and also run a small business called Soba-Pop Ink (www.sobapopink.com), which sells baby onesies with a unique graphic or type.

What you like about YourDoulaBiz:  It is so easy for me to log-in and look at a snapshot of client data in one spot. I find that it is simple for me to see any outstanding payments, pending interviews, etc. I like that I can cut-and-paste birth plan information and easily share client records with my wonderful back-up doulas. I tell every doula or birth professional about the program!

While not working you can find Cynthya: Between births, interviews and postpartum follow-ups, I'm almost always working! :-) My free moments are spent walking the park with my pups, pinning on Pinterest, practicing darts or getting a well-deserved mani/pedi or massage session. I've also been trying to learn how to sew and crochet for several years without really building the skills to produce anything practical but both are fun distractions.

YourDoulaBiz User - Becca Gordon 0

Becca Gordon

Meet YourDoulaBiz user, Becca Gordon

Becca lives in Los Angeles, CA

Business Name: Pura Mama

YourDoulaBiz user since: August 2011

Types of Services you provide: birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth education classes, yoga instruction, fertility support

A little something about you: My background is as an Iyengar yoga instructor.  I began attending births for my yoga students and acquaintances in 2009.  My philosophy as a doula is to be very open-minded to get to know my clients as individuals, and to do my best to support their wishes and desires during pregnancy, labor and beyond.  I am a proud member of the Doulas Association of Southern California (DASC) and was deeply honored to be named their Birth Doula of the Year for 2012.  I am a certified birth doula and childbirth educator and currently completing my postpartum doula certification.  In 2013, I plan to take additional training to become a lactation educator.

What you like about YourDoulaBiz: I love having all of my client information in one place that can be accessed anywhere that I have internet access.

While not working you can find Becca: Hanging out with my husband, cooking, reading, spending time with friends, doing yoga, hiking in the hills

December 9th - YourDoulaBiz User - Anaïs McKinney 0

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Meet YourDoulaBiz user, Anaïs McKinney

Anaïs lives in Cincinnati, Ohio

Business Name: Roaring Mama Doula Services

YourDoulaBiz user since: April 2012

Types of Services you provide: Birth Doula, Belly Cast, Birth Photography

A little something about you: I am originally from Nantes, France. I have lived in the United States since 2006 with my husband Brian. My son's birth in 2010 was a very powerful experience emotionally, physically and spiritually. It made me very passionate about mamas, papas, and babies! It also made me realize that not everyone was as supported as I had been through labor and birth. I decided I could provide that support for growing families, and make a difference in the way these families are born. And each time I am invited to a birth, and get to witness their first moments together, I am completely humbled and honored. There are no words to describe how rewarding that is!

What you like about YourDoulaBiz: It helps me stay organized and keep track of my birth stats, mileage, and costs. It is very simple to use. I love that I can see really quickly my upcoming appointments, keep track of payments, and see how many availabilities I have left.

While not working you can find Anaïs: I am crazy about crafts of all types! I love sewing, knitting, and I have a new found love for Waldorf crafts for my little guy.

YourDoulaBiz User - Lauren Strain 1

Lauren Strain

 

Meet YourDoulaBiz user, Lauren Strain

Lauren lives in Seattle, Washington

Business Name: Birds and Bees Birth Services

YourDoulaBiz user since: 2012

Types of Services you provide: Birth Doula CD(DONA) and CD(PALS), Certified Lactation Educator and Certified Educator of Infant Massage.

A little something about you:  I have been involved in helping families learn and grow since 2001. In addition to my current certifications, I am also studying to become a Childbirth Educator. Witnessing the births of mothers and families is my favorite work!

What you like about YourDoulaBiz: It is a great tool for a paperless business! I love that I can always have my client files with me, and share them easily with my back-up.

While not working you can find Lauren: Playing with my girls, canning, gardening, and mixing herbal concoctions.