Meet Christie!

April 1, 2019

 

Name:

Christie Spudowski

 

Role

Founder & Manager

Birth Doula & Childbirth Educator

 

What does your family look like

I live with my awesome partner, Steven, and we're working to become foster parents! We're planning to add another to the family this fall.

 

What does your perfect day look like?

I'd wake up, eat a yummy breakfast, practice yoga, and spend a summer day doing something outdoors with my partner & friends. 

 

What an achievement you're proud of?

It's an easy answer, but I'm really proud of LLDS. When I think back to my days struggling to be a solo doula, I just cringe. I'm so happy that I got a team of amazing women together, and I'm proud of the work we do together to support families. 

 

Outside of birthwork, I'm really proud of myself for taking the plunge and going back to grad school. It's a lot on my plate, but there's nothing better than being intellectually challenged in an area that you LOVE. 

 

What's your ideal vacation?

There are so many places I want to go, but in this moment, I'd settle on anywhere with some nice weather, really yummy food, and a new culture to learn about!

 

What are your short term & long term goals?

In the short term, I want to work on nurturing the growth of my personal family (the foster care process is no joke!) while growing my professional one as well (cough, cough.. survive grad school one semester at a time).

 

In the long-term, I'm looking forward to completing my MSW program so that I can use what I learn to make LLDS bigger & better, specifically for at-risk families.

 

What's your favorite part of being a part of the LLDS team?

Where do I even start? I guess this group constantly reminds me that if you believe in something, you are self-disciplined, and you get outside of your comfort zone, you're more often then not going to be overjoyed with the results. I'm am perpetually inspired by the women I work with. They are my community. It's hard to describe the best part of having a genuinely wonderful group that supports you so completely.

 

One thing I want people to know about me:

I'm really passionate about being real and transparent about my own experiences and past/current struggles so I can help others do the same. When we aren't vulnerable, we suffer in silence, and realistically most of us are dealing with the same stuff.  We miss so many opportunities to connect and support each other. My version of "be the change" is letting people know that perfection is a myth. So, I guess I want people to know that they have full permission to be imperfect, to be raw, and to be authentically themselves when they are around me. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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