Happy Birth Day Doula
Phone: (916) 955-4768
Birth Fee: $650
Fee Details: Payment plan is available. Please don't hesitate to discuss fees with me! Credit cards accepted. I am honored to serve teen moms and military members or spouses of deployed members for free.
Birth Doula Experience: 10 years
Doula certification(s) have been submitted and are pending approval
Specific certifications for the above: CD (DONA), Hypno doula through hypnobabiesType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Member of Capital City Doulas Member of Valley Foothill Doula Collective Trained hypnosis-labor doula
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Sacramento, CA
I had gotten a list of local doula names and had already met with 2 before meeting with Nanci. Right away I felt a connection with her. She was very calm and easygoing and we had several things in common.
I asked her to be my doula because I really felt comfortable with her and thought that she would give me knowledgable but mother-like support. :-)
We met several times and she always gave me good tips and resources to check out and loaned me several books. She was in frequent email or text contact to see how I was doing. I told her I was interested in laboring in water and she was able to hook me up with a birthing tub for my living room!
She introduced me to her back-up, Teresa, and I liked her too! But I was really confident that Nanci would be there for me when I needed her.
I ended up texting her at about 3 in the morning and she was at my doorstep shortly thereafter. She kept me going through my very looooooong labor...giving me suggestions of different things to try to speed things up and keep things moving and encouraging me not to give up and telling me I was doing great.
I stayed at home all that day, in and out of the tub, walking, resting and finally decided to go to the hospital around 7 that night. Once we were there, she kept reminding me of my birth plan and encouraged me to ask questions to find out what choices were available.
She gave my husband suggestions for things he could do to help me also. She directed my family according to what I was comfortable with and she wasn't bossy.
I finally had my baby boy at 8:30 the following morning. She may have been just as excited as we were!
I could really tell that she loves the whole birthing process. She was a very calming presence and I'm very glad she was there with us.
Thank you Nanci!
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