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Nicole Kaplan

East Central Indiana Birth, LLC

Website: http://ecibirth.com

Phone: 7657290395

Birth Fee: $900

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $40

Fee Details: Please contact me to set up your free consultation. Payment plans and gift certificates available.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: On-call doula service

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 2 to 10 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Please contact me directly if you have questions about home births.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • ProDoula CBE Certified

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I run a pregnant and postpartum support group virtually and in person. We meet every third Tuesday at the Northwest YMCA in Muncie under the title "Mothers United."

Languages spoken: Dabble in Italian, German, and Spanish.

Client Testimonials for Nicole Kaplan

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Nicole Hickman

I absolutely loved my entire experience with Nicole.

Pregnancy - She answered so many questions throughout my pregnancy, came to my home to help me out from teaching me how to use my breast pump, to helping me get my house in order, and even doing some meal prep so I'd have quick meals in the freezer once we got home with baby.

Labor - Nicole provided us with techniques to assist with pain management during the labor and she helped me through contractions while my husband grabbed some much needed shut eye after coming off a 12 hour work shift (because of course I went into labor while he was at work). She made sure he was fed, and that I had all the water I wanted, so that my husband didn't have to leave my side.

Delivery - I wanted nothing to do with my husband's "You're doing so good!" during delivery (cause seriously, he had no clue what that felt like), so having Nicole there to cheer me on was much needed. In the rush after delivery, she helped make sure we got what we wanted (delayed cord clamping, my husband cutting the cord, etc) because I was so tired I wouldn't have remembered myself.

Post-Delivery - Nicole stayed to make sure we had everything we needed, then left our new little family to our bonding.

Post-Partum - I struggled with breast-feeding in the first few weeks after our sweet baby girl joined us, and having someone to call besides the lactation consultant to listen to my fears and assure me that I wasn't doing anything wrong was great.

While I know that we could have gone through this pregnancy without a doula, having her support and assistance was incredibly helpful. Nicole was very knowledgable when it came to answering my millions of questions, and supportive of the decisions my husband and I made for our birth plan. 

Thank you so much for being there for us, we couldn't have asked for a better doula!

Posted 4/18/2017

Birth Availability for Nicole Kaplan

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Postpartum Availability for Nicole Kaplan

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