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Mariah Maib-Strickland

Mountains and Meadows

Seattle, WA Service range 17 miles

Postpartum Rate


Availability Remarks: Monday-Friday, Daytime shifts, Available 8am-8pm, Minimum Hours/shift=3, Let's chat!

Postpartum Rate


Postpartum Doula Experience

5 years and 51 families served

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Northwest Association of Postpartum Support (NAPS) - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, May 2018

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Non smoking home

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Infant massage education
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Owner of The Village Circle in Burien Washington

Languages Spoken

  • English

Service Area

Seattle, WA Service range 17 miles

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Client Testimonials for Mariah Maib-Strickland

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Alicia Stephan


Mariah was quintessential for our start as new parents.


We are extremely happy with our decision to bring her on as our post partum doula, and we tell all our family and friends the same thing!


Mariah brought education, guidance, and so much more to help us care for our newborn. There were so many things we did not know and Mariah was able to teach us in an informative way that didn’t push us. As first-time parents, this hands-on approach was better than all the classes we took. 


In addition, I truly believe I am breastfeeding today because of Mariah. 


I always looked forward to Mariah's arrival to know we could ask questions, learn, and get help on things around the house. Later on, Mariah's arrival meant it was nap time for us parents! 


Mariah also checked in on Mom to check in how she was feeling and warn her about potential upcoming feelings. She was also easy to get along with.


I would advise all parents to work with Mariah as their PPD so their baby and themseleves can receive the best advocate, partner, and care.



One of the best decisions we've made is that we chose Mariah to be our post-partum Doula! She has been a great help for us. She's always showing up on time and starting the day by checking in with us on where do we need help the most. She not only help with taking care of the baby very well, but also help us as first time parents to build up our confidence in this new journey. We had tons of new questions everyday about the baby, lactation and post-partum femine care. Mariah has always been very patiently providing her knowledge and sharing her experience with us on those questions. For the ones she's not very sure, she would also do research and providing her findings for us. As a first time mom, I didn't know if I am feeding my baby enough with breastfeeding, and Mariah has been supporting me with the latching techniques. With her help, I have been more and more comfortable in feeding and starting to enjoy the breastfeeding sessions. I could not recommend Mariah more as a doula and would definitely go with her again if we have our second :)

Kathryn & Jeremy


Mariah was such a wonderful part of our support circle when our second son arrived this year. She was extremely supportive and from day 1 knew how to help our family during this transitional time as we became a family of four. She was able to provide us with support and space to navigate feeding/nursing challenges we faced and also for us to remember to see the great joy in front of us. She was so flexible as our needs changed on providing extra support and had many resources at hand for things that were out of her wheelhouse. I would highly recommend Mariah, for me as the mother she was a calming presence and I so looked forward to every visit as a moment I knew I could take care of myself and also have extra support for any new baby things we were navigating! 



Mariah is a total gem! She is full of warmth and wisdom and did everything from putting our baby down for naps to folding our laundry with incredible mindfulness and care. She is both intuitive and communicative, so it was incredibly easy to integrate her into our routines, and we marvelled at how a few hours of her calming, reassuring presence and efficient help could make life feel manageable again. Most of all, we loved how readily she and our baby connected. We're so grateful to have found her! 



Mariah was excellent! We needed help for 7 days in between family visits from 8-1. She jumped right in with baby care, I had no problem trusting her with our son while I napped or ran out to an appointment. I could hear her talking and engaging with him and I don't think he's fallen asleep so easily!

It was helpful to have someone external to help us get on more of a schedule - setting alarms, planning the day more and such. She also washed bottles and organized our drying rack in a way that made much more sense. She had other tips too, like how to get our baby carrier on more easily. At the end of each visit she'd send a summary of when he was awake, what time he fed, diapers, etc. 

We'll happily work with her again!

