Elise Nichol Doula Services

Providing physical, emotional, and informational support during the prenatal, labor and birth, and postpartum period. I am a prenatal, birth, and postpartum Doula, a Dancing for Birth instructor, and a Student Midwife.

What do all those things mean? Well...

Prenatal Doula - Assisting families prenatally for their desired birth

Birth Doula - Supporting families emotionally, physically, and informationally through the labor and delivery process

Postpartum Doula - Supporting families make the transition with a newborn

Dancing for Birth Instructor - Teaching Yoga, Belly Dance, African Dance, and Latin Dance Pren

Operating as usual


In my quest to prepare for a good postpartum period, I am looking up freezer meals. What were some of your freezer meals that got you through the first weeks of life with baby?

docs.google.com 07/14/2014

Registration for Prenatal Dance

FREE CLASS on July 22!

Come check out our new Prenatal Dance Classes with our Free Trial Class!

Classes Include:

Prenatal Yoga @ 2PM
Prenatal African and Belly Dance @ 3PM
Prenatal Latin Dance 4PM

Must Register!


mothermedoulas.com 05/15/2014

MotherMe Movement! Yoga, Belly Dancing, African Dance | MotherMeDoulas

MotherMe Movement: Pregnant/Postpartum/Doulas/Midwives
June 5
9:30am-10:30am for Yoga
11am-12N for Belly Dancing
Register by contacting: [email protected]

mothermedoulas.com Why Dance? How to birth is innate within us; if we don’t mess with the process it will steadily flow. However, our society has messed with the process by clouding our understanding of how to “do birth” with fear and doubt. Dance is a wonderful way to unlearn the fear of birth and elevate our conf…

mothermedoulas.com 05/15/2014

MotherMe Movement! Yoga, Belly Dancing, African Dance | MotherMeDoulas

mothermedoulas.com Why Dance? How to birth is innate within us; if we don’t mess with the process it will steadily flow. However, our society has messed with the process by clouding our understanding of how to “do birth” with fear and doubt. Dance is a wonderful way to unlearn the fear of birth and elevate our conf…

shine.yahoo.com 04/11/2014

The Unbelievable Way One Woman Gave Birth

Wow, I am fascinated by this...

"But nothing has ever topped the day that I saw a woman laugh her way happily through birth."

shine.yahoo.com As a labor and delivery nurse for the past three years, I've seen a lot of women give birth.


Thank God this is getting the attention it needs!


From Bump to Buzz

Wow. Now that was quite cool.

We took photos every day through the 9 months of our pregnancy, this is the result (plus a little song I wrote called "Something New"). Big thanks to Mr. Dav...

huffingtonpost.com 03/26/2014

9 Things Never To Say To The Parents Of A Newborn

"How is your wife doing?"
She just pushed a watermelon through a hole the size of an orange...
Instead ask, "I hope your wife is recovering well, what's one thing I can do for you so that you can have a little bit more time to take care of her?"

huffingtonpost.com Now that I have a 1-month-old child again, it has become abundantly clear that there are times when people just don't know what to say to me....

today.com 03/24/2014

Mayim Bialik: Why women shouldn't fear home birth - TODAY.com

I've always enjoyed this actress, now I know why. :-)

today.com Home births increased 20 percent over four years, according to new government statistics. Less than one percent of women give birth at...


I LOVE being a doula!!

It is World Doula Week. CAPPA celebrates all Doulas everywhere! Are you proud to be a Doula? Or are you proud you had a Doula? #worlddoulaweek We LOVE DOULAS!!!!!


Breastmilk Needed:

There is a mama in need of breastmilk for her newly adopted baby. Comment below or PM me if you are able to. Thank you so much for your love donations!
- Elise


Yes! Let's be part of this change!

Smart stuff from Breastfeeding/Mama Talk.


Me 'n the twins!


