About The Author
My name is Nicole, my friends call me Cole, and I am the author of the Wonderfully Made Childbirth curriculum, a doula, apprentice midwife, and childbirth educator. I have been a childbirth educator and doula for over 10 years now. Each of my children have given me very different births, and I enjoy them very much, along with my wonderful husband!
I originally started my path into formal training through the AAHCC as a childbirth educator and doula. I have, since then, chosen to de-certify, for a number of reasons, the main reason being that I found every certifying organization that I researched to either be too limiting, or too corporate. I am an independently contracted, non-affiliated doula who works for the families and women that hire me; I don't work for any hospital, care provider, or certifying organization, and thus, I am not limited in what I can teach or whom I can advocate for.
I believe that it is not birth that is inherently risky, but often what we do to it. I am an advocate of natural childbirth, but more than that, I work to empower women to make their own educated decisions and the best choices for their circumstances in labor and birth.
My hope is to dispel fear and anxiety over this blessed event through advocacy, education, and support.
I am fully supportive of hospital, home, birth center, and unassisted births. I believe in a woman's right to make an educated choice about where and with whom to give birth. As such, I am pursuing my midwifery apprenticeship to become a home birth midwife.
For more information on my services, please visit Houston Doula/Sage Beginnings. I serve women in the Houston to Galveston area of Texas. Welcome!
Services offered: Work of Heart Childbirth Education classes, Wonderfully Made Childbirth classes, labor doula services, birth plan consultations, Healthy Pregnancy Classes, Fit Momma (pre and postnatal) workshops, Weekend of Relaxation Workshops, free referrals to area midwives, massage therapists, etc.. Belly Cast Kits and Labor Ease Bags for sale, and pregnancy photography