This is me
Hi! I am Nicola, or Nicky if you're more comfortable with that. I am originally from South Africa, but have been living in Northern Ireland for the past 10 years with my husband and 3 sons.
I love working with women, helping and encouraging them to go after their passions and dreams. I went to an all girls school, studied Health and Beauty Therapy, worked with women in salons, and lectured for a time predominantly with women. I love relating to women, sharing in their stories and having compassion and empathy for the journeys we are all on.
Family has become the most important priority for me - being a wife and a mom is what fulfills me as a person. I left the beauty world to focus on building my family where I home-schooled my boys over the next 16 years.
Falling pregnant and becoming a mom was probably the most life changing experience of my life . I loved watching my body change and feeling life grow within me. I gained a deeper understanding of what it means to be fearfully and wonderfully made.
My birthing experience was supportive, gentle, overwhelming and totally against the grain of traditional birth of the day. I used water for pain relief and to birth each of my children. I wish I had known more of the value of movement, whether walking, swaying, dancing or bouncing.
Today my sons are getting ready to spread their wings and leave our nest which fills me with pride and excitement (as well as a touch of apprehension) to see how their futures will unfold.
I have taken the time now to start exploring my dreams of becoming a doula - to support, help and encourage people like YOU achieve the best possible birth experience you can.