Birth & Postpartum Doula Profile - Nina Langan
As a birth and postpartum doula, as well as longtime nanny, my foremost priorities lie in helping my clients to feel safe, heard, and cared for. In my experience, coming to the table with warmth, compassion, and an open-heart creates an environment in which my clients can feel trust and vulnerability from the beginning. I am honored to call myself a doula, and incredibly lucky to have found my calling early on in life.
Strong interpersonal communication and compassionate connection have always been my signature strong suits. I have always felt that, above all else, I must prioritize the utilization of these skills to find my life passion. After graduating in 2020 with a B.A. in Sociology from UMass Amherst, but with a background in childcare ranging from infancy to early adolescence, I was determined to create a life for myself that paired my skillsets alongside my personality and passions. Enter, my “aha” moment. When I first learned of the role of a doula, my body immediately told me that this was my path. To live a life of empowering, supporting, nurturing and connecting with birthing-people and their families is a life I am excited and passionate about living.
My long-term interests and goals surround specializing in birth and postpartum support for women and birthing people that are entering their birth and/or postpartum journeys with pre-existing mood disorders, as well as those experiencing perinatal mood disorders postpartum. I am incredibly passionate about the need for compassionate and hands-on care at the intersection of mental health and family support; this is something that not only needs a broader understanding within our communities, but obtainable resources for families to access in-home support and care.
Individually, birth and postpartum care rely on wielding two different sets of skills to support my clients; to have the opportunity to provide both is something magical for me. From prenatal support and visits, to the delivery room, to the days and weeks following postpartum, supporting parents during these vulnerable times and providing safe, evidence-based, compassionate support is my passion.
Aside from child care, birth, and postpartum work...I am a lover of yoga, master of baking, and best friend to my sister's dog, Miso!