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Nicole Tawse

Rooted In Doula Services

New Westminster, BC Service range 12 miles

https://www.rootedindoula.ca

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1300

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $40

Availability Remarks: Birth: 2-4 birth clients per month Postpartum: 1-2 night shifts (Tuesdays/Wednesdays) per week. 1-2 day shifts (Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Sundays) per week.

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1300

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $40


Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 46 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

2 years and 11 families served


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Apple Blossom Families - Birth Doula Certificate Program

Doula Training

  • MotherWit, June 2022
  • Apple Blossom Families, July 2022

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 2 to 4 births and 1 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
It would be my greatest honour to support you on your journey. My passions specifically reflect my own experience and include evidence-based education (especially in the area of perceived “big babies” and biologically normal infant sleep), helping my clients feel empowered to make and uphold choices that align with their values for their birth experience, and making space to acknowledge and support the transformation that parenthood truly is.

Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
There are no birth centres in BC.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I love attending home births! It’s an amazing experience getting to support people in the comfy safe environment of their own home! If you’re considering this option, I’d love to chat more about what a home birth actually looks like and what makes it safe for many birthers/babies!


College Education

AA/AS


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth pool rental
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Photography - Birth
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am a DAFGP (Doulas for Aboriginal families grant program) approved doula and I attend volunteer births with the local Doula Services Association in BC!

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Birth Doula Package: 2-4 Prenatal Appointments 1 Body/Breastfeeding/Postpartum/Baby Sleep Preparation Appointment Monthly/weeklycheck-ins, up until 6 weeks postpartum On-Call Virtual Support from time of hire Continuous In-Person Support for your birth Use of TENS Machine & other pain dispersion tools 1-2 Postpartum Visits Birth Pool set up/rental/clean up available for $150 add on. Postpartum Shifts: Daytime - $35/hour (4 hour minimum) Overnight - $40/hour (6 hour minimum) Call/text/e-mail support Body-feeding support Preparation of nourishing meals to heal your postpartum body Light household chores (laundry, dishes, tidying) Light pet care (feeding, walks) Baby-wearing support Hands on assistance and education of how to care for the postpartum birther & the new baby Watching baby so you can get some much needed rest/relaxation

Service Area

New Westminster, BC Service range 12 miles

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Helene

3/26/2024

Nicole was a wonderful partner to have for the birth preparation and birth of our first child. Without her, I think my birth experience might actually have ended up being somewhat traumatizing! 

We took some prenatal classes and did our own research, but the birth preparation sessions with Nicole brought us so much and were most useful. She is very knowledgeable, empathetic, and her advice evidence-based. She helped us navigate the end of my pregnancy with peace, and worked with us on my birth preferences with great tools and information. Her approach was tailored to us, our situation, and the hospital were we were planning to give birth (BC Women's). 

On the birth day, nothing went wrong but nothing went as planned either. I am so grateful Nicole was by our side to help us navigate the experience and I cannot imagine what it would have been like to go through it without her. I notably had to make a lot of decisions on the spot, and Nicole's emotional, physical, and psychological support was absolutely priceless at that point. 

Thank you Nicole, you're the best!

Holly

2/13/2024

Nicole was our doula for our baby boy delivered in January! She was incredible from the moment we met (virtually and in person!) we shared similar beliefs and values and she was always super prompt to respond to my messages. My husband has commented on how professional and impressive she was during my labor and birth as she was always there with what I needed without me needing to ask. We would definitely recommend booking Nicole as your doula!

Alex Stutz

1/6/2024

Having Nicole as part of our team for the birth of our first child was the best decision we made. Being first time parents, we weren’t sure what to expect or how best to prepare for labour, but after our 3 at-home sessions with Nicole leading up to labour, she left us feeling confident and knowledgeable for what was to come, along with all possible outcomes/procedures/choices that we may have come across.

During our 3 at-home sessions, Nicole came prepared with detailed presentations and educated us on a variety of topics. She’s extremely detailed and took the time to understand what our individual needs were throughout the entire process. We also had the ability to message or call Nicole whenever we had questions or when we eventually needed her to come to our home once labour had started.

Not only did Nicole provide support for the mother, she also ensured that I (father) was supported during the labour.

Nicole is a professional at what she does and we’d highly recommend her for anyone looking into doula services.

Thanks so much Nicole!

