I am so glad to have had Nikiya as my birth doula for the birth of my son Tristan! Nikiya is extremely knowledgeable, professional, patient, and kind; and she was a tremendous help to my husband and I before, during, and after my labor.
When we were considering hiring a doula, I knew that I wanted someone who would help me to understand what was going on and to feel empowered to make good decisions about the birth process; and who would not influence a particular type of birth or philosophy on us either. Her guidance and regular check-ins from the first time I called during early labor all the way through to the point of delivery helped both of us keep our minds focused and rational. I wanted to labor as long as I could at home, and we did just that.
Without her guidance we would have delivered at home. Once we got to the hospital with every surge she massaged my back because that was the only way I could go through it and it made me feel so much better. Even stepping aside numerous times to let my husband minister to me. She even encouraged the Rebozo, which worked wonders! At one point I couldn’t speak through contractions and she was so in tune with my body she knew what I needed before I needed it. After an hour of being at the hospital our son was born! We cannot imagine this experience without her and would highly recommend her services to anyone!