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A smile is the universal welcome…

ALOHA! I am delighted to have you here!

Are you ready to discover your SUPER POWERS?

Birth and new parenthood are a transformative time. I'm here to guide you.

ALOHA! I am delighted to have you here!

Are you ready to discover your SUPER POWERS?

Birth and new parenthood are a transformative time. I'm here to guide you.

los angeles doula and massage therapist

Giving birth and becoming a parent is a journey of self discovery, and can be empowering. As a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula I love helping people discover that power within!

- Mapuana Mergel

As a certified labor doula and licensed massage therapist I help you experience more ease (and less discomfort!) through pregnancy and birth. I also love sharing the benefits of essential oils as a tool to support a healthy pregnancy and postpartum. You know best how you really want to give birth. My role is to help you feel empowered, strong and clear in your choices and options, whatever they may be.

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“It was like the “spa day” experience of labor…

LA DOULA REVIEW

“Mapuana was actually my back up doula! She came to my rescue 48 hours into my labor. She came to relieve my other amazing doula and it’s as if she already knew me, she knew what I needed before I did, I felt so comforted and pampered and safe with her, she pulled out all the stops for me and helped me fight for the labor I had always wanted. Everyone jokes I want to have a 4th baby because my labor with Mapu was like the “spa day” experience of labor. She followed up with me once I was home and again just made me feel so honored and loved and cared for. Mapu will always have a treasured role in my daughters birth story.” 💕

Sarah Johnson

“Mapuana far exceeded any expectation I had for a doula.

Los Angeles Birth Doula

“I never thought I would be able to have an unmedicated birth, and I believe she is the reason I was able to do so. Her constant support before, during and after birth continually instilled confidence in my husband and I that we could do it, and she gave us the tools and resources to be successful. Her training as a masseuse and as a wellness advocate for the use of essential oils and other natural medicines provided a holistic approach to the birthing process. Her non-judgmental, positive, “you-can-do-it-mama” attitude is exactly what an expecting mother needs. If I have another baby in the future, there is no doubt we will call on Mapuana again. She provided a service I believe is hard to even put a price on, for which my husband and I will forever be grateful!”

Sam & Joanna Vulaca