Testimonial for Marcie Hadley, CD(DONA),PCD(DONA),LCCE, CLC

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.

-Jeniffer Smith

October 17, 2014

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Marcie Hadley, CD(DONA),PCD(DONA),LCCE, CLC

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