Nina T


Mariah is a fantastic, caring, and friendly postpartum doula and I highly recommend her! It was a no brainer for my husband and I to hire her immediately after we met her; we felt comfortable with her ever since our first conversation because she was a great communicator, very positive, and clearly knowledgeable in baby care. She was not just amazing with my newborn, but also with me! Mariah made sure I was okay and taken care of at every visit and I appreciated her flexibility with timing and what needed to happen during every visit, whether that be watching the baby, doing laundry, washing bottles, or making meals for us. It felt so good to have someone help out in those early weeks who was also a joy to hang out with. You'll be in great hands if you hire Mariah!



We love Mariah! As a new parent who went through traumatic birth, my early postpartum days were pretty rough. Every morning when Mariah arrives at our house, she would check on me and make sure I was doing okay. When the whole world seemed to celebrate my baby's birth, she is the one who truly made me feel that I am equally important. She also took great care of my baby girl and is very knowledgeable about newborn care. Mariah is responsible, reliable and has such a positive attitude towards everything. We are grateful to have her! 

Dave C


Hiring Mariah was one of the best decisions we made! Because we have no family that lives here we knew we needed some extra help. 

She single handedly kept our household running in those early newborn days.  She would hold and feed our baby while we frantically ate with both hands (what a luxury for newborn parents), she changed diapers, would hold our baby while one of us showered, she would do loads of laundry for us and folds towels and sheets with hotel quality precision. She made lactation cookies for me. She cleaned our kitchen. She loaded and unloaded our dishwasher. 

In those early, foggy, newborn days when all I wanted to do was snuggle our sweet baby, Mariah made it possible by pitching in every which way we needed. We are beyond thankful that we got to work with her and any family that gets to work with her in the future is so lucky! If you're looking for a postpartum doula, look no further because Mariah is truly a gem. 

Julie Clawson


We love Mariah! She is the first and only postpartum doula we interviewed. We knew mid interview that we wanted to work with her. She is very knowledgeable about lactation, child development, and infant care. 

She has such a warm personality. She very quickly felt like a good friend. She made us feel comfortable sharing and opening up.
As first time parents we found it very therapeutic to have Mariah to talk to. She’s a great listener and always remembered what we told her. She also checked in with us after appointments. 

Something we really appreciated about Mariah is how she took care of us as well as our baby. She would always make sure that we had eaten or had a drink. She made us sandwiches or would heat food for us. She always asked how we were doing and how we felt about things. She’s very respectful and only offers her opinions when directly asked. She’s super supportive and always gave us words of encouragement. 

Another thing about Mariah that we really appreciated was her flexibility with scheduling. It was super helpful for us during a hectic and sometimes stressful time of our life especially in the first few weeks of our baby’s life. 

We lovingly call her Mariah Poppins. She is such a calming presence and she was always on time and very professional and personable. We could go on and on about how wonderful she is. We would Strongly recommend to her to anyone looking for help in the form of a postpartum doula for the first several weeks of newborn life. 



Mariah's support and help was even more useful than we knew it could be. As first time parents with very limited newborn experience, Mariah's calm, informed approach helped us develop confidence in caring for our new baby. Faced with a fussier baby, it was so great to have Mariah's experience to suggest various soothing techniques and to better identify the cues our son was showing us as we got to know him. 

Not only that, but it was a huge burden lifted to have someone we immediately trusted to care for our son so that we could catch up on some much needed rest. It also was an added bonus that she so quickly bonded with our dog, who was feeling particularly neglected given the shakeup of a new baby in the house! Highly recommend!

Claire Folkins


I recommend Mariah to all of my expecting friends! She is a wealth of knowledge and helped relieve so much of the stress of bringing home a new baby. She has a kind, nonjudgmental spirit, and made sure we were taken care of as well as our baby. 



Working with Mariah was so enjoyable! Her laid-back nature and kind heart are just two of the reaons why I felt comfortable with her instantly. Mariah was so open-minded and supported my husband and my plan for our baby boy. She was so flexible with the type of help we needed, which changed as our baby got older each week! She was so happy to help with household chores as well as sitting with me while I breastfed, giving suggetions where needed. She gave advice only when I would ask for it, and provided options for all types of baby-related topics. I would HIGHLY reccomend Mariah to any parent with a new baby. 

