Madison, AL Service range 40 miles Travel over 30 mins drive time may have additional charges.
$30 to $35
Availability Remarks: I believe EVERY woman deserves a doula by her side during her pregnancy and birth. Please do not let financial limitations keep you from reaching out. Potential scholarships as funding is available.
$30 to $35
4 years and 37 births attended
4 years and 16 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families
Postpartum limits/restrictions: Postpartum care is a service that primarily takes care of the new mom and assisting her as her body heals and her and her partner adjust to the newborn season. That can look differently from family to family. For one it may be taking care of baby while mom showers and takes care of herself. For another it may be light household work that helps set the mom up for success for the rest of the day/week. For some it may be preparing light meals and massage for mom as she rests. It also can include instruction on newborn care. Nighttime it can mean taking care of baby so exhausted parents can have a full nights sleep. (Night availability is limited-contact for additional details)
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
*Doula Training at Bastyr University*Evidence Based Birth Member*Practice Spinning Babies*Child/Infant CPR Certification Nov 2019* Certified and Member of Thompson Breastfeeding Method*Qualified Sleep Training* Newborn Specialty*PALS Volunteer*SBD Bereavement Doula*
Doula package includes: 2 prenatal visits (go over birth plan, comfort measures, role your partner will play, Q&A), on call 24/7 two weeks before due date until baby is born. Unlimited text/phone support throughout contract. One postpartum visit around day 4 to debrief birth, help with breastfeeding/latching complications, etc. Deposit: $250, balance due week 36. Payment plan options available on a case by case basis. Postpartum fees per hour: $30 for daytime, $35 for overnights (8 hr min). Birth clients receive discount on postpartum support.
Madison, AL Service range 40 miles Travel over 30 mins drive time may have additional charges.
I was lead to Paige around 32 weeks pregnant after two disappointing and discouraging trips to the OB emergency room. I had experienced extremely low blood pressure throughout pregnancy and reached the point of fainting frequently, so my personal OB instructed me to go to the ER anytime it happened during later term. I left both times feeling unheard and almost inferior, invalidated. For the first time in my pregnancy, I was nervous for labor. I didn't want to feel pressured or bullied, so I turned to Google. I didn't know what to expect from a doula. Hollywood had me imagining Melissa McCarthy's character from The Back-up Plan. I just knew I wanted to feel heard and supported. I also wanted my baby here safely, whether that meant all natural, medicated, or by c-section, and I didn't want to feel judged in my decisions or swayed one direction. It only took one meeting, one conversation. Paige was there for both of us every step of way, and I am confident my experience would have been far different without her involved. I felt so strong, empowered, and confident in every step and decision. She made sure I felt comfortable in all aspects and actually somewhat prepared! Looking back on my experience, I can honestly say I am so proud of myself and my body, and I most certainly have Paige to thank. I also have another friend for life! Our only regret was not finding her sooner.
I have zero regrets hiring a doula and working with Paige for my pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Paige truly cared about my concerns and helped me work through any anxiety during my pregnancy. She was respectful of my wishes and helped me work through a birth plan that followed my beliefs and made me feel comfortable. During the labor, Paige was the advocate that my husband and I needed. She was able to help voice our wishes when we were overwhelmed and was there to explain things and offer suggestions on next steps when we were unsure of what to do. She was knowledgable on different positions to try during labor. Things never seem to go as planned during labor, so having her there to help us through the things we didn't think we would experience and through the complications was a huge comfort to myself and to my husband. Overall, I definitely recommend Paige as a doula. She will listen to you and be there for you through the entire process.
I cannot speak more highly of Paige!
As first time parents, we didn't know where to start. During our meetings, she was incredibly informative and very supportive of whatever decision we made regarding our birthplan.
But what really impressed me was that she was able to hone in on how my husband and I handle potential confrontation (with medical personnel) and how we work as a team. She made a point to discuss how I interact with people and my husband when in intense pain. Paige knew how to prepare us both, individually and as a team, for the marathon of labor!
Ultimately, our little boy ended up being 9lbs 4oz and 21.25 inches at birth and with my size (I am 4' 7"), we took my OB's advice to have a scheduled C-section. Even then, Paige was accommodating in her services, switching to focus on breastfeeding and post-partum follow up and care.
Paige will do anything in her power to take care of her clients during the miracle of birth. She is truly the best of the best!
Paige made all the difference in my birth experience, and I would highly recommend her. I don't think giving birth could have been any easier, and it was in large part due to Paige advocating for me and my OBGYN being patient during the birth. Paige stayed with us during the hospital, provided invaluable information about the process and people involved at the hospital, and taught me how to breastfeed my baby. I dont think I would still be breastfeeding without her recommendations to breastfeed very quickly after birth and establish a pumping routine in the hospital. Her services are certainly worth the cost, and I will be use her services again if we have another baby.
