Testimonial for Nicole Sawyers Todd, CLD, CPPD, HCHD, CHCE, SM

My experience with Nicole was not typical. I met her as a result of her being my neighbor. My first impression of her was a warm and beautiful soul. When I became pregnant and choose her as my doula, it was not just as a result of the convenience of her being my neighbor, but because her inviting personality and caring heart made me feel secure. She has an inner strength that is not over bearing, but comforting. When it came to educating me about childbirth and and resources I might have needed, Nicole is an invaluable resource. Her primary goal is to empower her clients, which through my birthing experience, I can safely say, she does just that.

I was away in upstate New York for my baby shower, 4 hours away from Philly when I went into labor at 37w4d. Needless to say, I was not prepared to give birth so early, as my instinct throughout pregnancy was that I would deliver past my due date. However, I had been dealing with a great amount of stress as a result of my mother's being hospitalized, which I feel brought about a stress induced labor.

Since I was so far from Philly, Nicole was not able to be with me in person during my labor. Luckily, I had a close friend in Albany who is also a doula and was my surrogate doula. I still called Nicole, and by phone she was able to talk me through my labor when I needed her most. I did not have the best experience with my midwife, and I was able to call Nicole and have her talk to the midwife and help me make sense of what was happening in a moment of concern. She was able to translate the midwife's intentions so that I could pull myself through a difficult scenario.

As a result of Nicole's education and empowerment, and her talking me through my labor by phone call, I was able to have a positive birth experience, depsite being in a situation I was completely unprepared for.

I would recommend Nicole to anyone who is looking for an educated and empowering doula.

-Chistie Feathers

November 09, 2018

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Nicole Sawyers Todd, CLD, CPPD, HCHD, CHCE, SM

Northern Star Doula LLC South NJ + DE + SEPA

Birth Fee: $1000 to $2800

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $55

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Postpartum Rate: $40 to $55

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