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Gayla Mays



Phone: 682-325-8522

Birth Fee: $1250

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $40

Fee Details: First 4 hours - $150. Each additional hour - $30. Multiples and overnights are an additional $10 per hour.

Birth Doula Experience: 7 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 22 years

Doula Training

  • Birth Arts International, March 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Bengkung Belly Binding Provider

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Prenatal Class Instructor and Parenting Your Newborn Class Instructor at FirstLook Pregnancy Clinic

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Gayla Mays

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Elizabeth Willis

I had a wonderful experience with Gayla Mays as my doula. As my due date neared I began to realize that I was going to need a little extra support through the labor and birthing process. I spoke with Gayla when I was about 37 weeks pregnant and although it was last minute and our date quickly approaching she was very understanding and flexible. She was absolutely amazing to work with. My husband and I still talk about our experience with her. 

Gayla was available at all times through text and phone and provided great feedback and supoprt before labor had even started. When labor did start, she was immediately available when my husband and I needed her. Her calm and gentle spirit kept me focused on what I was supposed to do. She provided amazing feedback during my contractions which I believe really sped up the labor process. Having her there with us allowed me to do the majority of my laboring at home. Her instinct was right on about when we needed to pack up and head for the hospital. 

Once there, she was right by my side offering continual support for my husband and I. She ensured that all of my birth plan was followed by doctors and nurses and I was able to have a natural birth without complication. When my son arrived she captured the moment and took lots of precious pictures. During my postpartum visit with Gayla, she gifted me a wonderful birth story for my son where she recounted details that I would have never remembered. 

I highly recommend Gayla. She will offer you great support and a wealth of knowledge in order to acheive the birth you want. 

Posted 3/22/2016

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Tonya Gibson Perkins

Ms. Mays continues to be a blessing to my family. As a family life doula, she provides help and support to my entire family. She cares for our children, ages 4 months and 8 years old, while providing emotional support, encouragement, and guidance to my wife while she continues to recover from an emergency c-section and the loss of her mother two weeks after giving birth.

Her presence has lowered my family's stress level tremendouly which allows me to continue to focus on my career. She has become like family. I highly recommend her for your family because she is the greatest!

Posted 10/15/2015

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Amanda Mays

Gayla was extremely helpful, and supportive. It was such a blessing to have her at the birth of my son. Her kind, and encouraging words helped me to stay true to my decision to have a natural, medication free birth. She was so very helpful, and knowledgeable when it came to breastfeeding. My labor, and hospital stay would have been much more stressful without her calming, and encouraging presence. I plan on having her as my doula with all my future children as well. 

Posted 8/5/2015

Birth Availability for Gayla Mays

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