Brooklyn Heights , Brooklyn
Mary is a DONA trained Doula and Certified Health Coach specializing in Postpartum care + Ayurvedic wellness whose philosophy is that a healthy foundation is a catalyst for a healthier future. Born, raised, and living in New York City, Mary understands and embraces the overwhelming demands and stresses that city life puts on families. She is inspired and passionate about providing families and individuals with the resources, empathetic support and nurturing to maintain a balanced life. Services include postpartum and labor doula support, ayurvedic meal planning, ayurvedic health consultations, holistic nutrition education, health coaching, and meditation. Mary completed her DONA Postpartum Doula and Birth training with the renowned Debra Pascali-Bonaro, followed by an internship at Healthy Mother & Natural Birth Sanctum in Hyderabad, India. There she provided gentle birth and postpartum support to women under the guidance of Dr. Vijaya Krishnan and some of the leading midwives in the country. Her experience at the clinic was so heartfelt and life-changing that it has motivated and inspired her to work towards improving maternal and infant health and create a ripple effect of positive change for a brighter future. Before her work in wellness, Mary was a top performing fashion director. She led design teams in the creation of some of the most successful brands for one of the worlds largest retailers. In 2017 after ten years of working in the retail industry, Mary decided to take a massive action to pursue her passion and seize her purpose. Her experience working in retail was invaluable, she learned so much about herself and how to nurture the development of others. Mary is deeply grateful to all of her teachers and for the life experiences that have brought her to this very moment.
Birth Doula Essential Package
- Two prenatal meetings at your house
- 24/7 on-call service after 37 weeks
- Continuous presence during labor and delivery
- Immediate breastfeeding support after delivery
- One postpartum meeting at home
- Full email and phone support
- Resources and referrals
Mary was supportive, calming energy that was essential to my birth experience. Mary listened attentively to my husband and my wishes, needs, and concerns prior to birth and we established a safe, trusting and organic relationship early on. Mary attuned to my needs throughout my birth and worked seamlessly with my husband to provide the support I needed. She integrated my needs into the hospital environment. I felt completely supported by Mary throughout my birth, I would highly recommend her as a birth doula and am so thankful we had her.