Erin is new to the Metro Detroit area and is ready to support families of all types! She is one of our newest Labor doulas and will do even more. We are so glad she’s with us! She is energetic, caring, and ready to change the world. Keep reading to learn more about Erin!
What do you love about being a doula?
I love being a doula because seeing women feel empowered and confident makes me feel good! Being able to help women and being there to support their family during the most life changing event is liberating.
I have been dating my boyfriend John for four years now. We recently moved from Grand Rapids to the Metro Detroit area after John graduated from college and landed his dream job at DTE. Together we have three cats and they are seriously like our children! They are the nicest cats you’ll ever meet.
What are your favorite resources for expecting parents/new families?
I have really been enjoying listening to parenting pod casts. The Birth Hour is one that I currently have been listening to. I also really like reading ‘Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth’ by Ina May Gaskin. There are so many wonderful empowering stories in this book and some great birthing tips as well!
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
In the summer I love to do anything and everything outdoors. I love going to the beach and going for walks. I love bike rides and fishing too. One thing I wish I did more of is going camping!so that will be my goal for this summer. I also love exploring, especially living in a new area. I hope to do a lot of that coming soon. In the winter I enjoy reading a book or cuddling with my fur babies and watching movies or TV.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
That’s tough. If I could try all the superpowers out for one day, I think I’d appreciate that! Otherwise, if I had to pick one I think I’d say water breathing. I would love to go into the ocean and swim as far down as I could and see what strange creatures that are living down there. At the same time I’d choose invisibility so I wouldn’t get eaten.
What is your favorite song to Karaoke to?
The most recent song I did karaoke to is ‘DoReMi’ from sound of music. I will sing to anything at anytime, I love it!