PCD (NAPS), CLE
Mariana is an experienced Postpartum Doula who has completed her certification through NAPS and is also a Certified Lactation Educator. Mariana is from Brazil, and a married mother of two. She has a background of more than two decades as a clinical psychologist in her home Country. Here in Seattle, Mariana was a toddler teacher at Bright Horizons Preschool.
Recently, Mariana has trained on When Survivors Give Birth at the Simkin Center, to be more equipped to work with clients dealing with trauma and/or anxiety and other perinatal mood disorders. So in the light of everything described above about Mariana, even if she’s "new" to the Postpartum Doula work, she has a lot of experience in her background to be a good choice for you already.
As a Postpartum Doula, Mariana's main goal is to support parents/families at such a life changing period. Beyond the emotional and physical support she can offer you; she’s very good at meal prepping. When possible she’ll leave a homemade meal for you that can warm you’re heart and bellies.
Again Mariana’s background, life experience, and training gives her the unique combination to technically and warmly carry support to you through the beginning of your parenthood journey