Did you know?
Studies have shown that the more acknowledgeable we are about our bodies the less fear we have about the changes we go through, and less fear equals less discomfort and better results. It’s all due to the hormones we release according to our feelings and emotions. Fear can slow or even stop your labor. If a laboring mother does not feel safe and calm, her body will act in self defense and stop the process of labor to protect mother and child, which will trigger a chain of procedures performed by the medical team to ensure mother and child safety that might not be part of your birth plan. Give yourself the peace of mind of having the help and support you need to achieve your birth goals.
Hi there, thank you for visiting my website, I’m looking forward to our journey together through this amazing and unique time of your life which is giving birth to another precious life. Either if it’s you or someone you love who is going through this special yet emotional moment, providing them with a professional, dedicated and friendly hand is a priceless gift to give.
My name is Mayara Silva, I am originally from Brazil and throughout my life I have always been amazed with births. The best feeling on earth to me is being able to witness the miracle of life blooming before my eyes. The joy of experiencing the magic of the moment with the people we love, the connection as a family and the rollercoaster of feelings all at once.
I have two children and have experienced two completely different births according to my level of knowledge in each pregnancy. With my son I had a long frustrating and painful labor that lasted 3 days and almost ended with the need for forceps and vacuum. I felt helpless, and violated. I had no voice, because I had no knowledge or anyone to advocate for me. My son was perfectly healthy but I still felt that I should have enjoyed that special moment with him.
With my daughter I made sure I was educated. Therefore my labor was blissful, calm, quick, I felt empowered and in control. I enjoyed and felt proud; I knew exactly what was going on and how I wanted the process to flow.
That’s when I decided I wanted to help women have joyful births and be part of their miracle stories. I pursued the doula training through DONA international and began volunteering at the local woman shelter in Long Beach by offering birth and breastfeeding classes, Q&A sessions, pregnancy and newborn photoshoots, as well as making myself available to provide my personalized services as a doula for each one of them making the ladies feel special and taken care of, regardless of their current situation.
As a woman, I believe in empowering each other to retrieve the power of delivering our children the way we feel comfortable and safe doing it as well as enjoying the process of it. Regardless if the mother chooses to have a home birth, or a C-section with or without pain medication, at the end of the birth the mother needs to feel fulfilled, respected, heard and taken care of, so she can enjoy bringing her little miracle to the world. As your doula, my mission is to educate, advocate, care, listen and serve you so you can have the best birth story possible because you deserve it!