HELLO I'M MAUREEN LAYAG (She/Her/They)
I LOVE SUPPORTING FAMILIES THROUGH BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM CARE
WHAT I'VE DONE
WHAT I DO
I am a mom of 3 who decided after nearly 20 years in Marketing and lots of time thinking about what I truly wanted to do with my life, that I chose a path that would allow me to support families through pregnancy, birth and postpartum work. Birth was an unexpectedly profound experience for me and after my first birth, I found myself wanting to support my friends and family in their decisions around their prenatal care and birth.
In 2012, when my eldest was already 11 years old, I decided to leave my career and start doing my life's work. I enrolled in a DONA (Doulas Of North America) certification program and found my life's passion.
I am DONA (Doulas of North America) trained. I am also trained in Yes To Birth with Rachel Yellin, Hypnobirthing, The Bradley Method, Spinning Babies, When Survivors Give Birth, Family Equality Open Door Professional Training (Supporting LGBTQ+ families and Transgender Fertility), Birthing Beyond The Binary and Lactation Support to better understand some of the complications of nursing and solutions thereof.
As of August, 2020, I have done over 140 births at hospitals, birth centers and homes in the Bay Area (mostly SF and East Bay). I enthusiastically support all families especially those that identify as part of the BIPOC, AAPI, and LGBTQIA+ communities. I am so grateful for every opportunity I am given to be a part of a birth.
I provide 2-3 prenatal visits where we discuss your desires around the birth of your child, develop your birth scenario and check in to see if you have everything you need. I have lots of resources should you need them. Once labor begins, I provide a continuity of care through labor with massage, guidance, help navigating routine medical procedures, and visualizations.
Postpartum, I provide, at a minimum, one post natal to be sure you are settling in at home. l help with chestfeeding and bottle feeding, healing, and nurturing. If you need more, I offer 2-4 weeks of postpartum care packages where I assist you in finding your rhythm at home.
Just a few of "my" babies....