I am a DONA trained birth and postpartum doula (since 2010), assisting women and their families in the Bay Area, on the Penninsula, and in the South Bay. I trained under Working Women Productions owner Felicia Roche.

The word DOULA means woman caregiver and I am proud and honored to be a part of this great moment in a woman's life. I am there to provide continuous emotional support, physical comfort, and assistance in obtaining information before, during and just after childbirth. I am there to support the birthing woman, her partner/spouse, and family.

Whether you choose a hospital, home birth, or birthing center, I feel blessed that you are choosing me to accompany you and give you the greatest care possible. I know that a mother will always remember her birth experience and the support that she received.

When you invite me to be a part of your birth experience, I will help you and your partner/spouse prepare and carry out your birth plan. I will collaborate with hospital staff to keep you informed throughout the various stages of your labor, and stay by your side, providing emotional support/help to keep you relaxed and focused. I use various "tricks of the trade," such as breathing techniques, focused meditation, and changing your body position for maximum comfort while your labor is progressing. I will do my utmost to keep you relaxed, using an abundance of massage techniques that I have acquired over my 17 years as a certified/licensed massage therapist.

As a mother myself, I do believe that my own birthing experience plays a role in my being an exceptional doula. I want your birth to be wonderful, lovely, and positive every step of the way as you make this journey.

Please email or call to schedule your complimentary consult: Contact us via Email or call 650-245-8290.

The birth you want to create is just a phone call away. Thank you for considering me for one of life's greatest moments: bringing your baby into this world in the way that you want.

Blessings,

Mari Freitas
LMT, DONA trained doula