Being pregnant for the first time can be a wholly unnerving and daunting experience with so many firsts and unknowns around the corner. I will be ever indebted to my husband for having suggested that we hire a doula, and even more indebted to fate for having directed us Nina’s way. She is such a calming, pleasing personality that she instantly put us at ease and both my husband and I felt exceedingly comfortable around her. The help and guidance received from Nina have been exemplary and beyond the call of duty. She reached the hospital before us at 3:30 AM when we had an emergency. We ended up having an emergency Cesarean section and I am so glad we had Nina with us through the experience as she was a pillar of support and unobtrusive guidance for both my husband and myself. Nina has been a fountain of knowledge with excellent advice about the pregnancy, childbirth, the hospital and the related institutions which one has to be associated with during the entire course of pregnancy and after.
Once my daughter was born, as first time and somewhat paranoid parents, we could not have done without the sensible advice and support from Nina. She has helped put all our worries in perspective and staved the paranoia which is constantly brimming just under the surface. In her gentle but assured way Nina has helped us develop confidence in our parenting skills and abilities.
Additionally, and possibly most importantly for me, Nina has a great ability to take into her fold other members of the family. My parents were down for the birth of my daughter and to help me after. Nina developed a lovely connection with them as well and ensured that they felt at ease and in the loop.
I highly recommend Nina to anyone who is possibly considering the option of having a doula assisted birth. If I were to have another child I know that Nina would be the first person I would call. Not only has she been incredible as a birth doula but postnatally she has become an integral part of my daughters life and a lifelong friend of the family.
MS ROYAL FREE 2015