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VOTED BEST DOULA in North Texas by Dallas Child magazine

Maria attended the births of my last two babies. What I love most about her is that she truly embraces evidence-based birth, and understands that each woman's "perfect" birth looks very different. That means that if you want to have a home birth without so much as a Tylenol -- great, she'll be there for you. If you're more comfortable in a hospital -- no problem. Think you might want an epidural, or an induction? She'll help you objectively understand the pros/cons, and she will support you in whatever decision you make. She's not going to judge you for it or scare you into thinking your baby will be born with two heads.

Maria is also a wealth of knowledge about just about everything pregnancy- and birth-related. She is there for you not just for the birth itself, but for everything leading up to it. I often refer friends to her early in their pregnancies, to talk about different OBs and midwives, and understand who might be a good fit based on their specific needs and desires.

If you are a father-to-be (or
other support person) who is not thrilled with the idea of a doula because you think she might replace you... just know that my husband adores Maria as much as I do. Maria doesn't take over from Dad, at ALL. On the contrary, she supports Dad so he can support Mom.  I can go on and on and on and on about Maria, but seriously, stop reading my review and just hire her already. You will not regret it.     -Lisa 


Thank you Maria for all your help this weekend! You were awesome and very supportive of my wife and I during and after the birth of our son! You are outstanding at what you do and you made the experience memorable and special for us. Thank you!     -Ryan


Maria has the knowledge and experience to provide much needed assistance and improve the quality of care during labor and delivery. She brings a calm and peaceful presence, yet she is quick, detailed and assertive when needed under pressure.     -Joseph


You can read more about my education and background on my LinkedIn page: Maria's LinkedIn Profile


 Specializing in * Natural Birth * Water Birth * VBAC* Medicated Births*

Serving families in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Denton, Frisco, Plano, Keller, Southlake. Coppell, Lewisville, Irving, McKinney, The Colony, Hurst and surrounding areas.

"I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it."  -Unknown