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Mariah Post

Northwest PA Doulas

Website: https://www.nwpadoulas.com

Phone: (814) 3152525

Birth Fee: $725 to $925

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: Please contact me to set up your free consultation!

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Doula Training

  • Stillbirthday, October 2015
  • DONA International, March 2016
  • ProDoula, July 2016
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 1 to 6 births and 1 to 10 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Northwest PA Doulas does not attend planned unassisted births.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • ProDoula CBE Certified

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • La Leche League Leader
  • La Leche League Peer Couselor

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Pre-Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Hearthside perinatal bereavement care training
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents

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Client Testimonials for Mariah Post

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Taylor Burkhardt

When I found out I was pregnant, I had no idea what a doula was, let alone that I would need one.
Then you best friend, Mariah, told me she was becoming a doula and explained to me what that entailed. I knew then I needed her to be there with me through the whole process.

Having her there for everything was amazing. She helped me through the pregnancy, false labor, the rough contractions during my active labor, bringing my beautiful son into this world, the first latch, and everything postpartum. She was also there to help my husband when he was unsure how to comfort me during labor.

My plan was to have a home but with some complications I was rushed to the hospital to deliver my son. She was there for me and was so calm through all the commotion and help me stay as calm as I could be.

Mariah was there for me and had an answer for any question weather it it about pregnancy, labor, postpartum, or breastfeeding, as she is a LLL leader.

I would recommend her to anyone and I also plan on having her at my next birth (in a few years of course).

Posted 9/29/2016

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Samantha Jones

When I found out I was pregnant I started researching what was best for my baby and decided I needed a doula to help my birth go as smoothly as possible. Luckily I knew just the lady: the leader of my local La Leche League, Mariah Post.

Mariah had just started her own doula business and was already so informed and knowledgeable. She made herself readily available via phone throughout my pregnancy for any concern I had. She was very supportive of my plan to have a natural unmedicated birth, however she made it known that the decisions were up to me.

Mariah met with me for two prenatal visits, including one at my gynecologist's office. It was nice to have her meet the doctor she would be working with. She helped me to prepare for birth and brought up things I should consider that I hadn't even thought of.

I live close to the hospital so I planned to labor at home as long as possible, with the support of Mariah, and then to head to the hospital when I couldn't wait any longer. When Mariah arrived she made sure I was doing okay and that I ate something. After laboring at home for over 12 hours with more helpful hip squeezes than I can count from Mariah, we went to the hospital to have my natural birth. I was 6cm dilated when I arrived and Mariah helped remind me to breathe and cooled me down with wet washcloths on my forehead. After an hour and a half it was already time to push. Twenty minutes later, my beautiful son was born on May 1, 2016 and was very healthy.

A couple weeks after my birth Mariah came to my house for a postpartum visit. She checked to see how I was doing and helped me figure out how to use my breast pump and ringsling, amongst other things. Her genuineness and caring nature are priceless. Thank you so much Mariah for helping me with my natural birth!

Posted 6/4/2016

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