Intuitive Labor Support

"If a woman doesn't look like a goddess during labor, then someone isn't treating her right."

- Ina May Gaskin

Why hire a birth doula?

A doula provides physical, emotional and informational support to you and your partner during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. I observe quietly and ask simple questions and do everything possible to help you have an informed pregnancy, birth and postpartum period.

The ideal time to hire a doula is as early in your pregnancy as possible. This gives us time to get to know one another and time to ask questions when they come up.

Once present at your labor... we set the tone for the atmosphere with soothing music or dim lights and make sure you have plenty of water and healthy snacks. I love to run my diffuser with a beautiful oil of your preference, such as peppermint for energy or lavender for relaxation. I let you tell me the way you want your birth to unfold. There is constant non-judgemental support even when interventions are administered.

I assist you and your partner in finding a rhythm so every contraction is accepted and appreciated.

Ready to learn more? Book an initial 45 minute free consult with me to learn more about your options for doula care.

“Our experience with Mapuana as our Doula was amazing.

LA DOULA REVIEW

“She took a holistic approach to assisting with the birth of our son, particularly with the use of essential oils to alleviate my anxiety and create a calming environment during birth. She truly listened to us to formulate a birth plan and was gentle and supportive when things changed or didn’t go as planned. We highly recommend her and can’t thank her enough!”

Julius & Diana Callahan

“At each birth, my midwife and nurses sang her praises.

LA BIRTH DOULA MAPUANA MERGEL REVIEW

“The birth of each of my five children was an amazing experience and Mapuana’s support as my Douala made it possible to have my children naturally. She skillfully empowered me through some really hard transitions and her kind intuitive touch provided exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. I highly recommend her services. She brings so much compassion and knowledge to the birthing experience. At each birth, my midwife and nurses sang her praises. In fact, they found excuses to come check on me because it was the most peaceful room and it smelled so lovely with all our essential oils diffusing! I am so grateful for her services.”

Nalani Jarrett
Certified Holistic Health Coach 702-677-8432

“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

Lovely Doula Package

{ideal for first time parents}

$1500

  • Two in-person prenatal visits
  • Assistance in preparing your birth vision
  • Support throughout your pregnancy / help gathering information to make informed decisions
  • 24/7 on-call availability beginning at 37 weeks
  • Constant support once labor begins / in home or hospital
  • Initial breastfeeding support
  • 1 postpartum visit within 2-3 weeks after birth - includes a full body massage
  • Heating pad / Ice Pack
  • Keychain full of Doterra Essential Oils
  • Back up doula
los angeles birth doula

More the Merrier Package

{ideal for families having another baby}

$1200

  • One in person prenatal visit
  • Support throughout your pregnancy / help gathering information to make informed decisions
  • 24/7 on-call availability beginning at 37 weeks
  • Constant support once labor begins / in home or hospital
  • 1 postpartum visit within 2-3 weeks after birth - includes a full body massage
  • Keychain full of Doterra Essential Oils
  • Heating pad / Ice Pack
  • Back up doula
doula care 2nd baby