Hey Mama! What’s your birth story?
If you haven’t given birth yet, how are you envisioning that heartwarming day?
We all have some idea of what we want delivery to look like when we’re expecting our child. Whether it be our first, second or tenth! However things don’t always go as planned, some of those things can be avoided if only our voices were really being heard.
I don’t know about you but I certainly knew how my body was feeling from the beginning of my pregnancy with my daughter until the end. Even with my recent miscarriage I kept feeling that something was off and unlike with our daughter I had this fear of losing our second child, well before it ever happened.
But I didn’t feel empowered to tell anyone. After my first pregnancy, and the doctors not listening to me when I said I was ready I didn’t believe they would listen to me about something being off about my second pregnancy.
The problem is that this happens all too often to women. And while miscarriage was hard some moms never make it home.
This can all be changed. And that’s where this week’s feature Nicole Grant-Williams comes in.
Nicole also noticed the problems in our hospitals. Women dying when they didn’t have to. Babies having no mother because a doctor didn’t simply listen, or do an extra check. After her own journey she started to research alternatives to birthing. And it led her to becoming a Doula, and starting The Well Mommy and The New Jersey Doula Association.
Doulas are advocates for parents. When your voice isn’t being heard your doula steps in and fights for your rights. They’re also amazing for helping parents navigate through pregnancy and delivery.
Nicole created The Well Mommy, a Doula and Doula Business Coaching service, to give a voice to all of the mothers out there, even those who are no longer with us. Through her association, The New Jersey Doula Association she aims to change legislation to hold hospitals accountable for their mistakes, and teach her sons about the beauty of labor and delivery and also how to be a great support to their spouse should they choose to have children.
This mission isn’t for the lighthearted and Nicole is well prepared to fight hard to see it through. With all that she’s doing, she’s found that family time is still of the utmost importance to her. The benefit is that family time ties into her business directly, helping her merge content creation with family time.
With family time, and working hard to help reduce the Maternal Mortality rate I wondered how she was able to make time for herself. Thanks to her understanding and supportive husband, Nicole is able to take time for herself everyday. Her favorite thing to do is wind down with a bubble bath at the end of the day with a book. Nothing like some self love to keep you going!
This balanced mom truly inspired me and empowered me even more to take control of my pregnancy the next go round. Nicole wants all the moms who are interested in starting a business to make sure that she has a strong support system and a clear business vision.
If you’re looking for a Doula or want to learn more about what a Doula can do for you or your loved one reach out to The Well Mommy and connect with Nicole online.
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