Hello! I’m Mariam Self and I’m the doula behind Perfect Peace Doula Services. I’m a birth doula and placenta specialist. I certified through Childbirth International in 2015 shortly after the birth of my first daughter via cesarean in 2014. My husband and I felt so alone during our first birth experience and I wondered if there was something we had missed out on. I had no idea what a doula was, but quickly discovered that’s what was missing, and that I’d like to fill that gap for other families. The rest is history. I’ve since trained through Hypnobabies as a hypno-doula and try to do a few other trainings a year to continue my education to be the best I can be for my clients.
With my second baby we hired a doula of our own and had a beautiful, successful vbac. It was all I had hoped it would be.
I recently delivered my third daughter via emergent cesarean during our second vbac attempt. And while nothing went as planned this time, our doula helped us have the best experience we possibly could…..and that’s what I do for my clients….
I celebrate with you, as you achieve the birth of your dreams, I grieve with you when all of your plans go out the window, I support you through the hardest moments and smile with you as you find your power and voice to make informed decisions for you and your baby.
I love supporting all births but I’d say I have a special place in my heart for first time parents and vbac clients. It makes my heart happy when my clients tell me they had a “good” birth. That’s the goal. No matter what transpires, a positive experience is within your grasp and I will do my best to help that happen. I attend hospital births, birth center births and most homebirths. I’d be honored to share your journey. You can learn more about me at…