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Laiza da Silva

After I had my baby I realized all the sudden that I needed help as soon as possible. I had to take care of my newborn and my 2-year old, and all my family and most of my friends live Brazil. I called Marcie and she sounded very nice. We set up a day for her to come to my house. At first, I was worried about bringing someone that I didn’t know into my house. However, when Marcie arrived at my house and started talking to me I felt very comfortable with her. She listened to me. She cleaned and organized my house and helped me with my baby. She was what I needed at that sensitive time. I didn’t have a good birth experience, but just having Marcie there really helped me to heal emotionally. My experience with Marcie was very heartwarming and amazing.

Posted 4/19/2017

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Kay L

Marcie and Katie came highly recommended to us by friends and they were everything that our friends said and more! They  were angels throughout the pregnancy. They were knowledgeable and patient. They answered all of our questions and reassured us every step of the way.  During the delivery, Marcie knew exactly when to step in and help and when to step back and provide moral support. My husband and I were both grateful that she was there with us and we wouldn't have had it any other way. Of course, the labor and delivery deviated from our plan but Marcie was flexible and accommodating. After coming home from the hospital, Marcie and Katie were still invaluable resources to our family, providing assistance and advice that can only come from a wealth of experience and truly loving what it is that you do. 

Posted 4/18/2017

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Sharon M

I worked with Marcie from early May to Mid June 2016 after a friend recommended her. I was immediately drawn to Marcie from the first time we met so that we could establish whether we could work together. She had previously worked with women in Uganda, our neighbouring country back home,  which made it easy for me to work with her. Her experience was on of the reasons I was confident to work with her. She has such a sweet spirit and easily accomodates everyone making us feeling welcome.

Although we had limited time together, Marcie helped me alot in terms of creating a link to the hospital jargon, being the in-between person for any clarifications, providing great resources including a birth book and sample birth plans. She was eager for any questions that I had and also was accomodating even when I was hesistant of some of the exercises suggested.  She afforded us a lot of help especially during the labor process at home and at the hospital. Without her, I would definitely have had more invasive practices at the hospital but she was quick to point out what was necessary and what was not.

Marcie was there throughout the laboring and birthing process even though she was not allowed in the theatre, she later stayed with me in the recovery room until we bonded with the baby. She come back to visit when I went back home and we enjoyed having the baby and her daughter there. I was very happy with Marcie's help that I recommended her to a friend and a colleague who was having a baby later in the year and they agreed to work together, seeing we had such a lovely relationship. Overall, having Marcie as our doula was on of the best decision that we made since she made our experience a great one to remember.  I would not hesitate to recommend Marcie again to other parents and parents to be.

Posted 4/15/2017

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Rebekah Joy

I gave birth at The Farm and was planning on staying there a week in their cabin. I wanted to make sure I had help afterwards so I looked for a postpartum doula. I knew I wanted a mature woman with experience. I also wanted someone who could anticipate my needs but also knew when I needed some space.  Marcie Hadly was exaclty what I was looking for.

 

She arrived when she said she would. I felt very comfortable with her through out the whole time. She made wonderful meals for me so I didn't have to worry about cooking. They were delicious! She even stopped by the grocery store when I felt like having a salad but didn't have any of the ingredients for it.

She made sure I was drinking enough and refilled my glass when needed. She also reminded me to take a sitz bath to help my recovery and even prepared the bath with the herbs I had bought for it.

This was my eighth baby so I didn't need any support with breastfeding or infant care. I am sure she would have been wonderful if I needed it though.

She also made sure the kitchen was clean before she left and a load of laundry was completed.

We loved Marcie so much we ended up using her later on for some other support our family needed through a health crisis.

I highly recommend Marcie and I know you will not be disappointed. 

Posted 4/15/2017

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Oslyn Rodriguez

My experience with Marcie Hadley was simply phenomenal. From the moment we met, my husband and I felt that she was the best fit for us. She is the perfect combination of knowledge and compassion. Her calming disposition enabled us to confidently navigate some unexpected turns during labor. She stayed by my side from beginning to end, and surpassed all my expectations. I felt genuine love and support from her, and knew she wanted me to have the best birth experience possible. And that made all the difference. I highly recommend Ms. Hadley to any expectant mother.

Posted 10/9/2015

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Anna Cates Williams

Marcie and Katie were absolute essentials for helping me reach my goal of natural childbirth.  This was my first pregnancy and they supported me from the moment I found out I was pregnant until we were resting peacefully with our new little girl after an amazing labor and delivery.  Among so many things Marcie provided, here are a few of the things that helped me most:

-helped me find a low-intervention OBGYN

-taught me nutrition and natural remedies for the trials of pregnancy and labor

-taught my hubby and I comfort measures during labor

-listened to my needs and wants for my birth plan and helped execute down to the last detail

-provided the most calming of presences and labor support from the start of labor until final pushes

These women are a dream come true. What I liked most was that they listened to me and then helped me navigate the health care system to have the birth I wanted. My hubby and I talked about how much we didn't realize we needed a doula until we were IN labor. I don't know how people have babies without one! Marcie is one of the best. Words can't describe how thankful we are to have had Marcie and Katie with us on our journey to parenthood. Thank you Marcie and Katie!

