Meet Patti Rumsey a Fort Mill doula

Meet Patti

Patti is a local doula and she would love to talk to you if you are expecting or just curious about doula services. Below is a little about her history as a doula and her contact information is at the bottom. Also feel free to comment on this blog and she will be happy to answer your questions. 

New baby boy Fort Mill, SC Charlotte, NC Tega Cay, SC portraits black and white mommy and me, doulaPatti Rumsey: Bio

I first got interested in being a doula after my second child’s birth in 1995. However, I didn’t start training until 6 years later and by then I had 3 children. The first being born in a birth center, second in a hospital, and the third and fourth at home. I was fortunate enough to land a job at Anderson Hospital in Anderson, SC where I worked for 3 years and attended over 300 births. This experience was one of the best times of my life. I went on to practice privately for a couple of years and had many enjoyable experiences.

In 2008 I decided to pursue my undergraduate degree, going part time, I graduated in 2015 with a BSW (Bachelors of Social Work).  After graduation my mother became very ill and I took on the role of caregiver for her.  I really thought my doula days were behind me, but periodically I would get a call from past clients and there I’d be again, in the middle of the night, rubbing a laboring Momma’s shoulders. In the back of my mind the hope of one day again being a doula has never left me.  My education backed up what my instincts had always told me; Doulas are necessary to a family as well as a community’s health and wellbeing.

I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 30 years and we now have a granddaughter. We have lived in Fort Mill, SC for 18 months with our 3 daughters, 2 in high school and the other a newly engaged senior at Winthrop University. We previously lived in Greenville, SC for 27 years before coming to Fort Mill for a corporate relocation.

Nina's newborn session newborn baby girl portraits bw, doulaAfter 15 years of helping families I am still humbled and privileged to watch birth journeys unfold and families have the experience of a lifetime. I can be reached by email at: PRDoula@gmail.com or phone at 864.907.3755.

– thanks so much Patti for sharing more of your story with us! alicia

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