My name is Nicole Gawel and I am a DONA International certified birth doula. I was born and raised in Orange County, California and spent the last 10 years living in the midwest, (Chicago….then Detroit….) to pursue my education as a Special Education Teacher and then moved on to getting my masters in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis.
My love grew for the process of pregnancy, labor and delivery as I went through two labors of my own. With my second birth, I was extremely blessed to have a midwife with a heart of gold and who made my wishes heard. She made me feel empowered and like I could get through labor. After going through that wonderful experience, my heart grew for the opportunity to help other mothers by becoming a birth doula! I would then be able to be that organic, positive presence in the room and encourage other mamas!
In June of 2017, my husband, 2 toddlers and I recently relocated to Fort Myers, Florida. I am a certified DONA International birth doula and am so excited to help others during the most important day of their lives. Labor and birth of your baby is a memory that will stay with you for the rest of your time and I look forward to being a part of it!