Danellia Arechiga is a cis woman, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She is also a full spectrum doula, childbirth educator and placenta encapsulation specialist.
Danellia grew up east of east LA, in Montebello, California. Raised primarily by women among her extended family in El Sereno, CA, Danellia learned the value and importance of sisterhood and feminine energy at a young age.
Birth work found her when she was 21 years old, after giving birth to her daughter Corrie-Rai. She was invited by a local midwife to attend her first birth and completely fell in love with the art of supporting the laboring person. She acknowledges her ability to connect with her clients on a deep level by observing each person she works with and intuitively helping them exercise their own best coping methods throughout labor. Danellia continued attending births from 2012-2016. In 2017, after some reflection and self-discovery, Ma Mi Amor Birth was born. Danellia re-branded her doula practice to cater to people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, and other under-served communities. She volunteers at a continuation high school for pregnant teens in Watts.