Maya is a mother, a birth doula, and a lactation consultant. As a doula, her commitment to you is to help guide and nurture your natural instincts as you prepare for birth and life with a newborn. Her practice combines a rational, evidenced-based approach to birthing with a holistic focus on the body-mind connection, so that you are empowered to make well-informed decisions about your birth. Above all, she has a deep respect for the ability of women to birth intuitively when they feel safe, loved and calm.
Her certifications include: lactation consultant, holistic doula (La Matrona), Evidence Based Birth Professional, Hypnobirthing doula, and Comforting Touchdoula.
Puri Carvajal is a bilingual Birth Doula (DONA), Lactation Counselor (ALPP), and a Child Specialist. She serves families in the NYC area and NJ since 2012 when she moved to USA from Barcelona (Spain), where she worked as a family therapist and social worker for almost 10 years. For 6 years she worked at Columbia University, in the perinatal support program at Early Head Start and now she runs her own private practice. Puri has extensive education and experience on pregnancy, birth, postpartum and lactation; and has worked with different populations, supporting diversity and empowering the identity of each person who is navigating this unique moment in life.
Through education, empathy and unconditional support, she creates
the right environment for pregnancy, birth and postpartum to become a positive and
Maria believes it is every mother’s right to choose the kind of birth she wants and to have an abundance of support throughout the entire journey of pregnancy. As a Birth and Postpartum Doula she’s been honored to serve many families in New York City from varying backgrounds and household incomes. She honed her skills at the renowned Doula Trainings International and is also certified in infant and child CPR, as a Breastfeeding Counselor, as well as Mental Health First Aid. She has also done trainings in HypnoBirthing, and Spinning Babies.
Her 15 years of experience running her own wellness company –where she worked as a Health Coach and Life Mentor– gives her a unique ability to care for her clients on a deeply personal level. She has a passion for cultivating empowered mothers and healthy babies through education, compassion, and nurturing.
When she’s not doula-ing, she’s doing yoga, going on adventures with her husband, dancing, and musing on life’s many mysteries.