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Maria Lucia Petagna

Website: https://www.facebook.com/doulamarialucia

Phone: 718-997-7103

Birth Fee: $500 to $900

Fee Details: I am happy to work at a reduced fee for ladies with limited means.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 10 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Rebozo Training
  • BS - Nutrition & Food Studies (NYU); currently matriculated: MS in Public Health (SNHU); American Heart Association - Heart Saver CPR AED

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Chapter Leader - ICAN of Central and Southern NH

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Maria Lucia Petagna

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Jessica Rodriguez Boudreau

Oh, Maria! I credit a large part of the success of my delivery and our overall tranquility as a family to Maria. My daughter was born three weeks early and as first time parents, we were so nervous. Maria was there every step of the way from the moment my water broke to the end of my 26 hour labor. I'll always remember her looking me in the eyes and telling me my daughter was ready to meet me. We would be so lucky to have Maria during our future births as well. Recommend without a reservation. 

Posted 8/4/2018

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Yulya Spantchak

Maria was my doula during the birth of my first child in October of 2017. I cannot say enough good things about her. I truly believe that my daughter’s birth would not have gone as smoothly if it was not for Maria. From the start, she was incredibly helpful, without interfering with the medical professionals or my partner. She did everything from bringing a straw for my water to relieving back labor to encouraging me to move around. The moving around was key in ensuing that my labor progressed, and I don’t think I would have changed positions, walked around, squatted, etc, if it wasn’t for her encouragement. She knew when to push me, and also when to step back and let my partner take over. She also was helpful to my partner, who at times did not know what to do. She delicately balanced supporting me while also coaching him on how to better support me. The nurses and the doc on call adored her as well and explicitly told me that they enjoyed working with her. 

In addition to her help during the birth, Maria was a wealth of knowledge when I was researching labor during my pregnancy. She also did a home visit after birth to make sure all was well with healing and breastfeeding.

 

 

Posted 4/11/2018

Birth Availability for Maria Lucia Petagna

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