Grace Nowakoski

Contact Info

HELD Doula Services
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Northampton
Massachusetts
01060
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(203) 233-9114
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I provide nurturing, encouraging, compassionate care to expectant and parenting families in the Pioneer Valley and the hilltowns of Massachusetts..
Grace Nowakoski

Professional Qualifications

$950-1250 sliding scale for Birth Services. $300-500 sliding scale for Professional Birth Preparation. Payment plans and barter sometimes possible.
2015
Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center
Adoption, Anxiety and Phobias, Babywearing Support, Birth After Loss, Blessingways/Mother Blessings, Breastfeeding Support, Homebirth, LGBTQ+ Families, Meal Preparation, Nutrition, Parents with Disabilities, Single Parents, Trauma Informed Care, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Waterbirth

Birth Doula Services ($950-1250 sliding scale. Paid in two installments.) During the COVID-19 pandemic this service may be offered completely virtually at my discretion, including preliminary meeting, prenatal visits, and labor support.

  • No obligation preliminary meeting. Click to Schedule!
  • 2-3 prenatal visits, approximately 4 hours total
  • Available with phone, text, and email support as soon as we decide to work together
  • Informative resources
  • On Call from 38 weeks with back-up doula for every birth
  • Physical, emotional, and practical support during labor and birth 
  • 1-2 Postpartum visits within the two weeks after your birth

 Professional Birth Preparation ($300-500 sliding scale). Includes all of my Birth Doula Services, except for real time labor and birth suppport (and the on-call period). For families who would like personalized assistance thinking about and preparing for labor, birth, and early parenthood, but do not want to pay for real-time labor support due to the unpredictability of whether in person support will be possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • No obligation preliminary meeting. Click to Schedule!
  • 2-3 prenatal visits, approximately 4 hours total
  • Available with phone, text, and email support as soon as we decide to work together
  • Informative resources
  • 1 Postpartum visit within the two weeks after your birth

 

I provide nurturing, encouraging, compassionate care to expectant and parenting families.

I offer myself to your family with no agenda.

My goal is to help you have the unique birth experience that is right for you. Every birthing person is different and every birth follows its own path. Your physical and emotional needs, your baby's needs, and your birth wishes will all contribute to your unique birth story. I offer you my support as you discover yours.

With a background in dance and somatics, I offer practical tools to help you access your body's knowledge and experience its wisdom in preparation for birth, in labor, and beyond. 

Transformation is an inevitable part of this journey and I am honored to bear witness and hold space for you in that process.

I offer postpartum support informed by my own experience of early parenthood and my many years caring for infants.

I have completed the Birth Doula certification requirements of Warm Welcome Birth Services with whom I trained in September 2015.

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Grace Nowakoski