Birth Fee: $850 to $1000
Birth Doula Experience: 5 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
We met with several different doulas and only had a chance to interview Nicole via FaceTime but right away we knew she was the one for us. She was so helpful early on in keeping us calm and helping us to establish some goals and a solid birth plan.
when the big day came she was a game changer for us in terms of knowing what to do, helping with directing hospital staff in a polite but strong way that got us what we wanted. She did an amazing job under some very chaotic circumstances and kept us on track. After going through this, we think that everyone should have a doula and if you are lucky enough to get Nicole then just say yes and you will have no regrets.
I am so thankful to have had Nicole with us for our first birth experience. My husband and I both felt like we had no idea what we were doing and having the support of Nicole was incredibly vital to our experience. I initially wanted to hire a doula because my husband is a bit woozy when it comes to all things medical and I was worried about having to experience labor & delivery alone. What I did not realize was that in hiring Nicole, she would be supporting me but also my husband. My husband was able to have a very active role in my labor & delivery and felt more confident in doing so due to Nicole. She helped to coach us both. When I got pregnant I researched and read a lot of books about what kind of birth experience I wanted. When the day came, the course of my plan needed to change and I had a hard time with that. It was so nice to have a supportive person there. Nicole helped me to feel much more relaxed and comfortable during this experience, supported my decisions and helped talk them out with me, was there for me before labor when I had questions, and continues to be there for me now that my baby is here. I highly recommend Nicole and would hire her in a heartbeat for our next baby whenever that day is!
Nicole was an incredible support to both my husband and I. Our birth plan didn't go, well, as planned. We had planned for a birth center birth and ended up being transfered to the hospital. It was alot to process emotionally and physically but Nicole was a grounding presense and a wealth of encouragement. She seemed to always know the right words to say or how to direct my husband to comfort me. She had so many great tips and tools to help me cope through. Our birth would have gone much differently if it wasn't for the support of Nicole. Having her apart of our team was one of th best decisions we made. I cannot recommend her enough!
My husband and I went back and forth about whether or not to hire a doula for a while. We found Nicole when I was 36 weeks pregnant and knew right away after meeting her that we wanted to have her on our team. Her own varied birth experiences with her three children were comforting to my husband and I felt supported and understood by her. Nicole was a great resource as my body started to prepare for labor and she always responded quickly to my questions over text message or a phone call. When my doctor wanted to have me induced, Nicole discussed the options with my husband and I so we felt empowered and encouraged to ask the right questions at my next appointment.
On the day our baby decided to come, we were so thankful to have Nicole! She met us at the hospital with a wheelchair and took care of so many things so my husband could focus on staying by my side. Even when the nurse was in and out of the room, we had so much peace of mind having Nicole with us. She kept my husband involved and in no way stepped on his toes. She reminded me to change positions often during labor and had helpful tips during pushing. Nicole was truly a part of our team and we would highly recommend her to anyone searching for a doula.
Nicole was my Doula on May 2017 for my second birth. From my previous experience with my first son, I wanted my second birth experience to be better and not to repeat the same mistakes. Then, the idea of having a Doula came to mind and I mentioned it to my husband after explaining what a Doula does and he agreed with me right away.
I went on a search and found several Doulas online and I started calling. I was looking for someone who is confident, knowledgeable , empowering and love what she/he does. After calling and talking to several Doulas, I clicked with Nicole right away. My family scheduled to meet with her and we learned more about her and we decided to have her. The experience I had with her was amazing! She executed my birthing plan as I desired. She went above and beyond what I expected. Because of her, I had the best labor experience with no regrets and I will have a story to tell to all women that if I can have a natural birth...then any women can.
When I thought I couldn't do it, she kept reminding me that I could. She helped me with breathing and relaxation techniques, which helped immensely. She knew what to do at different stages of my labor...especially when I was sick. If you would like to have an amazing birthing experience,I highly recommend Nicole as your Doula. She is amazing at what she does.
Nicole was an amazing support person during the labor and birth of our first baby. My partner and I chose to hire her as our doula because of her warm & sweet presence, her personal experience giving birth to 3 children, and her vast birth knowledge. We knew it would take a very specific person to invite into the sacred birth space we wanted to create, and Nicole was the perfect fit. She was wonderful support leading up to labor- always checking in after our midwife appointments to see how baby and I were doing. She was so helpful answering any questions we had about pregnancy and preparing for the big day. Once labor started, Nicole was easy to contact and came to met us at the birth center quickly.
