My name is Mariana Almeida and I am a doula studying with Child Birth International (CBI), while pursuing my training to become a certified Newborn Care Specialist. I am also a photographer, specifically portrait (such as birth, newborn, family/child) as well as the writer behind our Bump to Babies Blog. I wear a lot of hats but I wouldn’t have it any other way because if you couldn’t already tell, I have such a passion for pregnancy, childbirth, children and memories! I’m in the best career for me honestly (I may be slightly biased😉). I do have the biggest blessing of being a full time nanny to the sweetest tiny humans growing over these last few years. They have shaped not only my vision for Bump to Babies but also my heart. They’re just the best. I digress, it’s the writer in me! Anyways, before the sweet humans, I worked in children’s ministry and as a personal registry advisor through Babies R Us for new moms! I have quite the resume in pregnancy and children. This then led to my decision to “birth” Bump to Babies, the all in one stop. From doula support, to advice, as well as photography to capture each new milestone; I am here to embark on this new life adventure with you! If you would like to know more of my story, feel free to read through the blog or contact me with any questions! Thank you so much for stopping in! I hope you find what you’re looking for!