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About Mairi

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a child I went on a lot of camping trips, played in the dirt, climbed trees, spent a lot of time in the music room and was deeply involved in modern dance.  I was seven years old when I saw birth for the first time. I comforted my mother as she labored into the early morning and witnessed my precious little sister come into the world. It was an intense and beautiful experience that began my interest in pregnancy and all the wonder of new life.


I moved to Santa Cruz in my 20s and loved living near the beach while attending UCSC. I now live in Redwood City with my wonderful husband, bonus daughter and 3 precious cats. I am a pretty science minded person but I also enjoy playing my ukulele, crafts, hiking and restorative yoga. After graduating UC Santa Cruz I spent a decade working as a nanny, 6 of those years with the same family. I have enjoyed shifting my focus to doula work and I feel privileged to witness & support new and growing families!

As a Doula I build deep, heartfelt connections with the people I support. I provide knowledge and boost confidence so that you can take charge, connect to your intuition and have an autonomous birth and postpartum experience!   Every pregnancy journey, birth, parent and child is unique; I want to witness you.

My Family
Ursa, Cosmo & Nova
Hiking in the redwoods 🌲
My Family
Christmas with my husband
Ursa, Cosmo & Nova
Maui Honeymoon Hike
My Family
Palo Alto Art
Hiking with my Hubby ❤️

Autonomy

For you & baby; you decide where and how to give birth, and how to parent

Honesty

I will be my authentic self and tell you the truth

Respect

Trust and elevate you in your decisions and knowing of what is right for you and your baby

Knowledge

Help inform your decisions and boost your confidence

“Not only is she reliable and trustworthy, she truly cares about the families she works with… You will not be disappointed working with Mairi and can trust that she will do everything she can to provide for you and your family and exceed your expectations.”

-Jolee

Degrees & Certificates

The Matrona

Certified Holistic Birth Doula

Cornerstone

Certified Postpartum Doula

The Matrona

Certified Postpartum Doula

University of California Santa Cruz

B.S. Ecology & Evolution

Foothill College

A.A. Social Sciences

Red Cross

CPR & First Aid Certified

Safe Kids Worldwide

Child Passenger Safety Technician

Other Relevant Education

THE MATRONA

  • Birthkeeper Cohort September 2021-2022

CORNERSTONE DOULA TRAININGS

  • Advanced Full Spectrum Doula Training

  • Homebirth for Doulas

  • Fetal Positioning: A conversation between the gestational carrier and the baby

  • Supporting Trans and Gender Nonconforming Birthers

  • Supporting Survivors Who Birth

 

PARAMANA DOULA

  • ​Trusting Birth with Dr. Michel Odent & Liliana Lammers 

  • Protecting Birth with Dr. Michel Odent & Liliana Lammers 

INTENTIONAL BIRTH

  • ​Intentional Birth Pro Circle

BIRTH COACH METHOD

  • ​Birth Doula Training

SPINNING BABIES®

  • Spinning Babies Workshop with Nikki

  • Spinning Babies Workshop with Tema

YISKA OBADIA

  • Comforting Touch for Doulas

MODERN BABYWEARING

  • Teaching Baby Carrying

 

MICROBIOME COURSES

  • Breast Milk and the Infant Microbiome

  • Understanding HMOs

  • Breast Milk Scientific

 

EVIDENCE BASED BIRTH

  • VBAC

  • Big Babies & GDM

 

TOM KENNEDY

  • Acupressure to Encourage an Optimum Natural Birth

 

MULTIPLE BLESSINGS

  • Newborn Care Specialist Training

 

FOOTHILL COLLEGE

  • Child Growth & Development: Prenatal Through Early Childhood

 

KAISER SANTA CLARA

  • Advanced Diabetes Management

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • ​Evidence Based Birth Pro

  • Intentional Birth Pro

  • Blossom Birth & Family Community Provider 

Flowers

Resources

A few of my favorite resources

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