Welcome and congratulations on your pregnancy!
What an incredible journey you have embarked upon.
Pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period are among the most memorable times in the life of every mother and family.
Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through Birth.
— Marcie Macari
Throughout history, women have been supported during this journey by other women. A "doula" (sometimes known as a birth coach, childbirth or birth assistant, labor support professional or birthing companion) is just that - a woman who provides continuous emotional, physical, non medical, and informational support during pregnancy, labor, birth and after the arrival of newborns.
I am Nikalee. As a certified birth and postpartum doula and birth educator, I support mothers and their families as they journey through these experiences and welcome new life. It is my belief that every woman deserves a birth team uniquely designed to meet her needs and help her achieve her best birth experience. It is my passion, my goal, and my privilege to help you have the best birth and postpartum experience you can.
You will remember the birth of your baby for the rest of your life. I would love to help you create a memory you cherish.
Megan and Jeremiah, November 30, 2009 Shared with permission