Hello! I'm Nicole, a doula who offers professional birth doula support and overnight postpartum and newborn care to families in the Greater Philadelphia and surrounding areas. As a mother of three, this work is near and dear to my heart.
Supporting families through pregnancy, birth and postpartum has been more than just a career to me; it’s been an honor and a passion. First and foremost, I pride myself on the importance of maintaining a professional relationship and performing my duties - and at the same time, I'm also open and able to connect on a deeper level, when appropriate. I believe this has been an asset to my work as a doula, and the families that I've served. It's been such a gift to be able to make a difference in the way a family feels supported and cared for throughout their journey.
Nicole began her journey towards birth work in the fall of 2014, after the birth of her youngest son. Her own birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding experiences lead her to the realization that there are gaps in care that must surely be filled. After a year of self-study, she completed a birth doula training program through CAPPA, (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association) and decided shortly thereafter that postpartum care was an integral piece of the puzzle. She continued on by taking the postpartum doula training through CAPPA, and began working with families immediately.
She is constantly expanding her knowledge through literature, continuing education courses and workshops, enjoys learning from those who have come before her, and is a professional member of Evidence Based Birth. She has personal as well as professional lactation experience, is knowledgeable in acupressure for birth, pelvic biomechanics, VBAC support, birth after previous trauma/loss and postpartum twin-care. She is also a registered Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula, and holds a rebozo certification.
Nicole is a firm believer in compassionate, intuitive, non-judgmental, Evidence-Based support and the positive impact it can have on an entire family. Whether it be the support she provides throughout pregnancy, labor and birth, or during the sacred postpartum transition; she prides herself on the importance of maintaining a professional relationship - and at the same time, remaining open and humbled to the possibility of connecting on a deeper level. She truly understands that “it takes a village” and believes that this approach has been an asset to her work as a doula, and the families that she has served.
Aside from her professional work, Nicole enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling, attending musical events, nature, art, and is a total plant-based “foodie.”
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