$20 to $35
2 years and 11 births attended
1 years and 3 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 4 postpartum families
Postpartum limits/restrictions: My goal is to make your postpartum period as easy as possible! Let’s meet up and chat about your specific needs!
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
BC has no birthing centres.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Happy to attend any home birth.
I'm a volunteer doula with the Doula Services Association.
Birth fee includes all consults, prenatals, labour and birth support, and a postpartum meeting. I'm willing to offer a sliding scale to those who need--please don't hesitate to ask! Let's meet up for a coffee to see if we could be a good fit!
Vancouver, BC Service range 10 miles I’m happy to serve families in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, and North Van.
We were impressed by Maria’s beautiful and comprehensive website and were attracted to how her birth philosophy lined up with ours! Working together, Maria brought her expertise, compassion, warmth, and joy to every interaction we had leading up to, and at our baby’s birth (and after as well). Whether labouring at home or at the hospital, we were so heartened by Maria’s tenderness and encouragement, and how she worked so synchronously with our midwife. Furthermore, the moments that Maria photographed at our son’s birth are just fantastic - she has a great eye for details. We are so grateful for her calming presence and highly recommend Maria’s services!
We had such a positive experience with Maria. She is such a wonderful force of calm, compassion and confidence and she never wavered throughout my 30 hour labour. She is very knowledgable and guided us though every step, while also doing such an amazing job at listening to our needs and hopes. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
We hired Maria as a doula and she was great. I wasn't sure if we should even get a doula but we are very glad we did. Maria showed up to our house right away when we needed her, was calm and supportive of my wife and myself thoughout the birth and offered to stay as long as we wanted at the hospital after the birth. She even came by our home a day or two after the birth to see how we were doing. Maria has a great supportive calming and caring personality and we would definitely recommend her as a doula for anyone.
Maria uses her whole being to provide care and support to both mother and partner during labour and birthing. Throughout the long process, Maria provided a calm and supportive presence. She attended to needs before I or my partner knew what we needed. Her quiet, yet strong presence was an incredible encouragement and strength to us. Maria's understanding of my physical needs for counter-pressure, the use of water for pain management and labouring positions allowed me to be guided through labour and for me to be fully attentive to the moment. Maria has a nurturing spirit and conveys a deep care for mothers in her ability to be present and share in this vulnerable, powerful experience.
My wife and I are first-time parents and Maria was the most helpful and supportive person during my child's birth. I cannot express how amazing she was to us. Amazing doula. Simply put.
I was first drawn to Maria as a potential birth doula by her fantastic website. She is professional, intuitive, warm and resourceful to no end! Her ability to integrate herself into any team dynamic and understand individual needs and the family as a whole is apparent from the first time you meet her.
My second labour was not for the faint of heart and Maria’s steady trust in my strength and ability to birth this baby was the cornerstone to my success. I felt triumphant, strong and confident with her by my side. I have many vivid and intense memories of this labour similar to my first, however, the addition of Maria brought me and family an overarching sense of calm...something greatly needed this time around! Thank you Maria, your services and wisdom were greatly appreciated and we will forever be grateful to you for the major role you played the birth of our second.
Maria was knowledgeable, attentive, friendly, supportive, and incredibly professional, while working with me and my husband to help deliver our son. She worked non-stop during my contractions to help make me feel comfortable, and she made sure to advocate for me and my husband while we were at the hospital. I really appreciated her prenatal and postpartum visits and the wealth of knowledge she passed on to me, so that I would know my options during the delivery process. I highly recommend her as a doula!
Maria is warm, knowledgeable, and always prepared. Even when there were some scary moments during labour, she never wavered, and served as as a much-needed voice of encouragement. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a doula!
= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-23-2020
= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-23-2020