Support You Deserve
We have held each other's hands, had each other's backs, and trusted each other's bodies throughout the ages. I take this work to heart. It is a great honor to become woven into the tapestry of someone's life in such an awe-inspiring event as the birth of a child.
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Hello, my name is Maria.
Giving birth is profoundly transformative, and it is a great honor to be trusted with supporting someone through such an intimate moment as they discover their strength, courage, and inner wisdom.
We have the innate knowledge to do this work, but it can take tremendous effort. Pain is part of any transition, including this sacred part of life. It is a privilege to stand so close to such an incredible miracle.
I am passionate about supporting families through their unique birthing journey and transition into parenthood with preparation, labor & birth support, and postpartum readiness.
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Maria was absolutely amazing. This was our first baby and I truly don't believe I would have been able to stick to my unmedicated birth plan without her assistance. Her calming presence, and wonderful tool bag, got me through a very painful labor. (Back contractions are terrible.) My husband and I went back and forth on hiring a doula and we were so happy we did so! Maria also continued to support us after birth. As new parents, it was just what we needed. We are so grateful for her and the amazing birth photos she captured.
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Systemic racism is driving infant and maternal health disparities in the United States. Doula support for families of color in the perinatal time is a way to combat these disparities and help improve outcomes. If you need a doula of color or resources that are culturally specific, please contact the Community Doula Alliance or the Black Parent Initiative.
I respect multiple cultural ways of knowing, seeing, and living. I honor diversity and strive to understand differences with humility.
I reside in Multnomah County, which rests on the traditional lands of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other Tribes that made their home along the Columbia River.
Proudly serving families in the following areas:
Portland, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego,
West Linn, Oregon City, Colton, Wilsonville, Woodburn,
Newberg, Tualatin, Tigard, Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro,
Forest Grove, North Plains,
Vancouver, Scappoose, Salmon Creek, Ridgefield, Camas, Washougal,
Gresham Troutdale, Sandy,