Maya de Paula Hanika

Since becoming a doula in 2016, Maya has had the honor of working with amazing families all over the Bay Area as they walk their own unique path to parenthood. She believes all parents deserve access to compassionate, evidence-based care both medical and holistic. With knowledge and understanding that everyone’s path is different, she offers unwavering support during pregnancy and labor, making space for your little ones to come into the world with love and respect. Maya is committed to normalizing non-gendered language within the birth community and is always looking for ways to make her practice more culturally competent, safe and accessible for all families. 

Maya is also a Certified Placenta Specialist, a volunteer doula at St. Luke’s Hospital, tattoo artist, and herbal hobbyist. Originally from London, England, Maya now lives in San Francisco’s Mission District with her partner, step-daughter Coco, and Peanut the Leopard Gecko.


Education and Trainings

  • Birth Doula Training // Natural Resources

  • Placenta Encapsulation Specialist // Cornerstone

  • Certified Trauma Consultant - From Trauma to Triumph : When Survivors Give Birth