With love from Mateo, Iliana, and Alex

 

Hailey Cohen

10/17/2023

Nicole is above and beyond what someone would assume a doula is. She surpassed the supportive role, and became a friend, a care-giver, a rock, and so much more. Through a traumatic birth experience in which my wife and I struggle to heal from, our safety in our experience circles around the support we had from her. I experienced a lot of unexpected at my birth, both physically and mentally. To have her there is to know and feel a sense of peace, to look back at the pain and still find beauty in it. Through her advocacy for your needs, selfless demeanor and tireless efforts to forsee your desires, she truly will be the doula match for you. 

Melissa

8/28/2023

Our doula had an unexpected family emergency and had to pop out of town shortly before our birth. Nicole was her backup and I am SO greatful! We were only situated for a day and a half before our baby decided to make his way super fast into the world but felt like we were in fantastic hands from the first contact with her. 

 

Nicole offered us some great objective advice with some of the last minute questions we had that helped us make some important decisions regarding our birth. Her knowledge of how hospital births go down was invaluable as she was able to advocate for us at the right times in order to ensure that we had all of our wishes for our birth known to the hospital team. 

 

With Nicole's support, we had exactly the experience we were hoping for. We could not recommend her enough for anyone looking for a doula that is knowledgeable, very kind and extremely supportive. 

 

 

 

 

Leonie Hoerster

3/21/2023

Nicole was an absolute amazing doula for me and my husband! She was increidble quick in answering any and all questions we've had pre and post birth and kept us calm during labor. The pre-natal visits with Nicole were very informative and she always was able to provide additional resources if needed, which was helpful as we've journed into parenthood. Nicole's post partum support was almost even more invaluable (and we're still working with her!) as she eased our anxieties and was available 24/7 for any and all questions that came up with a newborn. She gave us confidence, calmness and support in every aspect. We highly recommend working with Nicole! 

Gurleen

3/10/2023

Nicole has been vital and fundamental part of my birth team and pregnancy journey. As first-time parents, my partner and I really valued how Nicole took over a very stressful situation during my early labor and converted it into most memorable and smooth process for me. Having Nicole along with me on the journey was amazing, and all the knowledge and guidance she provided helped me to really advocate for myself in actively shaping the kind of birth I always wanted to have. I had a situation where midwife had recommended labor induction , which was not as per birth plan. I had a number of unexpected bumps along the way, and I felt supported and informed to make the best possible decisions for myself and my baby. Nicole truly went above and beyond during the labour, helping me through contractions, reminding me of the benefits or risks of various procedures at the hospital, helping my partner with his stress, sticking with us both. It is a credit to Nicole that I was able to have a vaginal unmedicated delivery. I’m fairly certain that without her support I could have been pressured into more medical interventions which can be avoided. Despite the hiccups along the way, I was able to have a beautiful birth experience overall, and that was hugely thanks to Nicole. I will always and forever give a huge shout out to the star of my delivery process - "Nicole tawse" ????

Julia

1/4/2023

We had a wonderful experience with Nicole as our doula. We chose her to support us because she seemed down to earth, knowledgeable, and we had a good connection. Her prenatal appointments offered a lot of information in a relaxed setting and gave us the space to ask questions, and she helped us to create a birth plan. Nicole was an amazing support during labour and birth; she did everything from accupressure on my feet during contractions, keeping us hydrated, to helping us leave the house with everything we needed when I started pushing at home and wanted to get to the hospital. It was so great to have an extra support person there, especially someone who would gently remind me to listen to my body. I think having her with us allowed me to achieve my goal of an unmedicated vaginal birth and we are forever grateful that she supported us in welcoming our baby girl! 

Cathy Liao

11/6/2022

Thank you Nicole for the best care during my pregnancy and postpartum. The level of patience you had with me and your attentiveness blew me away. I will recommend your services to all expecting and postpartum mamas going forward! 

Thao Nguyen

8/4/2022

I'm glad to have engaged Nicole as my birth doula to assist with the birth of my 2nd son at Surrey Memorial hospital. She was easy to work with and very attentive to my needs. From the beginning, communication over requirements and expectations were set clearly and she was very quick in responding to my texts and provided valuable resources to prepare me for my birth journey. Highly recommended Nicole for any mothers who need a great company and helping hand during birth. 

Birth Availability for Nicole Tawse

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Postpartum Availability for Nicole Tawse

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