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Natalie Grammer

Maine Doulas - Your 1st Choice in Doula Support

Brunswick, ME Service range 100 miles We serve New England, from North Shore MA to Seacoast NH to Acadia, Midcoast Maine to the mountains

207.200.5102

https://www.MaineDoulas.com

Birth Fee

Not specified

Postpartum Rate

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Availability Remarks: A group of dedicated professionals held in the secure hands of owner and doula team. We are always available because we focus on supporting and nurturing our members as well as our clients.

Birth Fee

Not specified

Postpartum Rate

Not specified


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula

Birth Doula Experience

8 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

11 years


Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2012
  • Hypnobabies, July 2012
  • Birthing From Within, September 2013
  • HypnoBirthing, May 2015
  • ProDoula, June 2015

Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births
I will attend any home birth in which full prenatal care has been received and a midwife is scheduled to be in attendance.


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth art therapy services
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother roasting
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reiki
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep educator
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Yearly diaper drive

Brunswick, ME Service range 100 miles We serve New England, from North Shore MA to Seacoast NH to Acadia, Midcoast Maine to the mountains

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Client Testimonials for Natalie Grammer

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Lucia

8/20/2020

Having Natalie from Maine Doulas by your side through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum will make you feel calm, reassured, confident, better rested and more peaceful through the incredibly important time of bringing a new child into your life. I cannot imagine my experience without her. Natalie is so intuitive and experienced. She will not only respond to your needs as they arise but will be consistently three steps ahead, foreseeing what you and baby will need in the future. I simply cannot recommend her highly enough. I entered the experience thinking of doulas as birth coaches and I now see our doula as an integral part of our village. Natalie has a quiet, calm, strong presence which is incredibly grounding during the entire birth experience. Additionally her hyponobirthing class, even though virtual during covid, was my guiding star through labor and birth (I remarked to my partner after one of the more painful induction experiences "It really works!!" realizing I had been skeptical until that point). Natalie was everywhere at once from birth support to photographer to baby care- All I can say is she is magical and you want her by your side throughout!!!

Virginia

8/11/2020

I'm so grateful to have found Maine Doulas during my pregnancy. Natalie was my doula during and after the birth of my daughter and I truly don't know how we would have survived without her! She was a supportive, calming, and knowledgable presence during labor and continued to provide support afterwards, proactively checking in during the difficult newborn phase and always happy to answer our questions. Five months later she is still as helpful and supportive as ever. I can't recommend Natalie highly enough!

Ben

8/10/2020

Natalie saved our lives!  When we found Natalie at Maine Doulas we had exhausted all options, including a different sleep consultant.  We were past the point of exhaustion, had lost all confidence in our ability to be parents and thought we had the worst baby EVER. Things were so bad at our house: our baby wasn’t sleeping more than an hour at a time, had to be held constantly, cried hysterically the minute he was brought into his nursery, had 2 ounce bottles all throughout the night, and on and on. We were hesitant to make yet another investment toward improving sleep but we are so glad that we did.  Natalie traveled from Maine to Vermont to help us and from the minute she showed up we were at ease knowing we made the right choice.    

By the time she left, 72 hours later, we knew we had a baby capable of sleeping through the night and taking quality naps.  


Natalie didn’t just disappear after our 3 nights together either.  She was there for us by phone, email or text whenever we started to panic and doubt ourselves, she offered pep talks and confidence boosters and helped us think through what our baby was really needing from us.  We know how much of an investment this is (especially if you have already tried everything else like us) but it is 1000% worth it with Natalie at your side!  It’s been 5 months since Natalie left our house and our baby is still sleeping 11-12 hours at night and just made the transition from 3 naps to 2.  Natalie set us up with all of the tools we needed for the future before she even left our house. 


Natalie is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and supportive.  We apologize for the lengthy review but we cannot say enough good things about Natalie from Maine Doulas.  If we decide to expand our family in the future we will without a doubt call Natalie again!

Lauren

8/6/2020

Natalie was a life saver in those early nights with the newborn. I always felt that our baby was in great hands when we were sleeping. Natalie was considerate and flexible with our wants and needs. She was a calming voice of comfort when I was in that sleep-deprived, emotional state at the beginning of our baby's life. I cannot recommend Maine Doulas enough!

Meg LeMay

10/7/2016

My heart overflows with gratitude for Natalie Grammer of Maine Doulas who helped my partner & I have the beautiful birth we had hoped for. Not only did she support me emotionally leading up to nirthing day, but the incredible Natalie was our HypnoBirthing instructor. She showed up to our home after my first 6 hours of active labor and her firm hands and calm voice gave me the confidence to get to 9 hours before we finally left for the hospital. She was with me for nearly every surge applying relieving counter pressure or offering ice to my forehead sometimes simultaneously. She supported my birth partner and helped me to understand hospital jargon without it being overwhelming. And in a moment I will never forget she invited me to go deeply inward to a place where I arrived at profound trust in myself and in my body. I don't know if I'll ever be able to replicate that self trust in my meditation practice or elsewhere but it is one of the best gifts I have ever received. Thank you, Natalie. I am blessed to have had you as my doula!

Liz Warfel

10/19/2015

My husband and I considered using a doula for some time before we decided to. Since this was our first pregnancy, we had no idea what to expect during childbirth. We wanted to make sure we had enough help and support to get us through the process. I was initially hesitant about adding someone to my support team thinking that my husband and I could figure things out on our own. Looking back now, I can’t imagine giving birth without Natalie there. Her calming presence, support and encouragement throughout the whole process were incredible. She had an amazing way of relaxing me through her words and hands, providing counter pressure, massage and comfort whenever each was needed. We can’t say enough of how appreciative we are that Natalie was there to help us through this amazing process.
Thank you Natalie!!!!

Shiva Darbandi

1/25/2015

Natalie is extraordinary, and I cannot imagine having had a better experience. She has a calming prescence that instantly put my partner and me at peace, and she went above and beyond what we expected. 

During her routine visits she expressed a geniune interest in the pregnancy and any concerns we had, and her expertise was always able to guide us to a solution or approrpriate reference. Natalie is incredibly knowledgable and well connected, so we knew we could always count on her for advice. She is open minded and never judgemental, proceeding with a gental smile. 

The doula hip squeeze that she performed during my labor was magical. The entire experience, thanks to guidance from Natalie, was unlike what I had thought. She also checked in on my partner before, during, and after labor to make sure he was feeling comfortable. She made sure he ate and took breaks. From the moment we met her, and even now, we felt that there was someone watching out for us and helping us navigate a world in which we had very little prior experience. 

Natalie checked in on us several times after the labor, and it was the support I received then for which I will never stop being grateful. If we choose to have another child, our first step will be to contact Natalie. I cannot imagine what the process would be like without her. 

Anyone who is able to work with Natalie through pregnancy and during labor is an incredibly fortunate individual. She has been an extraordinary force, and we will never forget how much she has helped us. 

Birth Availability for Natalie Grammer

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Postpartum Availability for Natalie Grammer

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