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I am so honored to call doulahood my life's work. What began as a deep admiration of pregnancy and motherhood in my early childhood has now flourished into the practical knowledge of and experience in supporting women and their partners through their journey of bringing new life into our world.

I view labor and motherhood as the most spiritual experience - and the greatest gift - we women are able to receive in this lifetime. Supporting mothers in feeling empowered, at ease, and present during this journey is of utmost importance to me.

How I Will Serve You

Services & Fees

Free Consultation

Schedule a 30 minute video consultation with me to discuss your needs, desires, questions, and concerns. We get to to know each other a bit more in order to decide whether we are a good fit!

Prenatal Support

  • 1-4 prenatal visits (in your home or a public place)

  • We will discuss each stage of labor, pain coping measures, how to avoid unnecessary medical intervention, and much more. We will also help you create and develop a detailed yet concise birth plan to share with your provider and nursing team.  

Prenatal & Labor Support

  • 1-3 prenatal visits (1 hour each)

  • 24/7 on call text/phone/email support from 38 weeks onward

  • Labor support from the time you arrive to the hospital until 1 hour after baby is born

  • *Optional at an additional cost: at home support during early labor

Labor Support

  • 24/7 on call text/phone/email support from 38-42 weeks 

  • Labor support from the time you arrive to the hospital until 1 hour after baby is born

  • *Optional at an additional cost: at home support during early labor

Full Package: Prenatal, Labor & Postpartum Support

  • 2 prenatal visits (1 hour each)

  • 24/7 on call text/phone/email support from 38 weeks onward

  • Labor support from the time you arrive to the hospital until 1 hour after baby is born

  • *Optional at an additional cost: at home support during early labor

  • 1 Postpartum visit with a certified breastfeeding and lactation coach/postpartum doula

Donation Based
Pregnancy Photoshoot
*Limited time offer*

I am currently studying digital photography in order to pursue my passion for pregnancy and labor photography.

 

In order to support the growth of my portfolio I am currently offering all of my birth clients or anyone interested a sliding scale donation based photoshoot. Please reach out to schedule yours!  

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Maya is the most incredible doula anyone could possibly ask for! My husband and I were initially on the fence about hiring a doula but after we met Maya, we knew she was perfect for us. It was our first birth and we were nervous as to what to expect even with taking birthing classes, knowing which hospital we were delivering at and having our OBGYN there. Our son came over 6 weeks early which was completely unexpected given it was an uncomplicated pregnancy. Maya handled it with the utmost of compassion and assistance even way earlier than scheduled. She was there for us every minute keeping us as calm as can be throughout the long labor process. She helped advocate for me when I didn't know what was the right thing to do for myself and my baby during labor. She also was fantastic at helping my husband so he could feel involved and useful. We could not have done it without her! My OBGYN, who was not a huge proponent initially when we told her we were hiring a doula, ended up being Maya's biggest fan (after us). If you are lucky enough to have Maya as your doula, do not take it for granted! We absolutely love and adore her!

Danielle

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Why I Became A Birth Doula & My Philosophy

I have been fascinated with pregnancy ever since I was a child. Every time I stood in the same room as a pregnant woman, I felt as if I were sharing the room with a real life goddess! When I was 22 I discovered Doulahood. As a highly empathetic individual, easing the pain and suffering of others has always been my greatest gift, and assisting couples in navigating their way through labor is my primary way of doing so in this lifetime.

My Philosophy:

Just like with most other aspects of life, acceptance is key. When it comes to labor, having expectations is completely normal, but practicing letting go of them before and during labor is a keystone to having an empowering birth experience. There is no right or wrong way to give birth, there is just the way it IS and embracing what IS is my philosophy as a Doula.

As a doula, my job is to provide comfort measures, physical touch, verbal affirmations, and advocating for the mother when there is need for more clarity.  I became a Doula to guide women and their partners toward clarity on their needs and making sure they receive it. Above all, I am here to establish a trusting relationship and a safe environment for the mother to embrace the vulnerable and wild process of labor. 

“What if we told women the truth about birth
We’d have to tell them that contractions will probably be more than “surges” or “sensations.”
That they’ll probably rock your fcking world and leave you begging for salvation as you clutch the edge of the tub or the hospital linens
That your gentle breathing exercises and your Spotify soundtrack will be left in the dust as you sweat and pant and sway and swear your way through it

That you’ll trip harder than any mushroom you ever did in college and vomit with the same ferocity and travel to places deep within yourself that you didn’t know existed.
That you’ll float above your body and simultaneously be trapped in it with an intensity you’ve never tasted

And in that intensity, in the sweating and the swearing and the swaying and the vomiting and the endless hours of contractions crashing down upon you
You’ll find your strengthYou’ll find a resilience you’ve never known
You’ll find the power you need for the journey of motherhood aheadIn the messy humanity of it all
You’ll find that you are holy
A portal to the divine
Capable of indescribable miraclesA vessel of sacred life
What if we told women the truth about birth?
We’d have to tell them they are capable of anything
Worthy of being treated like goddessesMade to walk through the flames
Surf the tidal waves
Dive into the underworld
And come out alive
Not unscathed
Not unchanged
But whole and healed and ready to take on the world
If we told women the truth about birth
We’d have to admit that we’ve lied about everything else
And that they are more powerful
More fierce
More capable
More beautiful
Than we’ve ever let on.
If we told the truth about birth?
We’d shatter the world.”
Spirit Y Sol

Doula vs Midwife

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