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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 amazing event as the birth of a child.

 

Hello, my name is Maria.

Birth is deeply transformative and I am passionate about it! I help families embark on their birthing journey with preparation, labor & birth support, and postpartum readiness. You may not realize it yet, but the strength and the wisdom you need to give birth are already within you.

 

"The most important knowledge you can gather in birth is self-knowledge – the knowledge about what your body and mind need to feel safe enough to trust your instinct and intuition."Dr. Rachel Reed

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"We are made to do this work and it's not easy... I would say that pain is part of the glory or the tremendous mystery of life. And that if anything, it's a kind of privilege to stand so close to such an incredible miracle."
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Simone

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Maria was such an amazing addition to our birth team! We could not have done it without her - she was so helpful, knowledgeable and kind. We knew after our interview with her that she was going to be the perfect teammate to help us bring our baby girl earthside. Maria took so much time with us, never rushing through appointments. She genuinely wanted to get to know us and our vision for our birth. My husband was especially grateful to her for all the support on the day I went into labor. She provided the calmest presence and was so helpful! We love Maria and hope she is still a doula when we have our second child! She is a blessing and an amazing soul! 

– Alicia

 

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 are a person of color and in need of a scholarship, please contact me. You can also 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.

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