MDDS: Meet Doula Cassandra!

Cassandra is an affiliated Certified ProDoula Labor Doula on the Metro Detroit Doula Services’ team! She truly understands the role of a doula as she had the support of doulas herself! (Even MDDS’ very own Andrea and Amy supported her!) Her passion for helping folks through pregnancy and beyond was evident long before becoming a doula. With a big heart and a passion to build parents’ confidence she has become an excellent support to families!

Why did you become a doula?


I became a doula because I wanted to be a resource, as well as a source of comfort and empowerment for families during a time when they’re most vulnerable. 

Tell us about your family. 


I have a wonderful husband who’s name is Zach. I also have a 6 year old daughter, Harleigh, a 4 year old daughter, Willow, and a 1 1/2 year old son, Rhett. We also have a painted turtle named Ralph and a leopard gecko named Gruff. 🙂


What do you love about being a doula? 


I love empowering families and helping them have their best birth, on their terms!

 
If we turned on music in your car, what would we hear? 


You would hear anything from today’s country to 90s alternative!


People have said that I’m very caring towards others and that I’m easy to talk to. 



What’s your favorite show/movie?


I don’t really have a favorite show, but when my mind is busy and I need something to unwind, where some people may watch reality tv, my guilty pleasure is cooking shows. Especially BAKING ones!!


Who is your role model?


My role model would have to be my aunt! She was never afraid to be 100% herself. Even if other people didn’t like it. She was caring and would help anyone she possibly could. 


What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?


My favorite thing to do would be to curl up with a book, with a candle lit, and drinking some coffee. 


If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? 


If I could have a super power, it would be a photographic memory. It would make life with 3 kiddos so much easier! 


What is your favorite season?


My favorite season is a tie between summer and fall. Summer because school is out and I get to have fun with my kids. Fall because I love all of the colors. 

One thing MDDS loves about Cassandra is her sweet nurturing heart!


I would say that its very easy for me to empathize with the individuals I work with. I personally experienced all kinds of emotions and thoughts during my own pregnancies, so its really easy for me to understand where someone is coming from and why they have the feelings they do. 


Doula Tip from Cassandra:


My best piece of advice for new families would be to take a breath. Even when it feels like everything is falling apart and you’re not doing anything right….. know you most definitely are. Your baby wouldn’t want anyone else as their parents. You’re perfectly theirs. 

Don’t waste another second and reach out to Metro Detroit Doula Services today to have Cassandra be a part of your labor support team! Give us a ring at 586-960-5993! Email us at info@MetroDetroitDoulaServices.com!

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