Mary

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.

Full Package
Birth Doula Essential Package

$1,500.00
  • 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.

Ellen

Your Doula is your primary source for emotional, physical and educational support during pregnancy and throughout the entire birthing process. Your Doula is there to help your birth be safe, empowering and a memory that you will cherish for life. Doulas are available for phone consultations throughout the pregnancy and will schedule visits with you in person leading up to delivery. After 36 weeks of gestation, your Doula will be on call 24hrs a day, and will be fully and constantly present during labor. Your Doula acts as an advocate and is there to support your choices regarding your pregnancy and birth; they do not impose their own agenda.
A Doula will support and empower your choices for your pregnancy, whether it is a natural birth, medicated, or cesarean; be it a home birth, at a birthing center, or in a hospital. The Cochrane Review recently published a study stating: “... Supportive care during labour may enhance physiological labour processes, as well as women's feelings of control and confidence in their own strength and ability to give birth. This may reduce the need for obstetric intervention and also improve women's experiences”.
A Doula is there to support your decisions. Think of it as the co-pilot on this journey, minus the decision making privilege. Only YOU and your partner are legally responsible for any decisions made during pregnancy, birth and afterwards. To put it simply: NO.
Anytime. This is a personal decision you will make when you feel you need support outside from your family and friends, an unbiased voice, a friendly expert, an active witness of this beautiful stage of your life.
Yes. Doulas are supportive of whatever decisions parents make during pregnancy, birth and/or afterwards. A Doula should never encourage nor discourage a mother to choose between having a medicated or unmedicated birthing process. They will be able to review the pros and cons of your decision if you feel so inclined to share it with them.
Yes. Again, a Doula is an extra pair of hands, ears, a voice that can help you express your wishes at a very vulnerable time. A Doula will never make a decision for you, but can certainly help you feel supported about the ones you make. That includes a C-section.