Through years of infertility, adopting my two precious babies, and supporting women in crisis pregnancy, an understanding of how important compassionate support can be during times of concern and transition grew . When introduced to doulas, I desired to provide this kind of support for women and their partners during their transition into new baby.
In 2010, I attended a DONA, Int. doula training. Since that time, I have attended approximately 50 births in and out of hospitals in the United States and Uganda supporting women during labor and birth, and families during postpartum transition. While hospitals are different in Uganda than in the United States, the support laboring mothers need is the same. The assurance their partners need is the same. My experience includes supporting first time mothers, mothers of many, unmedicated and medicated births, inductions, c-sections, high risk pregnancies, VBAC mothers, and teaching a variety of childbirth education classes. I am also AHA CPR AED certified for adults and infants and also certified in Neonatal Resuscitation.
Getting to know the families I support is an incredible privilege. It is a privilege to help them formulate their birth plans, to provide a variety of childbirth education classes, a listening ear to pregnancy concerns, and support during labor, birth, and postpartum periods for mother and father. The more families I am privileged to serve the more in awe I become of the growth God gives during the journey to new baby.
Both recent studies and history have confirmed the benefits of postpartum support in reducing postpartum depression and promoting long term health in mothers. After birth, Marcie has been privileged to provide 500+ hours of postpartum care to families with newborns. More information about postpartum doula services is available on our postpartum doula services page.
Many expectant families need support for their children during their birth. I provide care for children during labor and birth through Sibling Doula support. I help parents prepare their children for what labor and birth will be like then provide care for the children throughout labor and birth providing parents peace of mind. To learn more about this service, please visit our sibling doula services page.
To schedule an interview, you may contact Marcie Hadley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-610-9224.