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Northern Star Doula

Northern Star Doula supports new and expectant parents through some of the most transformative experiences of their lives; pregnancy, birth, the immediate postpartum period, and life with a brand new baby.


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Northern Star Doula

Northern Star Doula supports new and expectant parents through some of the most transformative experiences of their lives; pregnancy, birth, the immediate postpartum period, and life with a brand new baby. Birth Doulas assist parents in preparing for the birth experience, gathering local resources, creating birth and postpartum plans, and they provide physical, informational, and emotional support, comfort measures, and advocacy throughout the labor and birth process. Postpartum Doulas are also available to come to the home - day or night - to provide support through navigating the birth recovery process, newborn care, basic lactation, and more. Doula services are whatever you and your family need them to be.


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  • Tres R.

    I was skeptical, at first, about whether or not hiring a doula was worth the investment; your typical dad-to-be just wanting to give my girlfriend whatever she wanted in order to feel as comfortable as possible. After all, I wasn’t the one having to carry our child for nine months. Needless to say, having now gone through the childbirth experience with Nicole there by our side, I don’t think I could have done it without her, and her services were easily worth double the amount we paid. I could not have fathomed the level of intensity this experience was going to bring our way. Throughout it all, Nicole was there to not only support my girlfriend, but to also support me and help me be a better help to her as well. She gave us so much helpful information leading up to the birth of our son so that we felt confident taking the leap into parenthood.

    The birthing experience was unforgettable, and she truly made what could have been a chaotic situation as calm and smooth as possible for the both of us. Anytime I didn’t know what to do or how to help, Nicole was there to offer extremely helpful suggestions in order to make her feel as comfortable as possible throughout the laboring process. I highly recommed her services, and I’ve already suggested to friends of ours who are pregnant to look into hiring a doula because of the amazing experience we had with Nicole. She’s extremely knowledgable and presents everything in the most down-to-earth way possible. By the end, she honestly felt like a friend we’d had for years. Thanks for everything, Nicole!

  • Kimberly

    We have had the pleasure of nicole being our doula for all three of our births. She tells me I could do it without her now, but there is something in me that doesn’t think I could. The energy, support, and positivity that nicole brings to a room is incredible. Nicole allows birth to feel safe, natural, and comfortable. She shows up and answers her phone no matter the time. She is always there for you, through the laughs and the cries. She provides an outmost of information to answer any questions and will always give an honest outlook. Nicole’s become a part of our family. One of those people you don’t have to talk to everyday but you share a social bond and know they’ll always be there for you. She will forever be a huge part of all our birth stories, and we truly can’t ever thank her enough.

  • Lindsay A.

    Where do I start?! From the first phone call, I knew I had to have Nicole on my team to prepare for my 2nd birth. She is confident and knowledgeable and clearly dedicated to providing exceptional support. This is demonstrated by the wealth of resources organized on the client portal and through discussions leading up to the big day. I never felt dismissed and benefited greatly from honest evidence-based answers to all of my questions. And when that day did come, she provided the calm and encouragement we needed to bring our baby into this world. She also made sure the medical team understood our preferences, which was essential to achieving our desired birthing atmosphere. I will recommend her to all expecting parents in the area. She delivered on all promises!

  • Justine I.

    Nicole was an AMAZING doula! She gave me the confidence and support I needed for an amazing birth experience. It was so helpful to bounce ideas off of her throughout my pregnancy about everything from providers to birth plans and she was super knowledgeable about all things related to birth. When my water broke, she was the first person I called to get advice. During the birth, she was just a very calming presence and I appreciated her low-key demeanor. After the birth, her role became critical as I had some complications. I was so grateful to have her support as the doctors, midwives, and nurses were in and out of the room. Her constant unwavering presence during that time was critical in keeping me calm and helping me to recover from the birth. She literally held my hand while my husband held our son in the first hours of his life and I am forever grateful for that. She was even sweet enough to go get me a Wawa hoagie (my pregnancy craving) to have as my first meal after giving birth. Most importantly, I always felt that she had my best interest at heart. This was exactly the support I needed to have the confidence and strength to achieve my VBAC. Northern Star Doula is the perfect name because Nicole was truly a guiding light throughout my pregnancy and birth. I would highly recommend her services!

  • Main Line Parent Community Parent

    Our first son was born in late 2014 and, even though we had taken childbirth classes, when the time came and I had to be induced, we felt woefully unprepared and, if I’m honest, we saw a nurse maybe every hour or so and of course no doctor until they came to check how I was progressing. After 26 hours of labor, I ended up having to have an emergency c-section. The whole experience was really demoralizing and traumatic, so when we found out I was pregnant with our second son, we decided to make two big changes. First, we changed hospitals and practices to a hospital and practice that staffed doctors, midwives, and nurses. Second, we interviewed and hired a doula. My goal was to be able to VBAC if possible. Cue Nicole. Of the doulas we interviewed, we immediately felt comfortable with her and clicked on so many levels, including music preference! She met with us several times before the birth. We created a birth plan, shared it with my doctors, went to a pelvic mechanics class she recommended, learned how to use a rebozo to alleviate my back pain, sciatica, etc. I went into labor on my own this time but suffered from back labor. From my first contraction to time of birth was approximately 38 hours and Nicole was there as soon as we got to the hospital around hour nine and stayed well past the birth. She coached me (and my husband) with so many ideas and methods we never would have known to try, including but not limited to different positions to progress labor, ways to manage pain, using the rain shower, etc. She even stayed awake while my husband and I took a short nap after I had a dose of pain meds to massage my back every time I contracted so I could rest. She interacted professionally with the midwives, doctors and nurses on staff and we felt so much more supported. After I gave birth, she visited us twice, helped me learn how to use a belly binder for support, brought me the most comfortable donut to help me sit. I really cannot say enough about how awesome she is. We give her our highest recommendation for best doula. She transformed our second birth experience. I never could have accomplished my goal without her, but I did it and am forever grateful.

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