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Alejandra DeMaio

Mother NaturAle

Website: http://www.mothernaturale.com

Phone: (407) 780-5515

Birth Fee: $800 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $25

Fee Details: First consultation is FREE. This is where we get to know one another, ask questions about my role at your birth, discuss your anticipated needs and birth desires, and determine if we are a good match for one another. Upon hire: $500 due at first prenatal visit. $500 due at second prenatal visit. I offer a variety of additional services that you may want to add to your package at a discounted rate. I believe every woman deserves a Doula so if you are not able to afford my fee please contact me to discuss special arrangements.

Birth Doula Experience: 10 years and 50 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 10 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 2010
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 postpartum families

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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Sacred Pregnancy and Sacred Postpartum Mother Roaster

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (The Center for Breastfeeding)
  • IBCLC Lactation Consultant
  • Lactation Counselor Training (Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding)
  • WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Rebozo Training
  • Sacred Postpartum Certified Mother Roaster

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have worked with several local midwives as a Birth Assistant. I have volunteered at several birth and breastfeeding organizations over the last 10 years. I have and continue to organized local events that support and advocate for birth choices, natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and attachment parenting.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Client Testimonials for Alejandra DeMaio

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Maggie Sharar

Alejandra supported the birth of my daughter almost 3 years ago. When I think back on it I smile and feel a rush of empowerment. Alejandra's presence at my birth gave us a sense of peace and warmth. She was constantly giving me water, positive affirmations, and physical comfort. I remember during transition I kept saying "I can't do this anymore", Alejandra said I was doing it with a confidence that hit me powerfully. A few weeks before our birth Ale gave me a Blessing Way. This ceremony meant so much to me. I felt like a pregnant goddess as I received massages, a floral crown, and henna. We also made a birth bracelet and birth affirmation signs. Each of those elements prepared me for the most transformative event of my life. I am proud to call Alejandra my doula and soul sister. She had such an impact on me I am now a doula. I would highly recommend her doula services to any woman looking for a positive empowered birth.

Posted 11/11/2013

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Sara Waugh

Alejandra, MotherNaturale, made my pregnancy and birth experience of my third child unforgettable. Often, a pregnancy can go by so quickly because you are anticipating your child's arrival and cannot wait for the day you are a parent to a precious new life. Alejandra helped me to relish in all the aspects of pregnancy to post partum. She captured my journey through beautiful pregnancy photographs and birth photographs. As my doula she always knew when to check up on me and the simple phone calls that showed she was thinking of me and my experience. On the day of my labor, she was a calm and gentle friend by my side. I felt her supporting me and helping me to reach my inner wisdom and strength for the natural birth experience that I had longed for. After the birth, she assisted me with a baby who had trouble latching as we figured out how to get my little one to breastfeed. Her peaceful presence is contagious and just what I needed to get through post partum days as a new mother with two other children to care for. I was so grateful that she encapsulated my placenta. Those pills played a key role in returning my energy and giving me a quick and positive recovery experience. Alejandra was born to be a doula. She helps every pregnant women to feel the experience as the glowing goddesses they are.

Posted 11/11/2013

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Wendy B.

It is my pleasure to recommend Alejandra DeMaio as a birth doula. Early on in my pregnancy, my husband and I knew we wanted to hire a doula who would help us have a more natural birth experience although we would be delivering at a hospital. We interviewed four different doulas including Alejandra. Alejandra was the last doula we interviewed, and by far the best. Her warm personality put us at ease right away and unlike some of the other doulas who seemed to be bothered by all of our questions, Alejandra was open, honest, and welcoming of them. Alejandra did not disappoint. Throughout my pregnancy she was frequently in touch. She provided valuable advice and educational resources based on my areas of interest. Throughout my long labor of two days, Alejandra was constantly by my side providing soothing words of comfort, suggesting and assisting with various positions, and helping me cope when I was exhausted and wanted to give up. She also was a great support to my husband, allowing him to take breaks as needed and coaching him on how to best assist me during the long process. My child was born late at night and it was a while before I was able to breastfeed him. Alejandra stuck around until two in the morning to help me position my baby and make sure he was able to latch! She stopped by after the birth to make sure we were all doing okay and a couple of weeks later she visited our home to make sure breastfeeding was going well and to answer my questions and concerns. I've met very few people who are as genuine, generous, patient, and kind as Alejandra. I cannot imagine having gone through the labor and delivery process without her. She truly made a huge difference for us and I recommend her without reservations. We have grown to not only view her as our doula but as a friend to our family.

Posted 11/11/2013

Birth Availability for Alejandra DeMaio

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