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Hello! My Name Is Maricar Hornilla

Meet Maricar

Maricar Hornilla Postpartum Doula and Registry Consultant

Postpartum Doula and Registry Consultant

My Passion & Purpose IS YOU!

After giving birth to a baby and bringing them home, having an exceptional support system is one of the most important and unfortunately overlooked pieces of the puzzle. I never want  anyone to feel like they're failing as parents. Parenting can be hard and the transition into it doesn't have to be so difficult. That's where I come in! Parents don't have to do it alone!

I discovered my passion for supporting mothers and children while working at an Ob/Gyn office in Northern California. This experience inspired me to pursue a career dedicated to assisting growing families. On the path where I am today, I started my working part-time as an Early Childhood Educator at a child development center. Recognizing my potential, the director of operations offered me a full-time position. Over the course of more than 20 years, I gained valuable experience nurturing and teaching children from infancy to first grade, eventually transitioning into the field of postpartum doula work.

My educational background includes a B.A. in Family Studies, Consumer Science with an emphasis in Nutrition, along with certifications in Early Childhood Education, Postpartum Doula training through ProDoula,  Baby Signs® Independent Certified Instructor, and Be Her Village Baby Gift Registry Expert.

Born in San Francisco, CA, I later moved to San Diego for over 10 years before seeking a change of scenery and settling in Northern Virginia on the East Coast. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities, cooking, baking, dancing, watching movies, and engaging in sports such as football, basketball, and baseball. Additionally, I cherish spending quality time with my family, friends, and FaceTiming with my wonderful niece and nephew.

We are so grateful for the ways that you helped us move through this beautiful but challenging period of our lives. From cluster feeding to introducing bottles to numerous diaper changes, you cared for us with so much kindness. On your first night with us, the soup you made truly made a difference-- it was nourishing and warm. It made us feel  like we would be able to get through these newborn days. Thank you!
Hilary W.

Certification & Credentials

Maricar's Experience and Education:

  • BA in Family Studies, Consumer Science with an emphasis in Nutrition

  • Early Childhood Education Certification 05/2002

  • ProDoula Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Certification 09/11/21 

  • Refresher training for ProDoula Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, 07/17/2022

  • Baby Signs® Independent Certified Instructor, 06/05/2022

  • Be Her Village Baby Gift Registry Expert Certification 02/2023

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