With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair rapidly approaching we will be sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. Make sure to check out our virtual program and resource guide ahead of the event so you can plan for what you want to see including our famous speaker panels. If you preregister for the speakers you will earn extra raffle tickets. You also earn them by attending any of our entertainment sessions! Just email us and you will receive tickets at the door! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
1. Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
I am a doula that provides support before, during and after pregnancy. We are proud to offer support during any stage of pregnancy to not only the birthing person, but the entire family. We want to see families thrive as they add to their families.
Postpartum doula (including overnights)
Bereavement doula support
2. Where is it located?
We are located in Bourne, Massachusetts. We serve Cape Cod, Boston & Rhode Island.
3. What is your favorite thing about our community?
My favorite thing about this community is the connections that are made through working with local families, agencies and doctors serving Cape Cod. It is close knit and welcoming to those looking for support.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
Community outreach is so important. I have been involved with Angel Babies, a local nonprofit for over a year. They collect bridal and formal gowns to be made into burial gowns made for babies that are gone too soon. Cape Cod Baby hosts an Angel Gowns night once a month at the Bourne Community Building.
We were also on the local Cape station WCAI-FM The Point with Mindy Todd to help spread awareness about miscarriage and stillbirth.
5. What do you think are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
I believe the biggest challenge facing the parents in the community is lack of connection. Being a parent is hard and can often times feel lonely. We as a community need to come together to offer support to those who need it. In the age of social media it can be difficult to make real connections. In person interaction is needed, support groups, mommy & me, play dates & other social outings are a great way to find others in the community looking for the same connection.
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
My favorite memory is when a young girl (3) saw me at the grocery store after I had supported her family through the birth of their son. While we were at the hospital, I was the one who handed her the newest member of the family to hold for the first time. In the grocery store she yelled "hey dad! That's the lady that gave me my brother!"
7. What advice would you give parents and caregivers in our community?
Advice I would give to parents is, you are not alone. Parenting is hard, each family faces their own struggles. We are here to help, we want you to succeed and feel confident in your abilities as a parent/caregiver.
8. Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know about?
We are currently putting together meet the doula nights where you can come and ask questions about needs for pregnancy, birth & beyond. We will also be hosting a diaper drive to help local families in need, giving back to the community to show support.
We will be hosting Angel Gowns nights the second Wednesday of every month from 4:30-8 at the Bourne Community Building Room 1. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (719) MY LABOR.
Cape Cod Moms