Adrienne is a birth & postpartum doula, yoga teacher, and proud mama. She attended her very first birth in 2012 and was immediately hooked. Adrienne offers caring, compassionate, non-judgmental support to expectant parents and is honoured to work with families during such a life-changing time. As an experienced doula, she has cared for clients who are both low and high risk, including those who have experienced fertility challenges, pregnancy loss or previous birth trauma. Adrienne gave birth to her own (breech) baby in September 2013 and has since been journeying through the joys and challenges of motherhood.
We sat down with Yoga Mamas Doula, Adrienne to learn more about her.
What got you interested in doula work? Did you have any prior experiences that led you in this direction?
Working with people as a prenatal yoga teacher. I knew nothing about doulas at the time but felt there was more I could do to prepare them for birth, and I wanted to explore that.
If you weren't working as a doula, what other career path do you think you would have chosen?
I would probably be a writer or a teacher of some sort!
If there's one thing you'd want all expectant parents to know, what would it be?
That babies and children show you so much about yourself and about your family legacy. Parenting is an incredibly rewarding and challenging journey where you have the opportunity to heal and reparent yourself by doing things differently with your own child. Be open to learning from them!
That's great advice. Do you have any favourite books on birth or postpartum that you recommend?
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin and Mindful Motherhood by Cassandra Vieten.
Let's talk snacks! What's your go to postpartum snack?
Brownies or anything with chocolate.
Yummy. What does your perfect off-call day look like?
Sleeping in, having a massage, going for a swim/sauna and watching a movie!
Very relaxing. Lastly, what is one fun or unexpected fact about you?
I took classical voice/opera singing lessons off and on for a few years.
We had a lot of fun talking to Adrienne, who knew she could sing? If you’d like to meet with her or any other one of our doulas click here.