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Grace Nowakoski

Contact Info

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

Professional Qualifications

$950 for birth services. $25-35/hr for postpartum care. Barter and payment plans sometimes possible.
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) During the COVID-19 pandemic this service is offered virtually, including preliminary meeting, prenatal visits, and labor support.

  • No obligation preliminary meeting. Click to Schedule!
  • 2 prenatal visits in your home
  • 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

Postpartum Care
($25-35/hr). Currently only offered to birth doula clients, and only virtually.

  • Help accessing outside resources
  • Assistance with basic household chores
  • Meal preparation: Whole foods. Omnivorous. Vegetarian. Anti-inflammatory. Gluten free. Vegan
  • Light housecleaning
  • Laundry
  • Infant care
  • Compassionate listening and emotional support
  • Help learning to care for your new baby
  • Playing with older siblings as your family adjusts to your new family member

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.

Grace Nowakoski