Posted 10/9/2015

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Savannah Armstrong

When I first got pregnant, I was very unsure about having a doula. I'm a private person and I was worried about having someone else in the room. I hated for anyone to see me in pain. However, when I talked to Marcie I knew I wanted her there. Her calm, sweet-spirited personality was so refreshing and I was at peace knowing she would be there to help me out.

She showed up at the hospital and right away, I was relieved to have her there. I would be going through a horrendous contaction and I would look at her and this may sound strange but looking into her eyes I could see that I could go on. She showed a strength that I did not have at the time. She was quiet when it needed to be quiet, and she spoke and encouraged when I needed it. It was a blessing that Marcie was there. I honestly do not think I could have gone naturally without her.

I would highly reccommend Marcie to anyone! She is such a sweet, confident, understanding woman and she truly knows what she is doing. I was glad to have her by my side. It was an incredible experience that I know would have been extremely difficult to do on my own. 

Posted 10/21/2014

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Allie Dowling Mitchell

Marcie served as our doula when the original doula we hired was out of town. She came to help in the birth of our daughter very quickly and with very short notice. While it was a little nerve-wracking to have a doula change last minute, we were so happy to have Marcie to support us on the biggest day of our lives! Marcie is a gentle leader who made sure my comfort and success were of utmost priority during the birthing process.  She provided me with beneficial suggestions for pain management and for enhancing the labor process.  Marcie guided my husband and mother, who also attended the birth of our little girl, to help me throughout labor. 

My husband and I felt as though Marcie had been a part of our plan the entire pregnancy though I was already 5 centimeters dilated by the time we met!! Marcie's presence alone was calming and reassuring. I felt a continuous sense of security having her by my side as I delivered my child.  I hope Marcie will be a part of future births for our family. 

Posted 10/20/2014

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Kathryn Herring

We had such a great experience with Marcie! She was such a calm and warming spirit to assist with our birth. When we had uncertainty about what phase of labor we were in, she gave us realistic and rational direction as to what to expect and what to do. Our son's birth was an amazing experience and we are so grateful to have Marcie as a part of this memory! 

Posted 10/17/2014

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Jeniffer Smith

I loved having Marcie as my doula! She was such a calming presence, especially since I was induced at 11 days past my due date. Even before my daughter's induction (when I was having prodromal labor), she drove over an hour to sit with me, encourage me in my labor, calm my husband's nerves, and help around the house. I loved her visits, too. I had hoped for an unmediated birth, and she and her daughter went over several pain management techniques that could be used.

Unfortunately, due to the induction, I could not leave the hospital bed. However, because Marcie was there, most of my birth plan was carried out {despite my doctor's preferences!} She worked with the nursing staff to make sure that my birth plan was carried out as much as possible. Once again, her calming presence helped my husband and I to relax even in the hospital atmosphere. This was especially important for me because my husband's grandfather had died the day before I was induced, so there was a lot of added stress. She also asked if she could pray for us because she knew that we had been stressed before the birth {and she knew our beliefs as well}. She was genuinely concerned for us, and it showed.

I loved having a doula for this birth {my second}, and I will definitely use one if I have another baby. I honestly wish I could have Marcie again, but Birmingham is a bit too far now. ;) As far as unmediated births go, I know Marcie was ready to support me through mine. At the same time, when I made the decision to get the epidural, she didn't make me feel like I had failed. I would have been fully supported either way, and that's what makes a good doula.

 

Posted 10/17/2014

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Laura Herring Crook

Marcie was an integral part of the wonderful birth of my daughter in November! She provided tons emotional support in the weeks before our birth and her calm, assuring demeanor played a key role during our labor and delivery. Marcie has a wealth of knowledge on all things related to birth - nutrition, oils, teas, natural relaxtion techniques. She did all of this for us while still allowing my husband to play his role as my main source of support. Katie was also a huge help! She provided informative resources, helped to entertain my 2 year old son during meetings and even took some pictures during our superfast birth! I am so thankful for these two women! My husband and I have already recommended them to other friends and family that have also had wonderful experiences!

Posted 6/18/2014

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Nychole Ball

Marcie was my doula with my youngest child. She agreed to take this journey with me when I was about half way through the pregnancy (which is about normal time for a doula). We got together a couple of times for getting to know each other and to discuss ways she could help me during labor. I called on her when I thought I would be going into labor one time, and though nothing came of it she stayed with me, walked with me, and gave suggestions. Before my daughter came she went with me to my last midwife apt, and help ask some questions I had not thought of. When I went into labor (for real this time) I gave her a call to give her a heads up, and told her to wait a while because it was not quiet time for anything to happen. When my water broke I called her again to let her know we would be heading to the hospital. I waited in the parking lot to go in till the last moment. I was speaking with her on the phone with her on and off till she got there. Once I got in I ended up with a dr that did not know how to deliver a breech baby (which we didn't know before hand she was), and I ended up with a c/s. Marcie was great. She stayed a little while with us to talk and help. We ended up being in the hospital for several days. During this time Marcie was kind enough to help with my other three children at my home. I would recommend Marcie to anyone looking for a kind, gentle spirit that is willing to help in anyway they can. 

Posted 5/23/2014

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