Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Went to nursing school, worked as a doula for 5 years now.
What led you to become a Doula?: I originally planned to be an L & D Nurse, but prefer doula work and the relational and individualized care involved.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
Caring, Responsible and Kind. “Nicole did an incredible job of supporting me during my pregnancy and labor. She made the birth of our son such a positive experience, and we highly recommend her as a doula.” Ellen A. “With Nicole, you can rest assure that you’ll not only have someone with extensive training background, you’ll have someone compassionate and professional.” Shannon C.
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The Birth Partner, Nurturing Touch, Spinning Babies
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I wonder how she's feeling. Who is she using as a care provider. How to approach and start a conversation without seeming intrusive.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Reassurance, a safe place to ask questions with no judgement. A list of resources.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: TV: Grey's Anatomy, Chicago PD, Med and Fire
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Navarre, Florida
What is your favorite food?: Pasta with no meat.
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Staying in pajamas and binge watching a show on Netflix.
Who lives in your house?: Myself, my husband and our 5 children. Also, 2 dogs, guinea pig and fish.