Miranda Tepe is a birth doula, postpartum doula and postpartum placenta specialist. We are thrilled to have her on our team. Today, we get to know her a little better.
Why did you become a doula?
After guiding a friend through her late pregnancy, labor, and at home postpartum care, I realized that the whole time I was being a doula and it was what I was meant to do with my life.
What do you love most about being a doula?
I most love seeing the empowerment that women and partners gain through their experience.
Tell us more about your family.
My husband of 3 years John, is a sheriff deputy in Hamilton county. Together we have 4 children, Keagan(9), Cameron(4), Kenley(2), Clara(10m) and 2 dogs.
What's your why? Doula work can be draining, physically and emotionally. Why do you do it?
I struggled for a long time with what I wanted to do with my life as far as careers. I found doula work and after leaving my first client, I had an overwhelming feeling of 'This is what I was meant to do.' I love what I do, so it's never work.
Honestly, do you really like placenta encapsulation?
I thoroughly enjoy the entire process of encapsulation. I especially enjoy spending time with the family after just coming home from the hospital...being able to help them adjust and answer any questions they may have.
How long have your lived in the Cincinnati area?
I was born and raised in the Cincinnati area.
What do you love about living in Cincinnati?
I love all of the things there are to do in Cincinnati. From the museum and zoo to all of the restaurants and parks there are to visit.
Where's your favorite place to eat in Cincinnati?
Nick and Toms
Goldstar or Skyline?
UC or XU?
What does your ideal Saturday look like?
Homemade breakfast with the family followed by a fun outing or a day at the pool.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Ten Interesting Facts About Miranda
- I studied to be a sign language interpreter for three years.
I graduated from high school early.
I love fruit.
My favorite place on earth is the beach, even though I've only been to one twice in my life.
I look forward to traveling the world when I am older.
I danced ballet for 12 year.
I'm grateful to know what goetta is and I love it.
I am a TV junkie, when have the time.
I am a huge dog lover.
I didn't learn to love football until my son started playing 3 years ago.