Get To Know Our Team ! Pt3
If I had to describe Brenna using 10 words or less I’d would use: Soft spoken, Empathetic, Strong, Driven, and Full of Passion. She builds relationships with her birthing mommas with such easy. We love having her be a part of the Yellow Bird Birth team <3
Tell me about yourself :
My husband and I live on his family’s dairy farm in Greendale. He works with the cows and I do the bookkeeping. We joke that he’s a doula for cows and I’m a doula for humans. We’ve been married three years, and in that time, we’ve built a house and have two children. We love to garden, hang out at the river with our dogs, and be home bodies. Our daughter is two years old and is beautifully independent and wild and keeps us on our toes! Our son is two months old and is so squishy and cute.
What is your favourite meal?
If you were to ask me this when I was a kid, I’d say my Grandpa’s spaghetti. Now I can’t really pick one thing. Anything spicy! I love Mexican and Indian food. I also have a major sweet tooth!
What is your spirit animal and why?
A cat… They’re lazy and independent. They only really want to interact when they feel like it but are so lovely and kind natured at the same time. lol
If you had a million dollars how would you spend it?
I’d take my husband travelling.
What are you watching on Netflix right now?
I just finished watching Black Spot and When They See Us
What as the last book you read?
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?
My Grandma, I have so many questions about her life.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail ?
I’d go to school to be a Midwife and deliver babies in third world countries.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
Honestly, my husband (so cheesy I know) but he takes care of me better then I can take care of myself!
What makes you felt most empowered?
Jesus. Knowing that I’m valuable and worthy and that He covers all my dark stuff makes me know I can do anything.
How did you know you wanted to be a doula?
I’ve always known I wanted to work with women. I nannied for a family when I was just out of high school and the lady, I worked for had just been certified as a Doula and wanting to go to school to be a Midwife. The way she described advocating and supporting women in their most vulnerable moments I knew I wanted to do the same.
What is the most rewarding part about your job?
Seeing that look of “I did it” on a woman’s face right after she’s had her baby. Seeing families be born. It is the most raw and beautiful thing I’ve ever been apart of. It never gets old.
What is the hardest part of your job?
Being on call
How do you wind down after attending a birth?
I sleep! And hang out with my family.
What is crucial for every woman to understand about her birthing experience?
That she has a voice and can birth however she wants! That fear has no right to be in her space and that her body knows exactly what it’s doing.
Heidi, Owner , Yellow Bird Birth