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
Childbirth Class Fast-Track

$450.00
3.5 hours at home meetings covering:
  • Stages of labor
  • Signs of labor
  • Laboring positions
  • Pushing positions
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Interventions
  • C-section
  • Birth plan
  • Immediate after birth
Full Package
Childbirth Class Intensive

$1,000.00
Three x 3-hour at home meetings covering:
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology and anatomy of labor and birth
  • Stages of labor
  • Signs of labor
  • Laboring positions
  • Pushing positions
  • Comfort measures
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Interventions
  • C-section
  • Birth plan
  • Immediate after birth
  • Hypnobirthing basics
  • Life with your newborn
  • Postpartum Sanctuary
  • Breastfeeding 101
Not necessarily. But we highly recommend it because information is power. Learning what to expect from your birth process is the key to having a peaceful journey. Our childbirth educators will give you the confidence to interface with your clinical team and make sure that you know all your options at every step. Deeply grounding this practice in evidenced based information and conveying it to their clients in a way that is approachable and relatable.
Yes. And whoever else you choose to invite to presence the birth of your baby.
The most optimal time for a childbirth class is between 20 and 30 weeks. It gives you an opportunity to gain knowledge and clarity about the birth process and choices and a postpartum period. Your preferences for birth and postpartum will become more crystallized throughout the class and it will give you more time to plan for whatever your wishes for birth might be. Nevertheless, if you are already past 30 weeks, taking a class will be always beneficial at any stage before labor starts.