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Mary Whitlock

Brooklyn + Manhattan
Birth Doula Postpartum Doula Pregnancy Coach Health Coach Postpartum Chef Antepartum Doula
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About me

I am a Certified Health Coach, Ayurvedic Chef + Doula specializing in postpartum care and Ayurvedic wellness. My philosophy is that a healthy foundation is a catalyst for a healthier future.

After struggling with hormonal issues and anxiety, I was determined to find balance and heal. I adopted a regular Ayurvedic practice incorporating, daily meditation, breathwork, yoga and healthy eating into my life which had such a transformative effect that it moved her to study under some of the most influential Ayurvedic teachers in the US and India, including Vasant Lad founder and director of the Ayurvedic Institute, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association's Hilary Garivaltis, The Institute of Culinary Education’s Richard Lamarita, and Vaidya Dr. A.V. 'Krishna' Raju.

I completed my DONA Postpartum and Birth Doula training with the renowned Debra Pascali-Bonaro, followed by an internship at, Healthy Mother & Natural Birth Sanctum in Hyderabad, India- an affiliate clinic of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization. There I provided gentle birth and postpartum support to women under the guidance of Dr. Vijaya Krishnan and some of the leading midwives in the country. My experience at the clinic was so heartfelt and life-changing that it motivated and inspired me to work towards improving maternal and infant health and create a ripple effect of positive change for a brighter future.

How I work with parents

Born, raised, and living in New York City, I understand and embrace the overwhelming demands and stresses that city life puts on families. I am inspired and passionate about providing families and individuals with the resources, empathetic support and nurturing to maintain a balanced life. Services include postpartum and labor doula support, Ayurvedic meal planning, Ayurvedic health consultations, holistic nutrition education, health coaching, and meditation.

My training & experience

DONA trained Postpartum & Birth Doula, Birthday Presence, New York,Debra Pascali- Bonaro B.Ed., LCCE, PDT/BDT (DONA)

Certified in Infant, Child, and Adult CPR/ AED, American Heart Association

Certification in Traditional Postpartum care, The Mommy Plan, New York,Valerie Lynn

Certified Holistic Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York

Certification in Ayurvedic Bodywork, Kripalu ,Massachusetts, Hilary Gravtalis

Postpartum & Birth Doula, Internship, Healthy Mother Natural Birth Center, Hyderabad India, Dr. Vijaya Krishnan CPM, DT LCCE FACCE

Contributor, Pain To Power: Childbirth Education & Orgasmic Birth, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, B.Ed., LCCE, PDT/BDT(DONA)

Mindful Birth Series & The Bradley Method, Mary Esther Malloy, New York

Hypnobirthing support Techniques for Birth Professionals, Hypnobirthing of NY, Maéva Althaus

Maternal Postpartum Issues For Doulas, Chilbirth Education Association Of Metropolitan NY, Meridith Fienberg Ccce, Ibclc, Jd

Fertility Awareness Practice Personal Clinical Application + Permaculture Of Female Anatomy,Grace Of the Moon,Sarah Bly FAE,DEM

The ABCs of Core and Pelvic Floor, Ashley Brichter CCCE w/ The Functional Pelvis, New York

Ayurvedic Art and Healing- NAMA Credits for Certification, Ananda Ayurvedic Studies Monroe, NY, Vasant Lad MASC

Ayurvedic Seminar~ Recommendations for Daily Life, Raju Family Clinic, Vaidya Dr. Krishna Raju & Vaidyacharya Dr. J.R. Raju, Hyderabad, India

Guest Ayurvedic Sous Chef, The Six Tastes of Ayurveda, Natural Gourmet Institute, New York

Guest Caterer + Postpartum Chef, Childbirth Ed Series w/ Ashley Brichter CCCE, Fit Pregnancy Club, New York

Volunteer Chef and Nutritionist, Citi Harvest Nutrition Education program,New York

Ayurvedic Cooking, New York Open Center, New York, Richard Lamarita

Meditation & Vedic Science, MUM Rotating University, India

2017-2018 Member of NAMA, The National Ayurvedic Medical Association