Birth (Recognised since May 2017)
Lives in: Portscatho, Truro TR2
Local info and availability:
I cover many parts of Cornwall, including Truro, St Austell, the Roseland, Newquay, Bodmin, Wadebridge, Fraddon, Padstow, Redruth, St Agnes and Falmouth. I am within easy reach of Treliske and Penrice.
*I am a FEDANT accredited Antenatal Teacher offering flexible and personalised antenatal workshops to people across Cornwall. *I offer a Birth debrief service for those who feel they need a safe space to discuss their birth whether it was 2 months or 2 years ago. *I have a cloth nappy demo kit and knowledge of reusable sanitary products. *I also offer antenatal support and can accompany you to medical appointments as extra support.
My role as a doula is to support you on your journey through pregnancy, birth and parenthood. I will provide you with balanced and up to date information, support you to navigate through the maternity system, ensure you know your rights and options and be there when you need me.
My focus will be on evidence based information, understanding guidelines and research and supporting your informed choices throughout your pregnancy and birth.
I run the Cornwall branch of The Positive birth movement and run free monthly meetings at Penrice birth centre to discuss and promote positive birth in all forms.
A positive experience means different things to different people and I believe that there is no right way to give birth. My aim is to provide you with support and information so you are free to make your own choices in an environment of love and support.
I have experience with supporting families with previous birth trauma, Autistic parents, women with perinatal mental health needs, Gestational diabetes, early induction, previous PPH, previous ceasarean birth and more complex existing medical needs.
I have attended births in hospital, birth centre and at home including inductions and ceasarean births.
I am a Feminist Birth activist and believe it is imperative that we address the inequalities in the birth world that affect BAME and LGBTQ+ people.
Training and CPD-
I have attended and completed many training and workshops over the years including-
Nurturing Birth, Antenatal wisdom, All4Maternity, With woman birth school, Microbirth school, Real baby milk, Doula UK, Lets talk birth and more. Full details available on my website.
” Nicki gave us the support and evidence based information we needed to make the right choices for us and achieve a positive birth experience. A complex pregnancy and birth meant that having Nicki as our Doula was invaluable.”
” Nicki is an incredible doula who has a huge knowledge of everything birth related ! She met with us several times beforehand to talk about our birthplan, offering and guiding us to figure out what would work best for our vision– she is incredibly organised, and didn’t leave any stone unturned in terms of knowing exactly what we wanted in our birth space.”
” I highly recommend Nicki. She is an amazing woman and her doula skills are awesome.”