Name: Brooke Hickman
Hi! I'm Brooke. I'm a wife & mother of two. I'm an Ohio native, but have called North Carolina home since high school. During the birth of my first child in 2016, I felt so informed, supported, and empowered even though things didn't quite go according to plan. I realized a lot of families aren't able to reflect positively on their birthing experience, and this burdened my heart to become a birth doula. I believe every family deserves to be seen, heard, and supported, no matter their birth preferences.
I have worked in a variety of capacities before arriving in the birth world. I studied Exercise Science in college, where I learned the amazing things our bodies are capable of. I've worked as an exercise physiologist in cardiac rehab, and as a wellness coach in a hospital setting. I've worked specifically with women, people with high blood pressure, diabetes, as well as the general population. I was also in full-time ministry, working with college students and teenagers. In that capacity, I learned to meet people where they're at, to comfort and to hold space for someone. These experiences brought me to a new understanding of wholeness - body, mind, and spirit. This set me up perfectly to team up alongside families in their birth journeys.
Being invited into a birth space is not something I take lightly, and supporting families throughout this adventure is my passion and calling. It would be my honor and privilege to serve you in this important season of life.
Description of services offered:
Birth Doula Services
Pre/Postnatal Exercise & Wellness Support
Birth Photography (currently for doula clients only)
Trainings and Certifications:
Birth Arts International Training - 2017
Spinning Babies Training - 2018
Stillbirthday Training - 2019
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - 2013
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist - 2013
Areas/hospitals served: I support births at hospitals/birth centers and homes within a 55 mile radius of my home in Statesville, NC.