Hiring Nina as our doula was easily one of the best decisions we made for my pregnancy. Nina has become part of the family for us, and we simply can’t recommend her highly enough. From the beginning, Nina was professional, organized, funny, and thoughtful. She pays attention to the details and is eager to get to know you and your family. My pregnancy was fairly uncomplicated, but there were times that I had questions and needed more support than what my doctor was providing. Nina was a sounding board for us, and helped us understand our choices for birth and how to educate ourselves accordingly. She provided a wealth of knowledge and experience that we would not have had otherwise. She made my husband and I feel extremely comfortable and excited about everything. The birth itself did not go as anyone planned due to several unexpected complications, but Nina’s presence was even more critical because of it. She supported us through a very difficult and long labor, and provided everything from counterpressure during contractions to getting me things out of my bag if I needed it (allowing my husband to get some much needed rest!). Our labor was 27 hrs and Nina was instrumental at every step. She checked on me while I napped and was extremely attentive to my *every* need. I was in awe of how much she was willing to do for me, beyond typical doula duties. That is why she feels like a part of the family now... because she was truly in the trenches with us! Weeks after the birth, Nina was so helpful in helping me process what happened emotionally and mentally. She checked on me periodically during the postpartum phase and truly felt like a caring friend who wanted to make sure I was okay. Nina provided so much more than just labor coaching. She was and is part of our support system, and she does it out of the kindness and goodness of her heart. She is one of those special people that has truly found her calling. I fully and wholeheartedly recommend Nina!
March 09, 2022