Maria Rivera


Maria Teresa is an Indigenous Student Midwife, Doula, Certified Lactation Educator &  Counselor, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist and Healing arts practitioner serving the  greater Los Angeles area. She is the visionary  of   Womyn’s Medicine and has served over  200 families. Her background ineducation & mental health makes her a compassionate  teacher promoting culturally relevant self care practices, childbirth education, holistic healing,  preventative care for perinatal mood disorders,  nonviolent communication and reflective  practice. She views healing as a process  between the mindbody, environment and the  transgenerational experience. Her vision is to support her community in making informed choices to  contribute to their wellness and healthy growth of the incoming generations.


Maria has revieved over 30 trainings in clinical and traditional healing modalities in areas such as Lactation Education, Reiki level 2 and Doula


Student Midwife, Doula & Healing Arts Practitioner


Birth & Postpartum Doula, Lactation Education & Hands on support, Reiki, Womb Wellness, Self Care coaching

Workshops Available:

Womyn’s Medicine offers a wide range of classes. The following are some of the classes being offered.


   Lactation Education

   Conscious Pregnancy

   Doula information session

   Honoring Sacred Birth ( Childbirth education)

   Childbirth education for out-of-hospital births

   Childbirth education for hospital births


   Self-care during Pregnancy

   Herbs for Pregnancy


   Hands on lactation counseling

   How to have an optimal Postpartum recovery

   Postpartum doula information session

   Placenta information session

   Self-care during postpartum

Womb health/General

   Nanyotl: Honoring our creative force

   Healing our wombs thru creating writing & art making

   Yolotl Xocholatl: healing with cacao


   Herbs for womb health

For birth professionals:

   Doula mentorship program

   Birth psychology

   Placenta encapsulation training

   Self-care for birthworkers

   Cultural competency

   Reflective listening

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