Birth Support Services
I provide comprehensive Birth Doula support in Central North Carolina. My role as your doula is to provide emotional and physical support during your pregnancy and childbirth. I can also facilitate communication with the staff to ensure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your birth. I can provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for birth progress using spinning babies and positioning techniques, and help with relaxation, massage, and other techniques for your comfort. As a Hypnobabies® Certified Hypnosis Doula I am able to support Hypnobabies® clients in using their hypnosis cue-words during their birthing time. I am independent and self employed, and as such, am working for YOU, not your caregiver or place of birth. When I'm not being mom to my children, it is my goal to help as many families as I can, experience joy and empowerment while they give birth to their precious babies. I'm beyond thrilled and honored to help expecting parents, as their doula, learn how to have, and experience, empowered, easy and joyous birthings.
Birth Doula Package
Free initial consultation interview.
Two Prenatal visits to discuss your birth preferences and to do a birth rehearsal
Access to extensive lending library
Unlimited phone and email support throughout pregnancy.
On call for your birth beginning at 38 weeks.
Backup doula coverage should I be unable to attend your birth
Emotional and physical support during your entire birth, providing comfort measures, suggesting position changes, massage, Rebozo, and information throughout labor
Postpartum and breastfeeding support immediately following your birth.
One postpartum follow up visit.
Availability January 2019 and Beyond!
Please Contact Nichole with questions or to schedule your free consultation.
Once I receive a signed contract and a deposit, I will reserve a spot for you on my calendar. The remainder of my fee is due at 38 weeks.
Nichole was our doula last year for the birth of our first child. I am 40 and like to plan everything. Nichole was wonderful in helping me feel comfortable and relaxed during such an unpredictable time. She seemed to know exactly what I needed and when. She was so helpful with my hypnosis. Even though our birth plan completely changed during the birthing, she was always supportive and never judgemental. My husband was wonderful support, and it made me feel even better to have Nichole there as part of our support. I will forever be grateful for Nichole! I highly recommend Nichole for anyone who is looking for the help, support, and kindness during this exciting and life-changing event! -Anne Marie
Nichole helped me with my birth in 2015 and I don’t know what I would’ve done without her. I was a single woman, and my support person was Heather, my close friend and roommate (who had no experience with childbirth.) If I hadn’t had Nichole with me I don’t know that I would’ve been able to get through without drugs, like I wanted to. She was always ready to support me when I didn’t think I could keep going, or to offer a position change or comfort measure I may want to try while contracting and thinking I couldn’t take it anymore. Nichole was also helpful in telling Heather how she could be helpful and what she might be able to do to help me during my labor. I would really recommend having a doula to help you through this experience, especially if this is your first birth. There are just so many things to learn about birth in so little time! Having someone there who is not going through this wonderful yet scary experience for the first time, with only as much as they can remember in the moment was so great. Nichole is also an expert at Hypnobabies Birthing, which I did not use because I wasn’t familiar with the program at the time, but I would love to try Hypnobabies the next time around! Anything you can do to turn the pain asociated with the experience into something more memorable sounds great to me. My personal experience with Nichole was just beyond anything I could’ve hoped for. She made me feel not alone. - Laura (a birth doula client)
I offer several discounts when you bundle services
If you are a Birth Doula Client and would like to add one Postpartum session I offer a special rate of $150 for one Daytime session (6 hours) or $200 for one Overnight session (8 hours) ($25/hour).
If you are a Birth Doula Client and would like to utilize a Birth Tub I offer a $50 discount on Birth Tub Manager Package when you bundle both services.
If you are a Hypnobabies® Student in one of my Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Classes I offer a $100 Discount on Birth Doula Services.