When we think pregnancy we often think of women, but men have a role to play that can be very significant. That role, for me, was Wife-Support. While it may seem easy it can be very hard to comfort a woman who knows that you know more about Monday night football than you do about time between contractions. Regardless, my personal goal was still to do whatever it took to make my wife feel safe and secure. That was my most significant desire for my wife because when she feels safe and secure she can then relax and enjoy the beauty of our pregnancy. While my heart was in the right place, there was just so much information that I didn't have, and that's where a Doula can be very helpful. I personally wanted a Doula to arm me with information so that I could comfort and reassure my wife when she was worried. Paige proved to not only be a great source of information but a great source of comfort. Paige was very relateable and down to Earth, and that was a blessing because we spent days in the hosptial room together supporting and advocating for my wife. Yes, I did say advocating. When you go into a hospital with doctors and nurses who have delivered thousands of babies, you can feel like a number, but when you have a Doula like Paige, you go in prepared with a birth plan. Paige was a god-send. She took notes on the medications the nurses were giving my wife. She wrote down the times they administered the meds. She helped me to not only be there with my wife, but she helped me to be "present" and fully in the moment. That was the most beautiful gift she could have given me, and as a husband, that's what I wanted most.
If any of you are questioning whether a Doula is beneficial, they are. If any of you are wondering who you should choose, I recommend Paige.
I hope your pregnancy journey is blessed.
Paige was absolutely amazing as our doula and I would highly recommend her to everyone I know who is having or thinking about having a baby! From beginning to end, Paige was attentive to our needs and very knowledgeable about the entire pregnancy, labor, childbrith, and postpartum process. She helped us make very tough birthplan decisions in the beginning and helped us to be very flexible during about labor journey, which helped to decrease the amount of stress we felt during a very stressful time. Our labor didn't go as planned due to complications, but Paige went above and beyond during our extended hospital stay of 5 days, which ended in c-section. She became a nurse, a mother figure, a sleep relief for my husband, a watchman while I was asleep, and an overall advocate. Having Paige there made the unknowns of my complications bearable. I literally could not imagine having anyone else in the room. Paige has become more than just my doula, she has become a friend and we look forward to working with her with our next child!
I could write a novel about how incredible Paige is. I knew as soon as I got pregnant that I wanted her to be my doula. And while she wasn't in the actual delivery room (COVID stinks), she still went above and beyond to be present when we finally went to the hospital. Over the course of my pregnancy, Paige was very consistent to check-in on not only me but my husband as well. When we got closer to showtime, we met and created a birth plan, went over comfort measures, breastfeeding information, and so many other things I'm probably forgetting. When it came time, Paige showed up in the middle of the night and brought such a confident peace into our home. We are first time parents, so everything was new, foreign and scary. But she helped us (especially my husband) feel confident and collected and she reminded us of tips, positions, and affirmations that we really could do this.
After laboring at home for 20+ hours, we decided it was time to head to the hospital to see what was going on. We received the news that I was preeclamptic, and Paige was there (via text messaging with my husband) to encourage us and help us stay focused on what the real end-goal was. Never once did Paige make me feel invalid or unheard, but always seen and encouraged me. While my birth-plan didn't go the exact way we planned, Paige's wisdom and guidance plays a big role in what potentially saved both mine and my baby's lives.
I would, and do, recommend & support Paige 1000%. You NEED a doula. You need PAIGE as your doula. <3
Paige is amazing. I hired her post surgery when I couldn’t pick up my 9 month old. And Paige came into our lives making my recovery so smooth. She identified needs and became the solution without me asking. She became an extension of me while I took the time to rest and recover. Often we as women put on our super hero capes and push through whatever pain we may be going through in order to care for our families. But this time it felt great to take off the cape and allow myself to heal. I only wish I’d spent the money to hire her during my postpartum phase too. She is worth every penny.
Paige is absolutely wonderful! She is so knowledgeable and attentive. I was 8 weeks postpartum and so close to giving up on breastfeeding. I was in tears as I messaged Paige and asked if she could help figure out how to get my baby to latch without it being so painful. She showed up to my house so quickly and the tips and tricks she taught me helped tremendously. We haven’t had any issues since then! I’m so thankful! My only regret is that I didn’t have her in my delivery and that I didn’t call her sooner!
Paige was a blessing for us and our twin 6 week old twins. We desperately needed some sleep and help and she came to our rescue. She was so polite, extremely helpful in everything we asked/ needed her to do. She changed them, fed them both at each feeding, soothed them and put them back to sleep. She was cautious and wore a mask that we requested her to wear without hesitation, cleaned up the room after her shift and was very pleasant to work with. We are extremely thankful for her and will use her again and again!
