29 years and 500 births attended
Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per month: 1 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend all homebirths with a midwife attending.
Served on the R.E.A.C.H.E. board, Have been a speaker at PALS meetings and conferences, and at LeLeche League annual conference.
$600 initial fee to add to schedule. 2nd half is due after the baby is born ($900). Sliding scale available for special situations.
Bellevue, WA Service range 15 miles no ferries
Nancy is an incredible women. So full of love and knowledge to share. We took her hypnosis course initially then hired her as our doula. Nancy is quick to respond, reliable and very personable. To top it off, she has a great sense of humor ?? I recommended her to my pregnant friends and would highly recommend her services for yourself!
We were referred to Nancy through our birth classes with Wendy Dean and it was instantly a great match. We were expecting our first child and were keen to have a low intervention hospital birth. We had not considered hypnobirthing but found the sessions with Nancy and the practice at home invaluable at the birth. Nancy had a calming confident presence during the birth which was short and intervention free.
My husband had been reluctant to have a Doula as he was worried this would take away from his support role. Nancy was great at helping us to work together as a couple through the birth. We had an amazing birth experience which brought us closer together as a couple and we are both in no doubt, that it wouldn't have been such a positive experience without the preparation and support Nancy provided.
My husband and I had such a wonderful experience with Nancy as our doula. She has a calming touch and relaxing presence which comes in handy when you feel like you want to give up. We had such a strong bond with Nancy, that we truly feel she is forever a part of our little family.
The most important thing Nancy taugh me was to manage my pain. I did this through taking hypnobirthing classes with her and my husband. By learning her techniques, I was able to go deeply into a state of relaxation. By learning this and practicing with her voice as my guide through contractions, I labored start to finish in 6 hours.
Nancy was an awesome safety net for our first pregnancy. If you are a great match with Nancy you are guaranteed an excellent coach.
Working with Nancy was pivotal to my daughter’s beautiful natural birth. I first sought out Nancy because I knew I wanted to do hypnosis as a pain management technique, and in the process I also found an incredible doula. Along with her wonderful energy and calming presence, Nancy has so much wisdom as a childbirth educator, doula and former midwife that I felt completely prepared and supported during my pregnancy and birthing. Thank you Nancy!
After experiencing a very difficult hospital birth with our first child, I realized I needed support to look forward to the birth of our second child with anticipation versus fear. I was excited to discover a doula that would provide both emotional and physical support for our planned home-birth, but also hypnotherapy in advance to help me heal my fear and alleviate the tension I knew could get in the way of an easy second delivery. Nancy was amazing! The hypnosis for birth training was so grounding and helped me clear out the anxiety I was holding onto. It also gave me tools and self-confidence during labor. Nancy's calm presence and confident support helped both my husband and I throughout labor. My son was born at home, just as we dreamed. Thank you, Nancy, for helping make that possible!
Nancy was very dedicated and knowledgeable. She did prenatal education with my husband and I in addition to our hypnosis for birth classes. We felt that Nancy thoroughly provided tools for coping with labor, helped answer questions and eased our anxiety. My baby was two weeks late, Nancy was there for me when I felt very unsure about the safest course of action for me and my baby. When I did go into labor it was for over 48 hours- she was with us nearly the entire time. If it were not for Nancy and the care of my midwife and nurse, I believe I would have had a caesarian delivery after being in labor for two days. She gave me confidence to trust my body and helped get me into some interesting positions to get my baby to descend. Working with Nancy is working with the best!
= Available. Calendar last updated: 11-12-2022