Nikole supported me through a very difficult family transition following the birth of my son. Just her helping me with little tasks around the house made my life so much easier. She was very skilled in helping with my colicky newborn and seemed to genuinely enjoy playing with my toddler.
~ Anonymous, 2020 ~
Nikole is patient, kind, and has been such a great support person for me during this transition time to being a new mom. Having her help me during this this time has been an awesome experience; and I think all moms should be able to get this kind of support after giving birth. Thanks so much for the advice and new recipes!
~ Marie AP, 2019 ~
After months of denying I had postpartum depression for a second time, I knew I couldn’t manage any longer. My friends at Tender Touches were there to help out with all the overwhelming day-to-day a new parent deals with, but most importantly they were there to help me pick up the pieces. Thank you for your compassion, support and humour during our time together. Sharing your own personal experiences with post-party mental health issues was very helpful in making me feel like I wasn’t alone in my struggle. . Every phone call, email and text was answered in a timely manner and you ladies are extremely professional. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for helping my family.
~ Robyn A, 2018 ~
I had unexpected medical complications that occurred during delivery. We contracted Tender Touches and the owner immediately answered all my questions and sent a Doula to help. Not only did the Doula help look after our new baby but she helped me and genuinely cared for our family. Tender Touches and their postpartum Doulas made a difficult situation manageable and allowed us to again focus on the joy of our new baby.
~ Erin I, 2017 ~
Sonja entered my life at the hardest, saddest and most chaotic time of my entire life. I was struggling with my health, my mental heath, my newborn and toddler. I hadn't even met her or checked references but when she came to my house, I knew within minutes I needed to hire her now! She took charge of what needed to be done in my house and helped me with all aspects of taking care of my baby. She looked after him when I had to go to medical appointments. She helped me by not judging and listening to me.
My mom was also here helping and Sonja gave us both a break. We loved "Sonja days" and joked that she always came in so happy and wondered where all her energy came from. I am now recovering and keep in touch with Sonja and truly cannot imagine getting through those initial months without her. She was an angel to me and my family.
~ Shannon K, 2015 ~
Sonja was recommended to us by a couple who used her services during the delivery. We called her for the help after our baby girl was born. Sonja’s help was tremendous and I am not sure how things would have progressed without her. We are new parents and we felt so lost. Our little girl needed help with feeding and I as a mother was not wiser at all after all the breastfeeding assistance I got at the hospital. Sonja’s guidance and calm reassurance was what made me live through this incredibly challenging time. The best part is that we were able to contact her any time we needed help, even in the middle of the night, and she always responded quickly via texts (in our case) with crucial information and great advice. Thank you, Sonja, you will always be in our hearts!
~ Marina F, 2012 ~
A couple from our baby class worked with Sonja as a birth doula and when we told them that we were interested in hiring a post-partem doula, they recommended Sonja highly. And everything worked out perfectly. Our daughter decided to come early and when I contacted Sonja a few hours after birth, it did not take her long to reply. Sonja is enthusiastic, very knowledgeable, super helpful and great to spend time with. She helped us through some tougher times in the first two weeks and was especially very helpful when it came to breastfeeding where we needed most of her help. Even during nighttime, she did not hesitate to respond to our text messages asking for advice. She also has good connections for any kind of baby goodies, maintains her own library, and helps with the ordering of any items one may need for the baby. Having had Sonja as a post-partem doula was a great experience and I would highly recommend her to anyone else looking for help after birth. Thanks a lot!
~ Johannes F, 2012 ~