My Story

My name is Maria, I am a Doula and Child Birth Educator, providing inclusive services in South-Etobicoke (and the GTA).

I have always had a love for the female body’s ability to create and give life and from a young age I knew that women were capable of magnificent things. When I became pregnant with my first born, I felt a deep connection between my body and hers. That was when I truly felt a force of power within myself. Being able to create life is an incredible thing, and women deserve to be praised! When she arrived, I was shocked by painful breastfeeding dilemmas and lack of sleep and little support, I felt very overwhelmed but still perservered.

When I became pregnant with my second child, I felt all of those good feelings again. This time I chose a Midwife and was blown away by the level of care I received. I was being supported, guided and allowed to make my own choices in how my pregnancy went. That support system empowered me to be well prepared for labour and delivery. I quickly learned that when women are supported during pregnancy and delivery, they are capable of incredible things -and the experience tends to be more pleasant as well.

​I want to help empower families through evidence-based care, while also incorporating traditional child birth practices. For years, I’ve been passionate about babies, pregnancy and supporting families through their growing stages, I would be honoured to do the same for you and your family.

​I am a mother, inclusion advocate and community organizer looking to empower and support families through this huge milestone in their lives!

The ultimate goal is for clients to feel confident, comfortable and in control of this huge milestone in their lives. Bump, Birth & Beyond is here to serve you as an advocate, support system, pool of resources and more!

My Philosophy

Birth is a natural process that your body was designed to experience. The ultimate goal is to support you through your journey by allowing and encouraging you to achieve your desired birth. 

You have the right to plan your birth and participate in a way that makes you feel most comfortable. This is your pregnancy and your baby, so your wishes will be priority. Pregnancy and birth are unpredictable so we may need to fine tune the plan along the way but with my support you will be able to confidently adjust the sail.

My job is to empower and equip you with all the knowledge you want and need in order to make your own decisions for a happy birth and postpartum experience.

Client care will be centered around

Evidence-based, up-to-date information.

Being a source of comfort, encouragement, and support.

Providing a safe, non-judgmental environment

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As a Doula, I do not

Perform any clinical tasks

I am not a trained medical professional, therefore I can not and will not perform any clinical tasks, those will be provided by the medical staff on your health care team. I will also not provide any medical advice, all information I provide will be evidence-based.

Make decisions for you

I am here to support and empower you but I will not make any decisions for you or on your behalf. All decisions will be made 100% by you (and your partner). I will, however, be right by your side to support and guide you through the decision making process.

Speak to the staff on your behalf

I am here to empower you to advocate for yourself! I will support you through all decision making process by ensuring you have all the information you need to make educated and confident choices. I cannot and will not speak to staff on your behalf but I will support you through those events and make sure that all decisions are made without pressure.

 

Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience

I am not here to judge, scold or push my own personal beliefs on to you. This is your pregnancy, labour, delivery, and baby, you make all the decisions and I will support you through this journey in your life. I strive to provide a safe space for all of my clients so they feel happy and well cared for.

My Training

BIRTH DOULA

DONA International – Doula School

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR

DONA International – Doula School

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Customer Testimonials

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  • «Maria is one of the sweetest people I have ever worked with and she has a beautiful heart. She absolutely loves babies and has a gentleness and understanding that cannot be taught. Her compassion comes naturally and I would recommend her services to anyone of my dear friends or family without hesitation.»

    Tiffany W.

    Graphic Designer

  • It was really fun getting to know the team during the project. They were all helpful in answering my questions and made me feel at ease. The design ended up being better than I could have envisioned!

    Eve Crawford

    Product Designer

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    Zak Reid

    Web Developer

  • I’m wondering why I never contacted these guys sooner! Seriously, they all have commendable talent in their respective fields and knocked my concept out of the ballpark. Thanks for an amazing experience!

    Jack Graham

    CEO

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