Sweet Song Doula
Phone: (508) 808-1587
Birth Fee: $950 to $1000
Fee Details: My fee is $985. I require a 50% deposit, with the balance due by 37 weeks.
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 39 births attended
Specific certifications for the above: toLabor birth doulaType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Framingham, MA
Nicole was an excellent fit for me and my husband during my pregnancy, labor, and post labor. We knew when we met her that she would bring a good balance of experience and respect for what we wanted to get out of the labor. Nicole was helpful and responsive leading up to my labor. She answered questions by phone and email and made me feel secure in my choices by offering great advice and resources. When I went into labor Nicole was there for support and guidance both for me and, almost more importantly, for my husband. Even ending up with a c-section after a long labor, Nicole was an invaluable support for me so that my husband could go with our new baby to the nursery. I highly recommend her services!
Nicole was a tremendously strong advocate and a wonderful communicator. She was knowledgable, friendly, and was incredibly committed to our birth plan, which helped during times when important decisions needed to be made. As a 38-year-old mother attempting a "high-risk" VBAC with early ruptured membranes and fluctuaing blood pressure, there was a lot of pressure on me along the way to "move things along," and she helped facilitate some turns of events that we are very happy with. She paid close attention to some underlying issues that needed to be addressed so that the process could move forward in a positive way, and I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. Her confidence in me was unwavering, which gave me the strength I needed in the midst of some very challenging circumstances. I can't thank her enough, and would recommend her highly to anyone needing someone "in their corner" to help facilitate a positive and joyful birth experience in any setting.
Nicole is a wonderful doula. During my pregnancy and birth she was professional, timely with responses to my questions, friendly and honest, open to all of our needs and ideas about our birth, and available when we needed her. Nicole clearly loves being a doula and makes sure to provide her clients with information that can make their pregnancy and birth experience more intentional and informed. Nicole would send me articles or book recommendations even without asking (and would seek answers to questions when I did ask). During our birth, she was fully present to meet my needs and provided a real support for me during active labor and ultimately the birth itself. My postpartum visit with Nicole was helpful too, as we could debrief the birth experience (and I could hear details that I may have missed while birthing) and I could ask her questions about breastfeeding and sleeping. I highly recommend working with Nicole and certainly look forward to doing so again should we have another baby.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about having Nicole as my doula. We met with Nicole a couple of times before the birth and were in contact with her often via email. She knew our plans for having a natural childbirth and she helped us formulate how we would talk about our birth plan to our doctor. The real test began when my water broke – I didn’t know what it was! Rather than calling our doctor, my husband and I called Nicole! She talked us through what to do and helped us relax and calm down my nerves! She was there with us every step during my time in the hospital and was by my side throughout my non-medicated labor. Despite my intention to have a natural birth, my baby flipped her head up and it was impossible to push her out. Plus I came down with a fever, which meant I was facing my worst fear – a C-section. Having Nicole by my side helped us through what could have been a traumatic birth experience and transformed it into something beautiful and memorable. Not only was she supportive throughout my hours and hours of labor, she was by my side throughout the surgery. When my husband stayed with the baby after the birth, Nicole was there right up until the moment I was in recovery. The worst part about my birth experience was saying goodbye to Nicole – she felt like part of our family. I highly recommend Nicole’s doula services – she is resourceful and flexible and is there to support you no matter what happens.
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