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Brooke Hickman

Lake Norman Doula & Wellness

Website: https://www.lkndoula.com/

Phone: 704-202-7334

Birth Fee: $1100 to $1300

Fee Details: Payment plans available - I am very flexible. Birth Photography add on package available. I am also a Certified Exercise Physiologist with experience in treating patients with diabetes and hypertension. If one of your goals is to stay active and strong during pregnancy, I can help! *Optional prenatal and postpartum exercise & wellness training. Help prevent gestational diabetes and reduce labor time!*

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 8 births attended

Doula Training

  • Birth Arts International, December 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Midwife must be present.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Teens

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography

Client Testimonials for Brooke Hickman

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Katy

Hiring Brooke will be one of the best investments you can make for your birth and pregnancy!

Brooke provided education materials, books, support and encouragement throughout our pregnancy. She visited with us twice to lend materials and to practice laboring positions and discuss all the risks and benefit of different aspects of birth. I never felt any pressure to birth a certain way and Brooke was incredibly supportive of all of our decisions leading up to the birth of our child. 

I experienced prodromal labor for weeks before I gave birth and Brooke helped me work through it and determine how to handle it so that I was well rested when the time came for full-blown labor. I never felt that my concerns were not taken seriously and I felt like Brooke was very encouraging and supportive when I was feeling worn down. 

When the day came, our birth went incredibly quickly. I was in labor for 2 1/2 hours start to finish. Brooke rushed to the birth center, walked in, and immediately started preforming the counter-pressure techniques we had discussed that I would like to try during labor. The relief I felt from the pressure and pain of intense contractions was immediate and incredible. Brooke's calm and collected demeanor helped me to feel safe, calm, relaxed, and prepared for the birth of our daughter. 

Immediately post birth, Brooke was encouraging and supportive and I could tell she was genuinely so happy for us. You could just see her joy overflowing. 

During the postpartum period, Brooke came to check on us, do my belly bind, offer advice and support about healing, and talk with me through my baby blues. 

All in all I can't sing Brooke's praises enough. She is an incredible woman, mother, and doula, and we were so honored to have her support and encouragement at our birth. She will absolutely be present if we decide to have another child.

Posted 9/5/2019

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Morgan Smorgala

I cannot fathom the birth of our daughter without Brooke in the picture. She was everything we searched for in a doula and more. Brooke was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and made it clear that she would be supportive no matter what we envisioned for our birth plan. We had 2 appointments prior to our birth where Brooke came to our house and spent extensive time with me and my husband answering questions, helping us form our birth plan, practicing labor techniques, etc. so that we felt well prepared. She also text me to check in after my scheduled doctors appointments and sent encouraging messages as we neared our due date. One of the things that was important to us in a doula was that she had a strong Christian faith. It was so comforting to me to have Brooke pray over me while I was in labor. While in labor, she was always by my side encouraging my husband and I both, applying back pressure during contractions, making sure I always had water, holding my legs as I pushed, and the list goes on. Additionally, when I had an unexpected postpartum follow-up appointment and my husband was unable to go because of work, Brooke took me to my appointment!! That was certainly not in her job description but her selflessness once again solidified why we chose her and would highly recommend her to anyone! She is truly using her God given gift. She was made to be a Doula!!

Posted 4/30/2019

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Kira Figg

Brooke was such an asset during the birth of my second child. She quickly cleared her scheudle and booked it across town to get to me in a timely manner. She was ready & willing to do whatever it was I needed. She offered verbal & physical support, all the chapstick I could need, and took memorable photos I'll forever cherish. I really appreciated having Brooke on my side for my very intense quick birth. 

Posted 11/28/2018

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Amanda Bryson

Someone asked me what my birth experience was like, and without hesitation, I said it was absolutely amazing. I have my doula to thank for that.  Brooke was absolutely fabulous and everything that I wanted in a doula. As a first time mom, Brooke helped me understand what was going to happen, what my options were, and the information behind each choice. There is not a hint of judgment from her, she simply presents the evidence and helps to facilitate an informed decision. She was available when I needed her to answer random questions via text message, and found research for me if she didn't already have it. I truly believe that because of her my baby's birth was as smooth and simple as it could have possibly been. Thank you, Brooke!!  

Posted 10/5/2018

Birth Availability for Brooke Hickman

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