I absolutely love Paige! My baby is almost 9 months old and we still keep in contact. When I first met Paige I kept the appointment purely out of courtesy and thought I had already made a decision on who I wanted my doula to be. I was really particular and the kind of person that only wanted my husband and the midwives and my doula there - no moms or anyone else. After meeting Paige though we had an instant connection. Even though my baby ended up being breech and I needed to have a c section the resource she has been for me was so helpful. The hospital allowed her to come into the OR with us and she took amazing photos that still make me cry. The birth I ended up having was not the one I wanted or intended but having Paige help me voice what was important to me and stand my ground was very helpful. She also called me the night before my c section to make sure I was doing good emotionally. Being pregnant, giving birth and going through postpartum is just as much mental and emotional as it is physical and having someone who can keep you in a good head space is invaluable no matter what kind of birth you go through. Having a doula you can trust is a must for me!
Paige served as our postpartum doula after the birth of our daughter starting in February 2020. I myself have a disability and require assistance with household chores in addition to child care duties.
Paige has consistently exceeded my expectations. We started out by asking for her help with basic child care for our daughter so that I could get some extra sleep while my husband worked. However, Paige doesn’t feel right about sitting idle while my daughter naps. Ever since, Paige has washed my dishes, made bottles, done my laundry, cooked meals for us and the baby and done anything else that I can come up with. She was previously employed as a professional organizer; my closet has never looked better!
She is very professional, arrives for work on time and hates to leave if she hasn’t completed a task. She provides the same level of care for my daughter as she did for her own three adult children. If I am being honest, I don’t think that we could have navigated our first few months of parenthood without her. Any new parents would be lucky to have someone like Paige, especially if they do not have family around to help them learn the ropes.
I have two little ones but never had experience with a doula. So every step of working with Paige was new to me and from the beginning and the end, I was glad I decided work with Paige.
She was honest with her experiences, her knowledge and what she can offer. She was always willing to listen and learn about me and my birth plan.
Her prenatal visits gave me not only a lot of information but also ideas of calm and soothe my chaotic pregnancy life with two kids. She was just like a good friend and big auntie. Plus, all the exercise tips she gave me helped me a lot during the last month!
On the day of delivery, she was quick to help me made a right decision to go to hospital with reminding me check things I should bring(thank you from mommy brain!).
When I saw her at the entrance of hospital it felt like I have my mom on my side. I think that's because she's been a great company through my pregnancy.
During the labor, she helped me with methods we planned to use and encourged me to choose other options hospital offers. Because my labor was rapid and I wasn't quite conscious because of pain, we didn't have chance to explore all the methods we planned to try but her presence and encouraging words were enough for me. Being there with me, for me and keeping me positive and encourged were what I needed and she did her job 100%. I honestly don't remember most of things that had happened during the labor because I was in great pain but I do remember her encouraging words and gentle massage. What else did I need that time.
One extra big thanks is because my delivery happened 3-4am I was super tired but thankfully Paige took great photos and videos that me and my family could enjoy.
To sum up my experience with Paige, she was there for me. That is what I hoped, wanted and needed. My request and wish was fulfilled! Thank you Paige!!
Paige was incredible from start to finish. She is warm and supportive. In a difficult time of having many of my closest friends all move far away from within a 6 month period, she came into my life with light and a smile and provided a sense of family that I deeply needed throughout the experience of birthing our 4th child. I was incredibly successful in my birthing and I managed the pain exponentially better than the other 3 births. I must add, I was apprehensive about having a doula, maybe moreso since I am a person of color. I was moved by this sweet lady who helped me feel welcomed and accepted and even loved more, or gave me a sense of priveldged despite and even in light of my race. She has a heart that can help anyone. I highly recommend Paige for your doula and birthing experience.
Paige was the most amazing person we could have ever hope for during the birth of our first child. My wife wanted a natural birth and neither of us knew what to expect. We started looking around for doulas and after some research, we came across Paige. We spoke with her and a number of other doulas before hiring her. It was very obvious from the first phone call she was the right one.
Paige had so much imperative guidance, emotional support, tips, tricks, ways of explaining the various processes in terms my wife and I could understand and so, so much more. She had a bag of goodies that provided comfort. She knew of massages and different positions to help ease the pain and help align the birth. She was there for us anytime we needed leading up to the birth, including a nightly text message asking us how we were doing. The actual labor lasted 30+ hours and Paige was with us every step of the way. Everyone was exhausted but she was there still championing what we wanted, interacting with the medical staff and ensuring we were comfortable. Paige is thoughtful, kind, patient, knowledgable and guinely cares about mothers, fathers, new borns and new families.
If you are considering a doula, look no further, Paige is the exact person you want.
We were so thankful to have Paige as part of our birth experience for our first child! Before the birth, she shared helpful information about the labor process, how to stimulate labor naturally and reposition the baby, etc. When I was in labor, Paige worked well with my husband and the medical staff to provide both support and comfort for me. Paige is calm, knowledgeable, and experienced. She made a huge difference in helping us have a positive birth experience!
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