Nicole Sawyers-Todd

Birth & Postpartum Doula
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 years of experience
About me

Hello! My name is Nicole. I’m a Birth Doula and I also offer overnight postpartum and newborn care to new and expectant families throughout South Jersey, Philly, and surrounding areas. I believe it is a gift to be able to make a difference in the way a family feels supported and cared for throughout their journey. It’s the reason I became a Doula. I personally know what it feels like to be supported vs not. I feel extremely fortunate and honored to have been trusted and invited into many birth spaces over the years. It is a mission that I continue to take very seriously. I specialize in helping people have redemptive births after previous birth trauma, VBAC, advocacy, and physiologic birth. I aim to help people find their voice and birth from a place of power, strength and confidence!

Certification and training

Certified Birth Doula, CAPPA (2016)

Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, Hypnobabies (2018)

Certified Postpartum Doula, ABI (2018)

Certified Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator (2023)

Spinning Babies (2019)

Memberships and affiliations

Know Your Rights Professional Member, Birth Monopoly

Professional Member, Evidence Based Birth

Acupressure During Labor Advanced Maternal Age Anxiety Assertiveness Birth and Lactation Birth Doula Birth Support Birth Trauma Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care Herbal Postpartum Care High Risk and Low Intervention Obstetrical Care High-Risk Pregnancy Home Birth Hypnobirthing Method Infant Care Labor Doula Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Neonatal Resuscitation Program Newborn Care Overnight Newborn Care Postpartum Care Postpartum Doula Care Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Relaxation Techniques Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Support in Pregnancy Loss Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Water birth Anxiety and Depression Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Belly Binding Birth Assistant Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breech Birth Exclusive Pumping/Bottle Feeding Healthy Eating Labor Monitrice Loss and Bereavement Doula Maternal Fetal Positioning Mood Disorders Nipple and Breast Pain Parenting Support Perinatal Mood Disorders Placenta Encapsulation Postpartum Chef Pregnancy Complications Returning to work (pumping, breastmilk storage, etc) Sibling Preparation


Service introduction

Unlimited email, phone (text/call) support throughout pregnancy and through the postpartum transition. Prenatal birth preparation visits. Birth plan/preference assistance. Continuous, hands-on (or off!) physical and emotional support during labor and birth. A calm, reassuring presence for you AND your partner. Non-pharmacological comfort techniques such as use of the Rebozo, visualization, focal points, acupressure, counter-pressure, relaxation and light touch massage. Co-creation of your desired birth space. Guidance through positioning/pelvic biomechanics. Evidence based information. Back-up doula network. TOLAC/VBAC sensitive preparation, information and support. Assistance with first feeding, if desired. In-home postpartum family transition visit within the first few weeks after birth. Overnight postpartum & newborn care + sleep shaping

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Frequently asked questions
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Can you help me have an unmedicated/natural birth?
Do you support those planning to get an epidural?
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