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Nancy Abbott

Beautiful Baby, Beautiful Birth

Phone: 603-434-5990

Birth Fee: $1100

Fee Details: It is so hard to assign a monetary value to what a doula does. There is a need to be compensated for what we do, but also to stay available to a greater part of the birthing community.

Birth Doula Experience: 47 years and 600 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: On-call doula service

Clients per Month: 1 to 5

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I try to bring a peace to the labor room. This allows a laboring mom to focus on the job at hand. A doula presence is so important. Consistency in labor is the hallmark of doula care. I work to advocate for the mom, and attempt to bring birth satisfaction as she faces many options in the laboring process.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
It is a joy to be able to help laboring moms to labor at their own speed, with strength they didn't know they had: to have the support of the midwife and doula at her side. Priceless!
Attends home births? Some Home Births

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • BA in Social Work with a minor in Psychology. Featured in the doula anthology "Round the Circle," by Julie Brill.

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have volunteered with teen pregnancies with the Sophia Little Home. I volunteer with the Shepherd's Pantry, Windham, NH. I also work with the Sonshine Soup Kitchen, Derry, NH. I actively serve with Pettaway Pursuit Foundation.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Nancy Abbott

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Jennifer Gridley

I was referred to Nancy by a trusted contact and was not disappointed! I was planning a natural water birth for my first child and had interviewed two other doulas. Nancy was the only doula that took the initiative to come to my home for our interview; she told us about her impressive personal and professional journey and the experience she had gained through having her six children naturally and supporting hundreds of women through their births since the late 1970's. Her competence and positive, soothing energy sold us and we hired her on the spot. Nancy's goal is birth satisfaction, no matter what does and doesn't go according to 'plan'. She helps you to make the best decision possible at each turn and provided solid support for me during an unplanned induction. Drawing from her strength and encouragement, I was able to achieve a pain-med-free birth, even though I had to endure the effects of Pitocin and was tethered due to continuous fetal monitoring. Nancy topped off her birth support with a homemade blanket and a lovely birth story during her postpartum visit. I would highly recommend Nancy's services!

Posted 2/27/2015

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Mark Gurevich

My wife and I could not have gone through this experience any better with the help of the amazing Nancy Abbott. She handled everything professionally, offered tons of actually useful advice before, during, and after labor. I am not a religious person in the least, but Nancy was our angel who shepparded us through the unknown of the first birth. Three months later, we still think of her every day when we look at our baby daughter. She gets 10 stars out of 5. 

Posted 11/4/2014

Birth Availability for Nancy Abbott

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