MAINE'S PROFESSIONAL BIRTH GUIDES

Helping you navigate pregnancy and parenting.

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Plan your best beginning

Childbirth Education Classes

Your childbirth classes are the map where you begin to plot your journey.

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Breastfeeding Support

Your certified lactation counselor will be your Sherpa through the ups and downs of breastfeeding.

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Labor Doula Support

Your labor doulas will guide you through the uncertain territory of pregnancy, labor and birth.

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Postpartum Doula Support

Your postpartum doula is your compass as you forge your own way in parenting.

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Placenta Encapsulation

Ingesting your placenta can increase your milk supply, rate of recovery, and postpartum mood.

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BirthME doulas and educators look forward to supporting your birth and parenting choices with compassion, professionalism and heart. You know what is best for your family. Let us bolster your transition into parenthood by building your confidence and knowledge. Our doulas specialize in high risk, multiples, natural birth, VBACs, un-medicated labor, epidural, nitrous oxide, IV pain medication, planned cesarean, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, attachment parenting, sleep training and many other birth and family choices. BirthME  serves Augusta, Farmington, Bath, Brunswick, Portland, BoothBay, Falmouth, Freeport, Yarmouth, Bowdoinham, Gardiner, Lewiston, Auburn, York, Biddeford and surrounding cities and towns in Maine.

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Paula J. NorcottFounder

Hi there, I am Paula Norcott. Mom, coffee lover, business owner, knitter, and dedicated doula, childbirth educator and lactation counselor to hundreds of families across the state of Maine. I help families to feel connected and supported while they conquer pregnancy, birth and the early months of parenting,

Blog

Welcome to the BirthME blog!

Self-Care Made Simple

Self-Care Made Simple Aside from the fact that parents these days are spread thinner than ever, we do have a small advantage over previous generations: “self-care” is actually a thing. […]

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So Where is the Manual?

One of the hardest things about welcoming a new bundle of joy into your life is that BABIES DON’T COME WITH MANUALS. If you’re like me, you wouldn’t even assemble […]

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Survive the Newborn Days!

I have been running new parent support groups for over fifteen years.  I love being there for the triumphs and even the tears.  I love to see these parents share […]

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It was amazing to have a support system totally dedicated to me, especially during a long and difficult labor and delivery.Molly C. - Family Nurse Practitioner
The services that you provide are invaluable to new moms (and dads). I feel that your classes are as beneficial to my health as staying active and hydrated.Katie B.
Being a first time mom is the most elating and terrifying journey in the world. Having a guide who is educated and understanding like Paula definitely made a difference, especially during those first few weeks!Selina, Mother, Wife, and Teacher
Paula was amazing supporting me, my husband and our midwife. After our baby was born, Paula would check in at clutch times and ease our uncertainty.Sarah P. Operations Manager
Paula helped my partner to have the confidence to make informed decisions and be the best support he could be.Sarah M. Business Owner
Paula not only provided essential postpartum support, She was always available to answer questions or troubleshoot any concerns at any time.Sam W. Montessori Teacher
Paula's consistent support allowed me to breastfeed, recover, and spend time with my older child.Jenny B. SAHM
I wasn't sure how I would make it through those first few weeks with my son in the NICU. With Paula's help I was able to meet my needs and his, and eventually meet our goal of exclusively breastfeeding.Jill J. Special Education Teacher
"I'm so glad I hired a doula for my husband!"Regan S.
It's hard to imagine our journey without her knowledge and optimism reassuring us each step of the way.Chelsea M
it was clear our doula knew how to integrate seamlessly with the hospital birth team. My OB specifically mentioned how much she liked my doula during a follow up appointment.Tracy K.
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