Maria Varvoutis
Doula
Monterey, California
4 years of experience
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About me

With over ten years of experience with helping communities through health and wellness, Maria Varvoutis, 4th Trimester Doula, has often been called upon for her assets in creativity and flexibility. She obtained her B.S. in Health Education and her Master of Public Health in Global Health and Health Education in order to better serve a culturally diverse population. Her personal and professional experiences with working with families all over the globe added to her innate desire to help others through their birth and postpartum period while away from family and friends. ​ Maria, certified birth and postpartum doula through ProDoula, came into the field in the spring of 2021 and has been told that she 'has found her calling'. With a passion for empowering and bettering the lives of those around her, Maria strongly feels that the birth and postpartum periods should be one of nourishment, growth, and support. In order to better meet the needs of the clients that she serves, Maria acquired a certification in pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercises. This certification allows her to work with previous birthing individuals through pelvic floor dysfunction, diastasis recti, SI joint pain, and low back pain. She has also completed the Birth Workers Education Course from MamasteFit to enhance her knowledge on the connection of the biomechanics of labor and delivery. ​Maria currently lives in Monterey, California with her husband, three kids, and a Siberian Husky. ​

Education

Bachelor of Science in Health Education (2011)

Master of Public Health in Global Health (2016)

Certification and training

Birth Doula Certification, ProDoula (2021)

Postpartum Doula & Infant Care Specialist, ProDoula (2021)

Certified Lactation Counselor (2021)

Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (2021)

Memberships and affiliations

Evidence Based Birth Professional Member

DONA Professional Member

MamaSteFit

Credentials
BS CBE CD (DONA) CLC MPH PCD (DONA)
Specialties
Advanced Maternal Age Babywearing Birth and Lactation Birth Doula Birth Support Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Cesarean, Episiotomy and Scar Pain Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care Exclusive Pumping/Bottle Feeding Home Birth Infant Care Labor Doula Lactation Consultation Latch Issues Life Transitions Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Newborn Care Overnight Newborn Care Parenting Support Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Care Postpartum Doula Care Postpartum Life Premature Infants Pre/Post Natal Pain and Weakness Returning to work (pumping, breastmilk storage, etc) Self-Compassion Sibling Preparation Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Water birth Well-Woman Care
Languages

English

Accepted insurances
HFS Medical Benefits Tricare
Service introduction

I would be honored to support your birthing and postpartum experience in a setting that aligns with your birth and postpartum goals. Please take a moment to text/call so we can set up your one-on-one, no commitment consult. As a proud supporter of evidence-based birth, I promise to work with you through what YOU desire out of this delicate time period in terms of both support and care. Payment plans and packages are available upon inquiry.

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