We Are Doula Activists

There is a lot of talk in the doula world about how doulas should not be activists. BirthME couldn’t disagree more. We believe we can and should be activists for our clients. We should be holding signs, collecting signatures and uniting in force. We should be insisting on supporting Maine families in the best way possible. We are doula activists and we are standing up for nonjudgmental, unbiased support for all families, all choices, and all births.
As your professional doulas, we are not activists in the way that comes to mind when you think about birth activism. We will never tell you how to birth, where to birth, or with whom to birth. We will not subscribe to the idea that a woman must birth in a particular way to have a supported, empowering experience. You know what is best for you and we support that.
If you’re pregnant in Maine and have been considering a doula, but have been worried about expectations, birth philosophies or doula agendas, know that in choosing BirthME, you are not choosing birth activists. You are choosing doulas who are activists for YOU. We have no agenda, except to support you and your unique birth experience. When you choose BirthME you choose Maine’s premiere doula service where unbiased doula support is a priority.

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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