Wisdom from my mother:

"We say in English "She had a baby" or "She gave birth", but in Spanish it's , "Ella dio a luz" or translated, "She gave light." Perhaps more accurately, "She gave light to her baby" indicating that she brought the baby from the darkness of the womb to the light of day."
- Suhaila Nichol

sevenslings.com 03/07/2014

Seven™ Everyday Slings - Home

Want a free sling? From my food friend and Great Doula, Barbara Davis:

I'm an affiliate with Seven Slings and if you use my promo code, DoulaBarb2014, you'll get a free sling (you will pay shipping). You get a free sling and I get a small commission with each purchase- it's a win-win. Thanks in advance!
Promo Code: DoulaBarb2014

sevenslings.com 97% Cotton 3% Lycra - making it comfortable to wear for both you and your baby- not losing shape over time. Making moms around the world even hotter with every purchase so... get some!

youtube.com 03/07/2014

Natural Childbirth

Friday Funnies!
Natural Childbirth, presented by Bill Cosby

youtube.com One of my favorite clips from "Bill Cosby, Himself" where he tells the story of he and his wife having their first child naturally.


Friday Funnies!
Cute Pic!

The shot seen around the world. This picture brought a lot of you to our corner and it's never been the same since.



Wife surprises husband in funny pregnancy announcement

How did YOU tell your hubby?

Wife surprises husband... Funny and surprising pregnancy announcement. We had a healthy boy on 3/8! Check out his new videos on youtube Thanks for all the gr...


I think I'm in love

Ladies, commence swooning over this #sakurabloomdad multitasking while skin-to-skin with his sweet bebe! ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for sharing, @bazoorox 😘 #babywearing #sakurabloom #love #babywearingdads #fatherhood

babyzone.com 03/04/2014

7 Unusual Ways Women Around the World Manage Labor Pain ... Naturally

Smooching in Sweden to candy therapy in Japan, women manage labor pain in a variety of ways around the world.

I'd try candy therapy, what about you?

babyzone.com Ask moms-to-be their biggest worry and invariably they say labor and delivery. For anyone who has never experienced childbirth, labor is a big unknown. American health care providers often focus on pain management, forgetting to tell women that labor can be empowering, even addictive (why do you thi...


Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

As a doula, we assist moms in learning to self advocate. Remember, this is your birth, your choice. You have a voice, and you are the one who hired your care provider. Ask questions, seek answers, and learn your options. When you learn you have a voice, you find out you have a choice.

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" -- standing in a...


Timeline Photos

thelewisnote.blogspot.com 03/02/2014

the lewis note: Why miscarriage matters when you're pro-life

"This isn't a debate about abortion. Really, it's not.

It's a call to those of you who say you are pro-life. It's a call to be consistent."

thelewisnote.blogspot.com My life hasn't gone as expected -- maybe you can relate. I thought being a mom would happen easily and come naturally. It hasn't. I thought I'd never lose a child. I've lost 3. But in the midst of it all, I'm finding healing, comfort and meaning in Jesus. And that is the best life of all.

ijreview.com 02/28/2014

This Hysterical 'Frozen' Parody Is Officially the Least Boring Traffic Report I've Ever Seen

Friday Funnies!
For all my Frozen Fans...

ijreview.com Get ready to laugh!


Woohoo! Up to 200 likes!
Thank you everyone!! =)


I got caught behind a policy car on the way to this baby girl's quick debut. Made it though!
Suuuuch Squishy cheeks!!


Friday Fun day!
Every Mother is Wonder Woman...


John Branyan - The Three Little Pigs

Because we all need to laugh...

The Three Little Pigs in Shakesperian

Get the NEW illustrated storybook here! http://www.rockshowcomedy.com/store.html Ever wondered what "The Three Little Pigs" would sound like if it had been w...

bmj.com 02/20/2014

Too much mammography | BMJ

What do you think?
Mammograms: Yea or Nay?

bmj.com Before being widely implemented, mammography screening was tested in randomised controlled trials in the 1960s to 80s. Meta-analyses of these trials showed a relative reduction in deaths from breast cancer of between 15% and 25% among women aged 50 to 69.123 Only the Canadian National Breast Screeni...


Anybody watch? What did you think?

Tonight on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer: New report says the number of women having c-sections is too high:


OBGYN v. Midwife [The Hilariously True Appointment Comparison]

I have nothing against OBGYN, but I believe this video reflects accurately my experiences with midwives!

These times are exact and typical for each caregiver. OBGYN Appointment: 7/27/11 MW Appointment: 7/28/11 EDD 10/19/11 My husband actually laughed out loud a ...


Truth, about any type of journey

Ceritifications 02/18/2014





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