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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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Announcement!  BirthME, Maine’s premier doula service is now located within Maine Mother + Company @ 54 Cumberland St Suite 5 in Brunswick Maine!

We look forward to supporting your 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 expertise is unmatched in Maine.  We specialize in labor support, post care and lactation services including breastfeeding, pumping, bottle feeding, attachment parenting, sleep training, colic, fussy baby, sleepless parents and many other family choices and circumstances.  Searching for sleep?  We provide exception overnight care for newborns while you rest.  Because sleep makes everything better.  BirthME  serves Augusta, Midcoast, Bath, Brunswick, Portland,  Falmouth, Freeport, Yarmouth, Bowdoinham, Gardiner  and surrounding cities and towns in Maine.

Be the best parent you can be!  We can’t wait to hear from you!

Paula J. NorcottOwner, Lactation Counselor, Doula and Educator

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


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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.