Role of a Doula
Provide support in any setting so that you can feel confident about your choices throughout your pregnancy.
Let’s find a cozy coffee shop and meet for a complimentary consultation. During this time, we’ll chat about your visions and ideas surrounding your birth.
Services Feel support through your transitions
Complimentary consultation, 1-2 prenatal visits, labor and delivery, 1-2 postpartum visits
During this time, we discuss questions you may have, options that come up during pregnancy and labor, and practice comfort measures for labor.
Postpartum can look many different ways. Whether we spend our time chatting about your birth or creating systems in your home to tackle a new daily routine, you should feel like you have access to support and information throughout this transitional time.
I offer emotional and physical support for those going through pregnancy loss and abortion which includes all options counseling, navigating procedures and post-care. This is a completely complimentary service.
Birth and Labor Support $1100-1500
Postpartum Support $30/hour
Placenta Encapsulation $275
I believe that support should not be confined to financial means. All fees are on sliding scale and can be discussed on an individual basis.
I travel all over the Greater Boston area, southeastern MA, and Providence, RI. I am comfortable traveling up to an hour and a half away.
Meet Maria Full Spectrum Doula
About me (she/her)
I am a full spectrum doula in the Greater Boston area. Six years ago I stumbled into this work after a friend invited me to be their support person during their home birth. At the time I had no idea what a doula was or what it involved. Many twists and turns later, I find myself spending my days in this incredible community working with amazing parents.
As a doula, I aim to be a constant throughout any transition. I believe this time can often be segmented; my hope is to help smooth out these transitions with you by providing comfort measures, affirmations, stamina, and informed choices. I go into any birth having no attachments to your choices in this space, as long as you feel supported and informed. When you think your birth story, I want you to feel like you were empowered, respected, and connected to the process regardless of the outcome.
I have a strong commitment to the Reproductive Justice Movement and am constantly bringing this into my life as a doula and as a human.
Birth Arts International Doula Training (2013)
Commonwealth Obgyn Internship (2013)
Fertility Awareness Method Training (2014)
Northeastern University BS in Biology (2014)
Womancraft Midwifery Education (2015)
Infant CRP (2015)
Full Spectrum Doula Training (2016)
Birth Matters Midwifery Apprenticeship (2017-current)
NRP Certification (2018)
Testimonials Hear from other families
"Maria’s insight and calming nature consistently helped us to make some of the important and stressful decisions involved with the childbirth process. It was Maria who led me to an absolutely phenomenal team of midwives who helped me to bring my beautiful baby boy into the world in a beautiful, natural way. Maria helped to make a process that was anything but easy, an extremely positive experience that I will never forget”
“As a young, first time mother – I was very intimidated by all things pregnancy, especially including delivery and postpartum care. I was referred to Maria by a friend of mine, and I am forever grateful for her comprehensive support that she provided me and my husband. Hospitals and doctors naturally make me uneasy and Maria was there to make the whole process not only easy, but actually pleasant! It was wonderful to have her by our side to advocate for our needs, and throughout the whole process she reminded us that we are in control and that we have options."
Rolled with us
"My husband and I try to picture our labor without Maria, and we chuckle and dread the thought. She had ideas to help open my mind and body and was never offended when I said offensive things. She rolled with us like water. While you couldn't pay me to relive this experience, it was one that has shaped my every day since. Maria is forever intertwined in our precious family.”
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