Sésé means sister in St. Lucian Creole. The mission of Sésé Doula Services is to provide a sisterly presence for all birthing people and their partners during what is to be one of the most important times in their life. During childbirth, the birthing person needs the guidance of an experienced, well trained individual who is well-educated on the changes being felt throughout this event, and the ways in which to manage those changes. Sésé's aim is to provide high quality doula care to all persons in need. The idea is that you'll have a sister's hand to hold and massage you, eyes to look into, shoulder to lean on and voice to reassure you throughout pregnancy, labor and childbirth.
At Sésé Doula Services the belief is that ALL people deserve a sisterly presence throughout pregnancy and childbirth. It is for this reason that we are based in the Bronx, NY, a borough of NYC that dons the state's highest infant and maternal mortality rates. It is also the poorest area of NYC and in the United States. Just as a sister would, Sésé seeks to meet parents where they are. This is why sliding scale fees are negotiated with clients.
Sésé Doula Services
Based in the Bronx, NY
Facets of Nicole, the Doula
Nicole is a trained birth doula. Her role as your doula is to provide physical and emotional support, as well informational support and advocacy when needed during your pregnancy and childbirth experience. She is committed to providing you with the most accurate, up-to-date information regarding pregnancy and birthing to allow you to make the best decisions for you and your family. She has completed Infant and Child CPR training, Breastfeeding Support Courses, and a Childbirth Education Course. Her scope of knowledge in the field of birth work grows by the day. She has attended 25 births.
The first several weeks after your baby's birth are just as crucial a time for the support and guidance of a trained and knowledgeable sister-like figure. As your postpartum doula, Nicole provides "new parent care" to ensure that you and your family make the smoothest possible transition into life with your latest addition. She'll guide you through all-natural healing practices for both your body and spirit, newborn care, and will even help you tackle light housework while you enjoy your baby or just get some vital rest. Nicole has spent over 300 hours with families during their postpartum stages.
In May of 2015, Nicole received a Masters degree in Oral History from Columbia University. As an MA student she designed and executed an oral history project on the evolution of birthing practices among women of African descent and how this may be linked to the history of midwifery in the American South. She humbly invites each of her clients to share their oral history as it relates to childbirth so that they may be added to her growing archive.