Today we’d like to introduce you to Gail Wooster and Tristan Martinez.
Gail and Tristan, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
We are a mother/daughter doula team so we’ve known each other for all of Tristan’s life. Gail raised her children and taught part-time until her youngest child finished school. When Tristan had her first child we both felt a strong desire to work in the birth world. She had a doula and it was exactly what we wanted to do and we wanted to do it together.
We started our business in March of 2017 after going to a training together and jumped in with both feet. We’re working on our DONA certification and have completed our certifications through Stillbirthday. We have done trainings in breastfeeding, belly binding, and childbirth education. Our first year has been wonderful and eye-opening for us and we are excited to see where the next year takes us.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s been exciting but we’ve definitely experienced a learning curve. We not only learned about how to be doulas, we also learned about running our own business, social media, and marketing. We complement each other in our skills and strengths and work together to develop our business in various ways.
The hardest part about our journey has been to keep it fresh and in front of us every day. Sometimes life gets in the way of our efforts but we take turns encouraging each other to get going again.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about All in the Nest Birth Doulas – what should we know?
We are a mother/daughter team of birth doulas. We support expecting families emotionally, mentally, and physically through their pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum. We also create a birth plan unique for that family. Our team helps to educate and inform the parents on childbirth so that they are empowered to make the best choices for themselves and their baby.
We specialize in creating an environment in which our clients feel safe and strong during their delivery and postpartum. We develop strong bonds with the families that we serve and are proud to keep them as our friends. We also offer childbirth education classes and belly binding as additional services.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Our passion as a mother and daughter owned business is to support the family unit through the changes occurring. We understand that each member of the family has a unique role in the birth process and our desire is to train, encourage, and support every part of the family through the labor and delivery of their newest addition.
Our clients appreciate the unique support our doulas give to the birthing mom, the father or partner, and all of the siblings, grandparents, and aunts and uncles who they choose to include in the process.
- Basic birth package – $900
- Website: www.allinthenestdoulas.com
- Phone: Gail – 817-223-9620, Tristan – 817-980-7626
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/allinthenestbirth
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allinthenest/
Neeli Brisky of Eucharisteo Films