Courtny Jarman


It is impossible to condense all the good things I need to say about Mariah. Having a baby during a global pandemic was definitely not what we imagined for our second child, even in a mask, Mariah's smiling face calmed my mama nerves each day. Her knowledge, support, friendship, flexibility and patience allowed for a smooth and enjoyable transition for this mama with two under 2. I highly recommend working with Mariah, you will not regret it!



Mariah is a wealth of knowledge about labor, feeding, and newborn care - she literally teaches classes on those subjects, which is how I first met her. I knew immediately that I wanted her to be our postpartum doula. She has been so much help and comfort, particularly after a traumatic birth experience. When we brought our baby home, Mariah was there to help us get settled. She listened, empathized, reassured, and empowered. She offered suggestions of ways to help when we were too overwhelmed to think of them. She communicates clearly and maintains the right amount of cheer and levity for all of the situations that arrise with a newborn. You, your baby, and your household would be in great hands with Mariah!

Tove Tupper


Mariah is a true gift to parents of newborns. She was the best money we spent on our baby and I can’t thank her enough for all her support.  

We hired Mariah to be our postpartum doula. Our son was born 4 weeks early. Not only did we have a lot to learn as new parents, we also had a lot to learn as parents of a premature baby. Mariah was right there when we arrived home from the hospital. She taught us how to sooth our baby, gave tips on putting our baby to sleep, helped us figure out how to handle our first diaper rash and was the best breastfeeding coach I could ask for. She allowed us to take naps and kept our house clean.

Mariah was a source of confidence and support for both my husband and me as we inundated her with questions and concerns every time she visited. She is an encyclopedia of knowledge. And, any question she was unsure how to answer, she’d be our researcher so it was one less thing we had to worry about.

Mariah was our biggest cheerleader. We would not have survived the first several weeks of parenthood without her. Every newborn and parents of newborns need a Mariah. 

Lindsey Johnson & Andrew Ash


We can't think of enough good things to say about Mariah.

We were originally planning to have our first baby without a postpartum doula, because we thought we didn't need one. We could not have been more wrong! Every baby will present some sort of unique challenge (for us, it was breastfeeding). Having Mariah on our side transformed our first few months from overwhelming to manageable.

She's incredibly skilled in everything you could ask from a postpartum doula. Whenever feeding was became too much of a struggle, she was always waiting in the wings with a new technique, guidance from an expert, or simple words of encouragement. Taking care of a newborn is hard! It's vital to have someone that's been there before.

But her experience and skills don't capture what make her unique. Mariah has a gift for empathy that is rare. No matter how difficult the situation, she was always able to meet us where we were, look beyond the surface struggle to see what we really needed, and address that directly. I've never seen anything like it. It goes way beyond having an extra pair of hands. It's more like having a coach for one of the most critical junctures in your life.

If we could do it all over again, we'd work with Mariah in a heartbeat. She's worth her weight in gold.

Sara N


Best Duola Ever! Mariah joined our family with the birth of my daughter. She has been a phenomenal duola and I would highly recommend her to any family that needs loving postpartum support. I worked with several duolas when my son was born 4 years ago and here is what sets Mariah apart: 

She is the only duola that is intentional in her support for both the baby AND the mother.  Often duolas are great with babies but dont realize the mother needs support as well. Mariah always starts our time together by asking what help I personally need. Some days this looks like resting when my daughter had a rough night, helping make breakfast for my son so I can eat breakfast, feeding my daughter so I can shower or pump, or just listening to me vent if nothing seems to be going right. 

She is the most productive duola. Leave no minute unturned when Mariah is working with you. She always makes the most of her time with us to ensure our house feels like a home. When my daughter is napping, she is happy to help with laundry, dishes, meal prep, setting the beds, and light cleaning. Many night she has been the only reason I am able to have dinner on the table for the family. 

