Mariah Maib-Strickland

I began my work in the birth world in 2016. It all started with a coworker asking me, "have you ever thought about being a doula?"That question changed everything. I dove all in. I quickly found out that I really love the umbrella of the birth world. I love pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum time. I love supporting people who do this work, and I also love doing the work myself. This then spurred on the idea of The Village Circle. 

I have a deep yearning for birth and postpartum to be as transformational and positive for all people as possible. For quality of care to be equitable, and for my role in it all to be a drop in the ocean of the shifting tides.

I attended Oregon State University and majored in Sociology and minored in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in African American culture in 2013. I then completed my Birth Doula Training with Carrie Kenner at Big Belly Services in 2016. I finished my Postpartum Doula Training at Bastyr through the Simkin Center in 2018. I completed my Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Collette Crawford at the Seattle Holistic Center in 2018. I attended my Childbirth Educator Training with Great Starts in 2019 and I've served a variety of women and families during this time.

I live with my husband Silas and my cat Peter. I like to garden, drink wine, bake, be active, organize, and go for walks. I can't wait to meet you, and until then, good job and keep up the good work!

If you'd like to learn more about my Postpartum Doula services, head over to my website