We chatted with Jodie Cumming to learn a bit more about her and her business, Strathroy Doula Services.
AKPV: How long have you been in business?
Jodie: I have been in business as a doula for 3.5 years.
AKPV: How many kids do you have?
Jodie: I have 4 kids ages 14, 11, 8 and 4.
AKPV: What specific products do you specialize in for moms/ kids?
Jodie: I specialize in supporting families throughout pregnancy, during labour and delivery and throughout the first year of baby’s life. I also offer dance and fitness classes for pregnant and new moms - a great way to get active, meet other local moms and have fun!
AKPV: What was your inspiration for starting your business?
Jodie: My inspiration to become a doula was seeing so many pregnant women who were afraid of giving birth. I wanted to be able educate and support women through their pregnancy and labour so they can be informed and feel in control of what was happening to their bodies. I also wanted to be able to offer postpartum doula services so new moms could spend more time taking care of themselves and bonding with their new little one and less time cooking and doing laundry.
AKPV: Tell us a little bit about you!
Jodie: I have a passion for babies and children so, in addition to being a doula, I also run a home daycare and I have been a dance instructor at Needham School of Dance for over 20 years. My favourite pastimes include reading and scrapbooking.
Find more from Strathroy Doula Services on their website.