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Nina Emlen

Emlen Family Doula


Phone: (207) 613-5598

Birth Fee: $700 to $900

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $25

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 18 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 6 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, December 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I will attend any home birth where a professional midwife is providing primary care.

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Board member, Kids' Corner - Community Early Care and Learning Facility

Languages spoken: English and conversational Spanish

Client Testimonials for Nina Emlen

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Kyle Shank

I had the pleasure of knowing Nina professionally before she became our Doula. She and I worked together at the same institution, our children attend the same daycare, and we were involved on the Board of said daycare. Hence, it was a no-brainer to ask her to be our Doula during the pregnancy, birth, and post-partum period of our family's second child. 

Nina was an incredible partner during my wife's pregnancy, meeting with us several times and offering very sage advice and overall counsel. During an unexpectedly complicated labor, she provided stability, comfort, and a strong pair of hands(!) to help us welcome our son into the world. She was not just an incredible doula, but also a trusted confidant, a wealth of knowledge, and a dear friend. We can't recommend her enough! 

Thanks, Nina!

Posted 7/12/2017

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Tiffany Hamilton

My husband and I decided to look into the option of a doula for the birth of our second child, due to the possibility that he wasn't going to be able to be there. After meeting Nina we knew she would be a perfect fit for us. She is warm, friendly and enthusiastic about childbirth. I immediately felt comfortable with her. Throughout my pregnancy she was supportive, encouraging and knowledgeable. My second labor was very different than my first. I was in early labor for days. She was there for my 24 hour stay in labor and delivery. During my stay she was amazing. She was nurturing, very attentive and ensured I was as comfortable as possible. She was informative by offering many suggestions to get labor going and walked the halls with me for hours! After my labor stalled I decided to go home and wait. The few days I spent at home waiting were the hardest days for me. Nina's emotional support durning this time was invaluable. Nina and I remained in almost constant contact, she was the positive and compassionate support I needed. After my membranes spontaneously ruptured, labor was fast and intense. Nina was there to help me stay focused on my birth plan and reminded me I could do it when I felt I couldn't. Not only did I feel supported my husband did also. We are forever grateful for Nina and are so lucky to have had her apart of our son's birth. She is a wonderful person and an incredible doula who will always hold a special place in my heart. I would recommend her to anyone considering a doula.


Posted 3/24/2017

Birth Availability for Nina Emlen

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Postpartum Availability for Nina Emlen

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