She is great not only with my daughter but ALSO with my son. He is excited to welcome her into our home everyday. She is always eager to listen to his stories, get down with him on his level to play, as well as make sure he is ready for school. 

She is a fantastic baby problem solver, subtly providing suggestions to make life with baby easier.  She will never bombard you with how baby raising "should" be done, only providing subtle suggestions when requested to help make life easier. Her suggestions have been lifechanging in getting my daughter to nap.

Thank you for all that you do Mariah to give our house loving, skilled, and positive support!


Sarah Canul


I received four 4-hour sessions with Mariah as a gift and from now on I will try to pass on the gift to future new moms! It was so helpful to have Mariah come while my partner was at work and teach me soothing techniques and talk about all things baby. We were always able to get a lot of housework done and it was such a relief to have another pair of hands during the day. Mariah is very nice and respectful. I would highly recommend her!

Caitlin Kristensen


Mariah joined our ‘team’ when Lincoln (my second son) was just weeks old. The day that Mariah came was my favorite day of the week. She always knew just what to do. She walked in to the house and a sense of calm, confidence and cheer washed over our family. We also had a 25 month old son that was adjusting to a new baby, a divided mama and a new family dynamic. Mariah split her time between caring for the new baby, showering my older son with attention and helping out with the never ending household chores to do around the house.   She did everything from baby whisper Lincoln to sleep and hold him while I took a much needed rest to make lactation cookies when my supply was low to run to the grocery store when our fridge was empty.

At first I was hesitant to hire a Doula. It seemed like a luxury that I wasn’t sure we could afford. I already knew the ins and outs of baby care as Lincoln was our second. However I am so glad I made the decision to bring Mariah into the mix. She turned a very stressful time of transition into a time of learning and growth for our family. Mariah has a real talent for asking the right questions, deeply listening and seeing what needs to be done and doing it. Mariah seamlessly joined our family, helped us create new systems and better ways of being.

If you are having your first child I highly recommend Mariah. She is skilled in infant care as well as all the other elements that bringing a new baby into this world entails. If you are having a second, third or even fourth child I would recommend Mariah as well. She did a great job bridging the needs of our growing family and as I said before helped us create new systems and better ways of interacting with one another.

Caitlin Kristensen
Full-time mom of 2

Jennifer Langston


Dear new parents,
Mariah's enriching presence has been absolutely essential to my transition into parenthood with twins. She helped me and my husband navigate the fourth trimester challenges and figure out the optimal way for me to care for my twins that worked for our family and unique needs.
Mariah has been a huge source of comfort and nurturing to me as a new mother; she is the best listener and one of the most empathetic people I have ever met. She was expert at giving calm support while encouraging me to trust myself as a mother. Mariah always had helpful evidence based tips and knowledge about the postpartum period, from feeding (breast and bottle) to baby soothing, postpartum body care, relationships, and everything between. She never pushed any of her own opinions or judgements, just offered the facts and helped us figure out what worked best in our situation. Whenever an issue would arise, she would help find answers to questions, share local resources for me to utilize, as well as ask probing and thoughtful questions to help me think through and gain confidence in my mothering instinct.
The best part about having Mariah around is that I knew that she would always have the best interest of me as a mother, whatever that need be. I definitely felt ‘mothered’ by Mariah. She always made sure that I was fed and watered, and pushed me try to take a nap if possible or partake in some self care (bath, walk, etc) that would make me feel like a human again. She also acted as my emotional guide and advocate in family, visitor, and professional appointment (doctor, nutrition etc) interactions.
Logistically, she was never late, flexible with her schedule to help us when we needed her most, and very responsible in every other way. Please feel free to contact me; I will be happy to give more details on how wonderful she is as a postpartum doula!

Jennifer Strumolo 301-606-8287

Postpartum Availability for Mariah Maib-Strickland

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