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Nikiya Ellis

The Diverse Doula

Website: Http://www.thediversedoula.com

Phone: 8046835106

Birth Fee: $250 to $700

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $25

Fee Details: I have several different packages, please contact me for more details.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 12 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 1 families served

Doula Training

  • The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options & Resources (toLabor), January 2018
Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 0 to 4 births and 0 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • Certified Aromatherapist
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Reiki Practitioner

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Nikiya Ellis

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Paige Archer

We didn’t use a doula for my first birth, but we knew we wanted to use one for my second. We hoped for someone who was knowledgeable and supportive of the hypnobirthing experience we hoped to have, someone who we knew would advocate for us if we needed it, and someone who would be gentle and loving through the entire experience. Nikiya is all of these things and more and we are so grateful for the work that she does and the time she spent with us. 

I labored at home for as long as I could and Nikiya made herself available during this time, answering our phone calls and sharing in our excitement. She met us at the hospital minutes after checking in and was invaluable from the minute she entered the room. She is so confident, calm, gentle, intuitive, and nurturing - everything you can ask for in a doula. Her quiet encouragement and gentle touch was everything I needed to bring my baby earthside. She stayed with us for some time after my daughter was born and made sure my husband and I were all set and had everything we needed for that first night in the hospital. 

I loved learning and working with Nikiya from our first meeting to our last and I can only wish that all mothers would have the same love and support Nikiya shared with us.

Posted 10/1/2019

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Tiara

I am so glad to have had Nikiya as my birth doula for the birth of my son Tristan! Nikiya is extremely knowledgeable, professional, patient, and kind; and she was a tremendous help to my husband and I before, during, and after my labor.

When we were considering hiring a doula, I knew that I wanted someone who would help me to understand what was going on and to feel empowered to make good decisions about the birth process; and who would not influence a particular type of birth or philosophy on us either. Her guidance and regular check-ins from the first time I called during early labor all the way through to the point of delivery helped both of us keep our minds focused and rational. I wanted to labor as long as I could at home, and we did just that.

Without her guidance we would have delivered at home. Once we got to the hospital with every surge she massaged my back because that was the only way I could go through it and it made me feel so much better. Even stepping aside numerous times to let my husband minister to me. She even encouraged the Rebozo, which worked wonders! At one point I couldn’t speak through contractions and she was so in tune with my body she knew what I needed before I needed it. After an hour of being at the hospital our son was born! We cannot imagine this experience without her and would highly recommend her services to anyone!

Posted 6/15/2019

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Teresa Steele

Omg Nikiya is amazing she was by my side my whole pregnancy she go above and beyond to satisfy her clients I had a rough time during my pregnancy and she was by my side mentally and physically and emotionally when it was time to delivery  she was there the whole 2 in labor helping me Control my breathing and control my pain she made my delivery so much fun I had the best doula that I can ask for I would do it again only if I have her as my doula Nikiya is amazing doula and a amazing person the best experience I had and I truly appreciate her and all her hard work. 

Posted 3/21/2019

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Brittany-Aleisha Mitchell

My oldest Daughter is 5 years old and unfortunately I did not get to experience having a doula support me through the birth and postpartum. This time around I knew I had to have a Doula in my corner for support as well as knowledge about the birthing process And there after.  Nikiya gave me all of what I needed and then some. She was there for me at any time of day/night if I had any questions about whatever. She made me feel confident in myself. She helped me trust my body during my pregnancy journey. She taught me how to breath through contractions, how to center my pain, how to be assertive with the hospitals labor and delivery team. Once I told her I was in labor she was at the hospital right away! She even had my labor playlist and aromatherapy at the ready! Her guidance helped me have a very quick labor and delivery! Although it didnt go as we planned to the T, it was still a wonderful, beautiful and surreal experience. I cannot thank Nikiya enough for the wealth of knowledge and the confidence she gave me. Even now that I am postpartum I know that I can still reach out to her for support! My experience with her was everything that I needed! 

Posted 10/5/2018

Birth Availability for Nikiya Ellis

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