About Paige, CPM, NHCM, BS
I’m a New Hampshire girl and learned early on the
benefits of a loving community & individual resourcefulness.
I studied Public Health and Policy at the University of New Hampshire and hoped to work in women’s health policy, but by the end of my last semester I had heard the word midwife, and little by little began delving into this magical world.
After college, I started tentatively doula-ing for friends, and since those early days of calling out “sick” and privately savoring the afterglow of births I have attended births in both home and hospital. I am a direct-entry, home-schooled midwife who apprenticed with three different homebirth practices before sitting for the national midwifery exam in 2016. I am back where it all began for me, on the New Hampshire Seacoast.
My first midwifery apprenticeship was in Boston with Sarafina Kennedy, CPM & Jessica Petrone, CPM of Birth Matters. I learned so much from Sarafina and Jessica in the year I was with them. Next, I spent a little time in Rome, Italy with the renowned midwife, Valeria Barchiesi. My second formal apprenticeship was in Vermont, and my last was in Maryland with sage femme, Karen Webster, CPM. With Karen, I was given the space to truly become a midwife and take an active role in the care of clients. When my time was finished with Karen, myself and my partner, Matthew decided to come home to New Hampshire. It is a joy to come back and to begin again, working with the midwives and families who touched my path at the very beginning of my journey.
In October of 2018 Matthew and I welcomed our first child into the world. We had a free and unassisted pregnancy and birth, you can read our birth story here.
When I’m not spending time with mothers and new families I can be found voraciously reading novels, teaching myself to forage, knitting, or spending time outside with Matthew & Lyra.
"Paige was a fantastic resource throughout my pregnancies and a reassuring presence during both births. She helped us to think carefully about timing and options. Paige provided great support for both myself as the pregnant mom, and for my husband. I have already referred close friends to Paige, and would use her again in the future without hesitation." Amanda
Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.