Erika Maldonado

Erika is a certified Birth and Postpartum doula, very passionate about babies and families. As a birth doula, Erika provides different comfort measures, and has experience in vaginal, C-section, VBACS, and unmediated births in birth centers and hospitals.

Welcoming a new baby to your family can be overwhelming in so many different ways. As a postpartum doula, Erika provides support in various different areas. She is knowledgeable about breastfeeding, healing, self care and caring for a new baby. She has experience in daytime care, night care and multiples.

She is a mom to a 9 year old boy. If they are not at a baseball game, soccer game or swim class then they are most likely spending time with family. Erika’s family is her biggest support system. Raising a child is not easy, this is why she does this type of work!

I had a difficult labor myself, and looking back I realize that I was not fully prepared or educated on laboring/birthing. From that experience, I knew I wanted to be the support to others that I wished I had during my labor experience. My goal is to provide my clients security, comfort and support in the most vulnerable times of their lives.



“Erika is a very good communicator, very attentive to details, able to express herself well, reliable and punctual. She is a great happy person and easy to talk to. A lot of clients would feel very comfortable with her very quickly. ” -Sherry J.

“Having Erika as my doula was like have a personal nurse assistant there all the time. It was very comforting to have Erika there postpartum – she had so much knowledge around when and how to comfort a baby, take initiative to support wherever she could in our home and provided support with our toddler, as I recovered. it was like having two moms at once.” -Jenny R.


Training + Education

  • Postpartum Doula Workshop
  • Intro to Childbirth for Doulas
  • Birth Doula Workshop
  • Breastfeeding Education for Birth Doulas
  • Intercultural Communication for Birth Workers
  • Difficult Births
  • Introduction to Strengthening Families
  • Protective Factors Framework Workshop


  • Birth Doula – Vaginal, C-section, VBACS, and Unmediated Births
  • Birth Center & Hospital Settings


  • National criminal background check completed with no adverse information
  • Birthways Reference Checks: Completed references with no adverse information and excellent feedback
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