Sunday, January 22, 2012

Meet MariaTeresa



Maria Teresa is an Indigenous Student Midwife,Doula, Certified Lactation Educator & Counselor, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Wellness Coach and Reiki Practitioner (level 2) serving the Los Angeles and nearby communities.She is the visionary of Womyn’s Medicine and has served over 200 families.
Maria, a Women’s studies major, initiated her journey as a birth worker when she began to co-create with the indigenous birth worker collective ‘Ticicalli Yahualli’. Ticicalli Yahualli promotes indigenous birthing rites, provides community doula support & intergenerational healing. Since then she has received several trainings in evidence based & traditional healing modalities to support the childbearing year. Some of her teachers include renowned Doula trainer & Childbirth educator Ana Paula Markel, of Bini Birth and Traditional Midwife Naoli Vinaver. In 2012, she completed UC San Diego’s certificate program in Breastfeeding. Maria has been Apprenticing with Certified Professional Midwives providing support during preconception, well person care, prenatal, out of hospital births as well as postpartum. She is currently working on completing her midwifery program with the National College of Midwifery.
As an indigenous healing arts practitioner she is passionate about teaching culturally relevant self care practices, childbirth education, holistic healing, non-violent communication & reflective practice. She views healing as a process between the mind-body, environment and the transgenerational experience. Her vision is to support her community in making informed choices to contribute to their wellness and healthy growth of the incoming generations.

When Maria is not at birth, you can find her spending time with family, in ceremony, studying at a local coffee shop, or dancing.





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