• Maria Varvoutis, MPH, CD, PCD

Why did having kids shape my career into the birth world?

As a small child I was drawn to the things that help enrich the lives of others, while also playing and doing only sport and extracurriculars that pushed my limits. In much of the same way, the birth world holds onto its 'followers' through the rush, pull, and tough patches that come along the way.

Small non-birth facts about me:

〰️ I've been an avid runner since the day I realized I loved the rush of running against others on the playground.

〰️ I can read music, used to play two instruments, and prefer to listen to classical over anything else.

〰️ My favorite food is--food. I honestly love trying new foods and experiencing the culture and stories that intertwines them.

〰️ My favorite activity with my kids is reading.

〰️ I grew up in KS and FL in the USA, but have now spent more of my adult years overseas than stateside.

Why does this all have to do with myself now working in the birth world? The short story is everything. While I have the classical training and knowledge to train classrooms around the world on various health topics, my real life experiences both overseas and stateside with families and babies is slowly making me into the person I am becoming today and I feel like I am just getting started. As both of my parents are educators I was raised with the mindset that our brain is constantly evolving and there is always more to learn.

Here I am learning more. One birth, one family at a time. In five years I hope to be a Certified Professional Midwife, but in the meantime I am honored to help serve and support your growing family. One chapter at a time. I am of the mindset that we all need our own village to foster new growth and nourishment--I still get butterflies every time someone asks me to support their village for at least one small moment.

All the best,


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