Meet Nicole

Definitely not your average Doula.

I'm a city girl, born and raised in New York City, who's lived in a bunch of cool places all over the world. I can't decide if my favorite was Paris or Aspen. I've returned to the East Coast to settle at the Jersey Shore and to raise my family. Supporting women and babies has always been a dream of mine.

I'm a girl with a passion and a dream. I'm proud to have created a community of supportive women supporting other women.

At Bend & Blossom, we do things differently than your average doula and very differently than your doctor or midwife.

I have a unique philosophy and approach to health and wellness, which is why my clients have better births…and feel better overall!

I won’t just help you feel better or more prepared—I teach you how to be your own advocate and provide you with the tools so you can learn more about yourself!

Through our ever-popular classes and services, I help women like you dream big on their pregnancies, births, and becoming mothers and back it up with meaningful action to create better outcomes.

One of the things I’m often asked is
“How on earth did you get started in all this?”

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been insatiably curious about female human body. I wanted to know, what exactly is it that makes people genuinely happy, healthy and emotionally fulfilled? Why do some women struggle with pregnancy and postpartum while others breeze right through?

I was also passionate about a multitude of seemingly unconnected things: writing, research, fashion, beauty, skin care, and psychology. Just to name a few.

Before this work found me and me falling {head over heels in love with it}, I worked in the luxury fashion industry for companies like Gucci, Prada, Escada, and Chanel, in serving VIP clients. I’ve dressed celebrities for major events like world-famous concerts, movies, press conferences, and appearances that you would recognize if I were allowed to tell you about them. I managed major Fashion Shows for the industry’s top designers making front page of Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). I’ve rubbed shoulders with World Leaders over lunch and Page-Sixers over cocktails. I’ve lunched at LeCirque and vacationed by private jet at Auberge where I learned to speak wine. Through appearance and emotional support, I helped friends, celebrities and non-celebrities look and feel confident and empowered.

After many years at corporate jobs, returning to school as an adult to study nursing, and a lot of angst trying to choose just one thing to be in life, I realized that my unusual combination of interests and skills was a strength, not a liability. I took a little vacation with my journal and came up with Bend & Blossom.

Bend & Blossom became my fourth child. My brain child. She's just as unique as I am. She doesn't fit into a box. She's been copied many times but she's so unique, she can't be duplicated.

I’m honored that I have been called
Thought Leader for
Women and New Moms.

Under the fashionista me is actually a science honors geek from college. I’m the researcher and I’m the serious yet fun me whom you will come to love and learn from on this journey to YOU. I have a really fun approach to drawing you into science in a way that you get. When was the last time you played with Play-doh and bounced on a big ball in heels? We know how to have fun!

I believe that every woman has within her the innate wisdom of her own body.
I believe that women are strong.
We have the power to create.
I believe that pregnancy is more than having a baby.
It is my passion to meet you where you are to inspire you and to empower you.
I believe women can change the world for women.
I’m so happy you’re here.

I work with women who desire healthy pregnancies, healthy babies, and easier postpartum recoveries. What I love about working with women and helping them plan their first pregnancy, second baby, and so on, is that this is generally a time of joy, motivation, and innate awareness for her.

I work with couples who are struggling to conceive, have experienced pregnancy loss, and miscarriage. And, some who have not–they are just planning a baby.

Now is the time to shift from struggles to motivation to health, … and eventually sleepless nights! Preconception as it’s own phase is an important factor in why we should start viewing “pregnancy” in a longer-term view. Let’s take preconception and see it as it’s own unique “trimester,” just like postpartum is it’s own “trimester.”

I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to thrive.

I'm in the business of helping people. We love what we do and it shows.

We want you to be prepared for the best experience!

I’m certainly not a sage from the hippie drum circle but I sure can roll with them! I’m human. I make the healthiest choices for myself and my family. Some days are shitastic. Some days are filled with fear and self-doubt. I wear makeup, high heels, and eat a lot of kale. Yeah, I guess I’m pretty crunchy but I can easily go both ways. I subscribe to moderation.

But my commitment is to bring you the very best of what I’m living and learning, and to keep it real and honest as I go. So please don’t expect perfect polish (I’m too plain-spoken for that) but do expect thought-provoking ideas, timeless wisdom, some goofy antics (just ask my birth classes!) and an unwavering devotion to help you live your most expansive, expressive and meaningful life.

If you’ve read this far, thank you. I hope this is just the beginning of our relationship. And, I’d love to learn more about you. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I’m thrilled we’re connected and I’m excited for the journey ahead.

With all my love,
XO

Nicole Boho
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Yoga Teacher & Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, e-RYT

Integral Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher
YogaWorks Registered Yoga Teacher
YogaWorks Prenatal Yoga Teacher
Buddha Baby, Yoga Mom Certified Teacher
YogaWorks Postnatal Yoga Teacher
Yoga for the Female Pelvic Floor
Yoga for Fertility
Restorative Yoga
Yoga Nidra
e-RYT

Certified Pregnancy & Birth Professional Doula

HypnoBirthing Certified Practitioner
Contemporary Doula International®
CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator
LAMAZE Certified Instructor
CAPPA Lactation Educator
CAPPA Certified Doula
Spinning Babies®
Rebozo Techniques
Dancing for Birth®
VBAC Facts®

Lifestyle Fertility Pregnancy Coach & Speaker

Co-founder & Co-host Pregnant Pause Radio
Nutrition: Fertility & Pregnancy Aviva Romm
Reproductive Medical Associates Panel Speaker
HypnoBirthing® Fertility Practitioner
Integrative Women’s Health Institute
Well Adjusted Mama Podcast Guest
BabyLife Expo Panel Speaker
Founder Bend & Blossom
Eats on Feets
Best for Babes