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

I was referred to Nicole from a highly trusted doula, who noted Nicole's expertise in movement and VBAC. On paper Nicole seemed like a perfect match for my birth goals. I quickly felt confident that Nicole was the right fit to help me prepare for my second birth. Despite the pandemic creating distance, it was easy to communicate with Nicole and regularly connect about any questions, concerns and preparations. My husband and I had zoom sessions with her leading up to the final weeks of pregnancy. She introduced me to Hypnobabies and was an incredibly positive and informative resource as I focused on HB preparation. She answered all questions with evidence based responses and really emphasized the importance of me listening to my own body. I appreciated the birthing rehearsal that we did in my home where she provided us with various strategies which all fit into the HB model. My husband and I both felt confident about ways to focus on birthing timing. When the time came, Nicole was calming over the phone in the middle of the night and helped guide us in making decisions based on my ability to listen to my body. Due to COVID precautions, she wasn't allowed into our room until my COVID test returned negative and throughout the (more than 2 hour!) wait - she provided perfect support to my husband via text so that he could help me advocate for my preferences to all medical staff. When she came in, she quickly adjusted lighting and noise in the room and effectively worked with the medical staff so that she, my husband and I could focus on my birthing time. Her suggestions of movement and positioning were invaluable. She held space for concerns while redirecting my attention to my strength and abilities. I know that working with Nicole helped me achieve my pregnancy and birthing goals and I highly recommend working with her. It's amazing how she can have such an incredibly powerful impact without taking up much space in the room. I am forever grateful to Nicole!!

-Whitney

July 19, 2021

a photo from Nicole Sawyers Todd, CLD, CPPD, HCHD, CHCE, SM

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

SEE FULL PROFILE

Updated 4/20/2024

Birth Fee: $1000 to $2800

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $55

8

Years on DoulaMatch

SEE FULL PROFILE

Updated 4/20/2024

Certified Doula
VERIFIED CERTIFICATION
Years in practice
YEARS IN PRACTICE
8
Testimonials
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
61