Hello there, I'm Nadia Taylor!
I’m a certified and experienced birth & postpartum doula and run My Sacred Birth & Beyond Doula Services. I am a wife, and mum of 3, with personal experience of having a cesarean birth with my 1st, a VBAC (vaginal birth) with my 2nd and VBB (vaginal birth-breech position.
After my youngest was born in 2020, I decided to take a birth photography course. I realized I would have loved to have hired someone to capture the priceless moments of my unique labours and births to be able to look back on and remember what my body accomplished and the beautiful moments when we met our children for the first time.
Why you became a doula?
As someone who grew up in an all-female family, supporting women has always been important to me. In 2009 I heard of a doula but wanted to actually learn what is a doula and was immediately drawn to learn more. It was then, that I began my journey to becoming a birth and postpartum doula through DONA International, the oldest and biggest national Doula training school in the world. Sharing and educating women on what to expect from their bodies during labour, along with learning about their options and choices for their birth experiences and the postpartum period is my passion. I specialize in supporting VBAC's and freebirths (unassisted). I believe empowering women with this knowledge leads to better outcomes and the overall experience of becoming a mother as it eases her fears and worries and replaces them with peace and trust in her body and ability to give birth and avoiding unnecessary interventions which lead to negative or even worse, traumatic birth experiences.
With personal experience of having my family overseas and no local family nearby, I am the very example of why I think every woman should have postpartum support & care after giving birth especially if you've had a cesarean.
Outside of doula work, you might see me baking, hiking, or enjoying lazy days of legos and reading. Oh and coffee, coffee and coffee!
QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING:
-Mamma Primitiva -Wisdom of the 13 Moons MEAC approved course, through Claire Loprinzi, Traditional Midwife, CPM, May 2015 www.mammaprimitiva.com
-Cross-cultural maternal/health care disaster & preparedness training, and
-Midwifery Volunteerism in Developing Countries, MEAC approved course, June 2011, in the Philippines through Mercy In Action Organization www.mercyinaction.com
-CD(DONA) Certified Birth Doula international certification since 2009, through DONA International -www.DONA.org for more info.
MY EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
Birth Center births
Supporting single Mums
Supporting teen mum
medicated and un-medicated labours
non-english speaking births In the Philippines
Cesareans/c-sections *My 1st birth
VBAC births (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) *Plus my 2nd & 3rd birth
Breech delivery *My 3rd birth