My name is Brooke Harralson. I was born and raised in Louisiana and have been living in North Fort Worth/Keller/Roanoke area for about 7 years now. I married my best friend, Tyler, and we have 2 precious kids. We have a full of life toddler named Baylor and a beautiful baby girl named Autumn. We also have a little, fluffy dog named Peaches. I think open and honest communication is so important, so much so that I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Louisiana Tech University. I love trying out new recipes, baking, and discovering new ways to holistically heal my body's autoimmune conditions. I love to sit in a rocking chair or a swing and just be able to soak in the sunshine or cool breeze. Mountains or oceans, sitting next to either and just soaking it in is perfect to me. I greatly value quality time with the people that I love. I enjoy hosting play dates and throwing parties. Friends and good food is always a good time in my book.
Why am I a doula?
During my first pregnancy, I began to do a lot of research about birth and it led me to want to make changes in my maternity care. When my husband and I talked about changing care providers, we reached out to our family members, much like many people do since pregnancy is often journeyed through with family. Unfortunately, we were met with a lot of hesitation and resistance. I had a very hard time with this because I couldn't understand why my support system wasn't trusting in our choices or trusting in my body's ability to birth. I did end up switching care providers at 34 weeks, and we experienced a beautiful, natural birth in the hospital. However, even after a great birth, I was still having a hard time with my family's opposition. Birth is such a multidimensional process; it stretches us and grows up physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We need support in all of those different areas when we are on the journey of bringing a baby into this world. My heart's desire is for people to feel confident and supported in the decisions they are making for their body, birth, and baby. I want people to know there is someone there to support them through the entire process even if you are feeling opposition from places where you expected full support. I would be so honored if you choose to allow me to walk through this amazing, transformative experience with you.