NEW YORK CITY AFFILIATED DOULAS
Maya- Tier 3
Maya first trained as a Birth Doula with DONA in 2009 and is currently pursuing an Advanced Doula Certification with Manhattan Birth. Through her experience she has learned that when families feel safe and in control of their births, they tend to have more positive emotional and physical experiences. Maya is committed to preparing families for their birth by helping them understand their birth options and, to this goal, she certified as an Evidenced Based Birth Professional. She is also very conscious of the importance of proper pelvic alignment in birth outcomes and will guide parents with tips on posture exercises to help with the descent of the baby when the time comes. During birth, Maya is trained to use Comforting Touch techniques to help birthing mothers release tension allowing their bodies to let go and labor more calmly and efficiently. She is also completing her certification to support hypnobirthing families interested in transcending their birth experience by working deeper with their breathing and other guided mediation techniques.