Nicole provided my partner and I the nurturing, feminine support we both needed during the labor. She offered great suggestions of different ways to move through the intensity of the contractions and how to really embrace the peace in between. She did a great job of helping my partner navigate his role by giving him ideas of different ways to support me physically and emotionally. She also took some amazing photos during labor and birth which I will cherish forever. We had a beautiful and successful natural water birth with our son after 13 hours of labor. I am so grateful for Nicole’s presence at our birth and beyond. It is obvious to see that she really cares about all of her clients and she does this doula work with the purest of intentions. We highly recommend her services!
I highly recommend Nicole. She came to the rescue to help me in the final hours of delivery with my baby girl. She was the back-up for my local doula and was called in after hour ~40 of labor and my other doula was spent. Nicole came right in, rolled up her sleeves and before I knew it I was holding my baby girl. She also was able to help me with our first latch! Nicole has the energy, positivity and endurance to be right there for a long or short delivery.
When looking for Doulas I wanted to find one that I clicked with. After speaking with Nicole on the phone I set up an in person interview for my husband and I to meet her. We connected instantly and she made us both feel so comfortable that we knew she was the one for us! She was so caring and passionate, it went beyond just our upcoming birth. As first time parents she helped us with all of our questions and she kept connected to us beyond just the meetings to set up and review our birth plan. I had asked Nicole to help my husband to support me during my birth which I wanted to do naturally at a birth center. When my water broke 3 weeks early, I immediately contacted Nicole, and she remained in constant touch as we tried to jumpstart my labor, helping to coach my husband over the phone while we were home. Nicole met us at the birth center once it was clear my labor was progressing very quickly. She greeted me immediately with words of support and strength, and took turns with my husband helping me to concentrate and focus. Nicole guided me in my labor and most importantly helped my husband to be an amazing and supportive birth partner; I felt so comfortable with her presence. I was able to get through transition and stick to my birth plan of no epidural with Nicole and my husbands support. She even took some pictures during my labor and birth, which really helped my husband and I be able to be present with each other, but not miss capturing some memories. I can't imagine being able to get through my birth without her and I'd do it a million times over. My husband was thrilled as well, and we recommend her highly!
Nicole was the reason I was able to have not only a sucessful natural birth, but a spa-like experience. She spent hours with me working hard to make sure I was comfortable, and her diligence and perserverance paid off. When I spent an entire night with back labor, she massaged me through every contraction. She showed my husband how to do it, but his hands did not relieve the pain like hers did--it took a woman's touch. She brought her knowledge of essential oils, which made a phenomenal difference in the stregth of the contractions. At one point she took a break to pump milk for her own baby, and I missed her presence. I didn't tell my husband, but all I wanted was for him to sit in a corner of the room and be present without touching me, and I wanted Nicole right there massaging my back. Now that I am about to deliver Baby #2, I wish Nicole lived close enough for me to utilize her expertise a second time. As she does not, all I can do is thank her for her service and envy the laboring mother who is at the receiving end of her love.
Nicole was my Doula for my 3rd birth. This was my first home birth, so having a doula was important to me. She was very attentive to my needs throughout the whole process. We talked numerous times about my wants and needs for my birth. Her suggestions about how to get through the transition period were very helpful! During my birth she was extremely supportive, not only to myself, but also to my husband and children. She remained very calm and respected my wishes to having a very quiet atmosphere during labor. She was able to entertain my children and take pictures so my husband and I didn't have to think about any of that. Her back massages during labor are AMAZING!!! Any time I started to doubt my abilities, she reminded me about my strength which was very encouraging! Her easy to get along with personality made the introduction with my midwife very smooth. Nicole truely feels like family and she treats you as if you are. A safe and healthy birth is her priority and If I have more children, she will be one of my first calls. I can't thank her enough for what she gave my family and I during such a precious moment in our lives.
Nicole Tardi was my doula for my first and (so far) only child. We met during a birthing class I was taking and I first noticed how kind and caring she was towards everyone. Towards the end of the classes, she offered her services to us (for free) which we happily accepted. She took the time out to visit with us in our home a couple weeks before I was due. Even before I went into labour she always made herself available for any questions or concerns I had.
On the big day, Nicole was there by my side and was such a tremendous help. As a first-time mother her kindness and reassurance was just what I needed and I could not have done it without her. This is especially true if you are hoping to have a natual delivery (no induction, augementation, epidurals, etc). She was equally committed to the birth plan I had set out and was a great support and advocate. She was very well prepared and even cooked for us! My labour was very long, about 40 hours in all and she was there throughout, always supportive, always caring.
I would recommend Nicole 1000 times over, especially if you're a first time mother and even if you're not. She is very dedicated and loves what she does!
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