Nicole Heidbreder works as a Labor and Delivery and Hospice Nurse in the Washington DC area and has been attending births as a doula for over 15 years here in DC, NYC, San Francisco, Sumatra, Bali, and Uganda. Currently she also facilitates independent birth doula workshops and trains nursing students as a Clinical Instructor with the Johns Hopkins University Birth Companions Program. Additionally, she teaches End of Life Doula Workshops for the International End of Life Doula Association (www.inelda.org). Through her work in clinical nursing education Nicole was proudly inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society as a Leader in the field of Nursing and she sits on the George Washington University Hospital Ethics Committee. Since 2010 she has been working on a research project in America and Canada surveying Labor and Delivery Nurses, Labor Doulas, and Childbirth Educators with the Maternity Support Survey. In 2019, Nicole received the advanced designation of Evidence Based Birth® Instructor.