I have never met another woman who possesses ALL the qualities Nancy has and is. Her core is built on her love and trust in God and she gives of herself, unselfishly. Whether it is caring for the elderly, picking up food for a food bank, passing on love to orphan girls in Columbia, or just giving emotional support to her friends, she is unconditionally giving. She is open and honest in who she is as a woman, and is incredibly accepting of all people. She is nonjudgmental, incredibly empathetic and very supportive to all types of individuals. She provides a quiet, calming strength that gives people support to keep moving forward. If the world was full of her, we would be in a much better world! -Kimi
I wanted to reach out to express how excited I am to hear of Nancy joining the team at Bloom Doula! How fitting that this extraordinary woman would find a way to give back to developing families. Nancy is such a kind, caring and passionate individual who has done an amazing job bringing along her own amazing daughter. Over the years I have watched Nancy’s gentle, calm and patient ways nurture and inspire not only her own daughter, but all those around her. Her willingness to help and serve people from all walks of life is a testament to Nancy’s generous and caring character. Nancy will bring great comfort and happiness to both expecting and new parents that have the pleasure of working with her! -Michael
From the moment I first talked to Nancy on the phone I knew we would be lucky to have her in our lives. Her love radiates. She really listens and is so in tune to my family. She continuously meets our ever changing needs from preparing our home for the new baby to supporting us emotionally before and after birth to caring for my 3yo son and baby girl. Nancy has so much knowledge in all aspects of motherhood. She can do it all. Her amazing energy surprises me in the best way each and every time she is in my home. I am so thankful for her loving support. We wouldn’t be doing as well as we are today without her in our lives.
I knew Nancy was the doula for us within the first 5 minutes of meeting her. We connected immediately upon learning of our shared interests and love of Jesus. To say she was just our doula would be an understatement. She was (still is!) our friend, spiritual guide, health guru, motherly figure, and confidant. Even before the pandemic started, my pregnancy was filled with many highs and lows. She was there for all of it; she was always there for us. She always knew what to say, what prayer to pray, and how to bring healing to my heart. Being pregnant for the first time can be so scary. I'm so grateful I had Nancy to hold my hand and guide me through the process so gently. When we learned we weren't going to be able to have Nancy in the hospital with us, due to the pandemic, I was devastated. But, she assured us that she would give my husband and I the tools we needed to succeed. She taught my husband how to be the best daddy doula. We had her come to our house while I labored at home for 12 hours before saying goodbye to her at the hospital. We were all so emotional but she was there for us, virtually, the entire time we were in there. My husband was amazing at supporting me in the hospital! I am so glad Nancy guided him through the process. When I had to have a C-section, she was our shoulder to cry on, comforting my husband especially. I am forever thankful she was there for him in the moments before my surgery. My whole (40 hour!) labor I had a peace in my heart, knowing she and many of my friends and family were praying so hard for us. She taught me to trust God, that He made this baby for me. I was built to birth my baby perfectly. Even though my birth plan didn't exactly go according to plan, I would've never had the strength to get through the difficult labor and be the best advocate for myself if it wasn't for her and my husband. Nancy and I still keep in touch. She visited us after birth and is always checking in. What makes me smile most is that she and my husband also connected. She really is part of our family now. We love you Nancy!
My name is Rachel Mullelly and I am the Director of the Cradle of Hope. We are a home in Glenside, Pa for moms and babies who are facing homelessness. Nancy has been an amazing resource for multiple moms at the Cradle. Nancy has been incredibly emotionally encouraging as many of our moms do not have any support and often attend appointments alone. She has been extremely available to answer any questions or calm fears that they may have. Aside from supporting mothers during the birth, she walks with them in the months that follow. Nancy has aided many of our moms with breastfeeding support, organization, milestone information, and by connecting the mothers to local resources. She has accompanied mothers to support groups, infant massage classes, and doctor’s appointments. Nancy’s presence in the lives of our mothers has been essential to their growth and transformation as they navigate such an intimidating stage of life. We are grateful for every moment of Nancy’s time and would highly recommend her services to others.
If you are looking for a doula, you found the best! Nancy was my doula from 28 weeks pregnant until postpartum, now she is considered a family friend and no doubt will be my doula, God willing, in the future. Nancy was my saving grace. At 28 weeks pregnant during a global pandemic, I was a nervous first-time momma. With many nieces and nephews, friends with babies who provided me with endless stories and advice, many childbirth and newborn classes, and a close family unit, you wouldn’t think I’d need a doula. All of this was helpful but it did not compare to the wealth of knowledge, guidance and support that Nancy provided for me and my husband. Nancy was so easy to work with and such an intuitive, open-minded, loving, and generous person. Birth and raising a baby is a very personal experience and Nancy was sure to customize our experience for our individual needs. Nancy provided me with the confidence and support I needed. During my 36 hours of labor, Nancy was my husband’s support. She guided my husband with questions to ask the doctors, positions to try, words of encouragement, and ways that he could help me. At first, my husband was skeptical about getting a doula. He is now so grateful that we had one because it helped him to be an active participant during our daughter’s birth. I was naïve and didn’t realize how much a new mother needs support after birth. Nancy was my biggest support after birth. She made house visits, guided me with breastfeeding, made me her delicious lactation cookies, helped with the baby so I could take a shower, met me for walks on lonely days and was always giving me great advice and checking in on me. Again, she was my saving grace. I could not imagine this experience without Nancy.
When my wife told me that she wanted to consult with a doula, I must admit that I was skeptical. When I first met Nancy, she put me at ease. She knew that this was our first child and treated it as if it was her first child. Neither one of us really knew what to expect during this process, but Nancy provided us with an amazing amount of knowledge. Nancy helped me put the machismo aside and really feel with my heart the love and miracle that was happening in developing our family. She helped me see what my wife was feeling and taught me how to support her in a way in a way I could understand. When my wife’s contractions began, and we knew that she was beginning to go into labor, I knew it was game time. I was prepared. I had the knowledge I needed to get through this. And I had Nancy as my coach. She was there every step of the way, like a trainer at the corner of the ring. After a long 36 hours, and the bell finally rung, we welcomed our baby girl into this world! Nancy taught me how to be involved in a way that was helpful to my wife. And being involved is what makes me a better husband and father.
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