Nina Skagerlind-Gelb is the BEST doula we could ever have wished for! After doing an incredibly thorough search for a doula, including speaking with multiple candidates, Nina was BY FAR the friendliest, most down-to-earth, supportive, responsive, dependable, thorough, hardworking, organized, and most genuinely caring person for the role.
Nina happens to be incredibly intelligent, and modestly so (she graduated from an Ivy League college). She also has a very interesting, multicultural background with international experiences (she happens to speak English as if it’s her first language). Nina is somehow as reasonably priced as a doula could possibly be. It is evident that her priority is helping people.
Nina is upbeat and positive, with an ability to make anyone feel comfortable. At the same time, she is empathetic and supportive, letting you feel heard, thoroughly exploring any ideas or questions, and validating any feelings and concerns you may have. Nina listens, making you feel special and cared about, as if she has all of the time in the world for you. The moment she became my doula, so much of the stress and anxiety I had around giving birth disappeared.
Having Nina present for my labor and delivery was an incredibly positive and helpful experience for my husband and me. Nina helped him feel supported and gain a better understanding on how to support me. Nina is a big reason why I feel my delivery was the best and most positive experience possible. It was like a dream! Despite any stresses my husband and/or I faced, Nina made us feel like she would always be there if we needed her as a caring, stable, sensitive, positive, non-judgmental support. She is so reassuring!
If we were to have more children, we would absolutely want Nina as my doula again! Nina went above and beyond in supporting us, and I am certain that she will do the same for you!
March 11, 2022