Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Certified Car Seat Technician (CPSAC)
Welcome to The Stork's Nest! My name is Nicole and I am a mother to two beautiful boys. I feel so lucky to have a wonderful husband and family who support my insanely busy schedule.
After having a less than pleasant labour and birth experience with my first child, one filled with many complications, I so desperately wanted to change the outcome for the birth of my second son. While my second birth experience was better in so many ways, I realized that what I was craving the most was the emotional support and reassurance as well as physical comfort during my labour. If I could have a "do-over", the one thing I would change would be the addition of a Doula! I wish my much younger self knew more about Doula's and all that they have to offer!
In addition to being a birth and postpartum Doula and a fully insured member of the Association of Ontario Doulas, I am also a childbirth educator and certified car seat technician with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada. I have spent 20+ years working with children as a Dance Educator and I graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from York University. Some of my studies included Dance, Kinesiology, Human Anatomy, Psychology and Pedagogy to name a few.
My own birth experiences coupled with being present as a labour coach for some very important ladies in my life helped me to find my calling. I was a Doula and I didn't even know it! I love being able to provide knowledge and un-biased support to women and their families during the most momentous occasion in their lives and I feel so fortunate to get to share in the birth experiences of so many brave and beautiful women.
Training & Courses:
Birth Doula Training (DONA International)
Postpartum and Infant Care Training (ProDoula)
INFACT Canada 20hr Breastfeeding Course
Infant Feeding Specialist Training (ProDoula)
Member of the Association of Ontario Doulas
Certified Car Seat Technician (CPSAC)
Childbirth Educator (Prodoula)
St. John's Ambulance CPR & First Aid
(Level C CPR & AED)