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Ginny Maria

Ginny Maria

Seattle, WA Service range 20 miles Currently located in southeast Shoreline area

929-464-4669

https://www.ginnymaria.com/schedule-with-me

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1400

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $40

Availability Remarks: Click on my website link above to very easily schedule a complimentary meet/greet online! I have full time availability, open for call and overnights.

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1400

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $40


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Pacific Association for Labor Support (PALS) - Certified Doula

Birth Doula Experience

1 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years


Doula Training

  • DONA International, September 2020

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No limits to my practice.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am part of the Swedish Hospital Doula Program. I am honored to support births at all hospitals.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
It is my delight to serve families delivering in any and all of the Seattle area birth centers.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
It is a joy to accompany families birthing at home!


College Education

BA/BS

MA/MS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Antepartum doula support
  • First Aid and CPR
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Provider Relations, Board of Directors PALS Doulas 2021 Community / Outreach Co-Chair OHSU PA Class of 2017 Family-in-need adoption project for Christmas 2015 + Spring Time Food Drive for Oregon Food Bank 2016 Medical Volunteer – Inter-Professional Community Health Education Exchange 2015 (20 hours) Child Life Volunteer – Doernbecher Children’s Hospital 2013-2014 (160 hours) Pediatric Physical Therapy Aid – Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today (IMPACT) – OSU 2007-2010 Relief Volunteer – Catholic Church Mission, Don Orione, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2003-2005 Assisted dentists and physicians in providing care in underserved rural areas. Vital signs, injections, teeth cleanings.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Fee Details

My birth package includes 2 prenatal visits, labor & delivery support, and 2 postpartum visits. My postpartum packages vary with amount of support desired by my client.

Seattle, WA Service range 20 miles Currently located in southeast Shoreline area

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Client Testimonials for Ginny Maria

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Cari A Cranney

4/14/2021

I don't know if I can give the amazing job Ginny does as a doula full justice in a review. I was hesitant about the expense of a Doula, especially considering I was going to one of the best care team hospitals in Seattle for child birth, but choosing Ginny made the world of difference.

Welcoming our baby to the world was calmer, more enjoyable, dare I say even funny with Ginny's support and presence. These were all important to us. We used a doula because of Covid restriction on additional family, but I would recommend her as a doula even if I had additional family support, because of the educated and calming presence she provided, prioritizing what was important to us. My husband is squeamish around blood and both of us were anxious about the unknown of childbirth.  But I have many beautiful and endearing memories from our experience and can thank Ginny for helping us foster that environment.

Before the birth she spent time with us to understand our values and intentions, including managing unexpected possibilities. She had amazing advice and was so kind and helpful.

While labor was starting (and false labor), she was super responsive, available, informative in helping me understand what was happening and how to feel my best.

She was better than a grandmother, helping me get what I needed when I needed it, anticipating my needs, coaching my husband through meaningful support and pulling tricks out of her bag like Mary Poppins, spinning babies, tens unit, essential oils... 

After birth she has also been available to help with feeding questions and other random new parent questions. In a nutshell Ginny's amazing.

It also adds to the appeal that she speaks Spanish, as my husband and I speak Catalan at home and she understood our multicultural dynamic.

Jeanne

3/24/2021

I'm an older first-time mom, and working with Ginny was a great experience for me! In the depths of Covid restrictions and concerns, we had a set of great conversations on Zoom to get acquainted and to plan for the birth. Ginny was such a great help, I felt like she led me through a lot of my experience! She had great questions for me to structure our plan, and to get me in the right mindframe for labor.

As to labor, my goals were to have a natural vaginal birth with Ginny's help along with my husband in the hospital, and my plan was flattened! Due to medical needs, I had an induction, epidural, and a C-section. Ginny supported me through all of these big, fast changes! She helped me push with the epidural, and sat with my husband while I was transitioned to the surgical area for the C-section, and took our first picture together, us and our daughter! I was so impressed and am forever grateful for Ginny's purposeful, optimistic, strong support through this experience.

Hire her! You will only benefit.

 

Mara

1/12/2021

Ginny has been an outstanding healthcare provider to me and my family! Her medical knowledge, outgoing personality, and approachable demeanor made it easy to confide in her and trust her with my health. Before being involved with my pregnancy, as a physician’s assistant, Ginny treated my husband for mental health concerns that had been ineffectively treated by previous physicians. Her warmth, sensitivity, and professionalism helped him feel comfortable throughout the treatment process; to this day, he says that she changed his life, and I couldn’t agree more. Throughout my pregnancy, Ginny thoughtfully checked in on us not only as first time expecting parents, but also as individuals. We are so grateful that Ginny was able to support us during the labor and delivery of our firstborn son, especially since he was born at the beginning of the the COVID-19 pandemic and we weren’t allowed to have family members at the hospital. She goes above and beyond for her patients by supporting them in any way they need her and providing thoughtful care. Her vibrant personality and passion for this field will make you all the more excited to bring a new little person into the world. We can’t recommend Ginny enough! We definitely plan to use her doula services during our next pregnancy!

Birth Availability for Ginny Maria

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-21-2021

Postpartum Availability for Ginny Maria

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-21-2021