"I was referred to Dara by a friend who'd hired her as their Doula and had nothing but great things to say. From the moment my husband and I met Dara, we knew she was right for us and for our birth journey. Dara is a beautiful person who radiates kindness, positivity, joy, high energy, and wisdom. She is relatable and authentic - something that sets her apart from the rest. She made our birth experience the ideal that we envisioned while we prepared to welcome our first baby. Throughout my pregnancy Dara was available as a resource, a counselor, and a friend for any questions or concerns I had. She offered exercises and resources that in hindsight were essential to having such a positive experience. Dara met with us four times - the initial free consultation when we first met her, the second time was with my husband and I in our home to discuss birth concerns/fears/plans, the third time was just she and I and it was closer to my due date. We met on the beach and had a lovely walk while we talked about final plans before labor and prepping for baby to come home, and the last time was after our son was born. She came to our home again to check in with us and baby. She offered us essential breastfeeding tips and showed us how to assemble our baby wrap carriers. It was quite an amazing sight to see her meet our baby boy after she'd attended his birth. During labor, Dara never left my side. That in itself was immensley comforting. She advocated for me when the hospital wanted to intervene with methods that weren't part of our birth plan. She used natural calming and pain management techniques. She helped me into positions that I believe set up our baby for the optimal birthing position. I pushed for under an hour and remained intact - no tearing or episiotomy. Dara was my guiding light through it all. My husband and I are grateful she came into our lives to help bring our son's life into this world. She will always have a special place in our family's hearts."    Diana S.

"I was referred to Dara by a friend who'd hired her as their Doula and had nothing but great things to say. From the moment my husband and I met Dara, we knew she was right for us and for our birth journey. Dara is a beautiful person who radiates kindness, positivity, joy, high energy, and wisdom. She is relatable and authentic - something that sets her apart from the rest. She made our birth experience the ideal that we envisioned while we prepared to welcome our first baby. Throughout my pregnancy Dara was available as a resource, a counselor, and a friend for any questions or concerns I had. She offered exercises and resources that in hindsight were essential to having such a positive experience. Dara met with us four times - the initial free consultation when we first met her, the second time was with my husband and I in our home to discuss birth concerns/fears/plans, the third time was just she and I and it was closer to my due date. We met on the beach and had a lovely walk while we talked about final plans before labor and prepping for baby to come home, and the last time was after our son was born. She came to our home again to check in with us and baby. She offered us essential breastfeeding tips and showed us how to assemble our baby wrap carriers. It was quite an amazing sight to see her meet our baby boy after she'd attended his birth. During labor, Dara never left my side. That in itself was immensley comforting. She advocated for me when the hospital wanted to intervene with methods that weren't part of our birth plan. She used natural calming and pain management techniques. She helped me into positions that I believe set up our baby for the optimal birthing position. I pushed for under an hour and remained intact - no tearing or episiotomy. Dara was my guiding light through it all. My husband and I are grateful she came into our lives to help bring our son's life into this world. She will always have a special place in our family's hearts."

Diana S.

  "Dara was amazing and played an extremely vital role in the birth of our baby. Dara was extremely supportive, attentive, and genuine. I can't imagine how I would have labored without her as a part of my "birth team'."   Orkyde Bina -  Fullerton, CA

"Dara was amazing and played an extremely vital role in the birth of our baby. Dara was extremely supportive, attentive, and genuine. I can't imagine how I would have labored without her as a part of my "birth team'." Orkyde Bina - Fullerton, CA

  Dara was wonderful! We don't know what we would have done without her! She was tireless, thoughtful, skillful , calming for both mom and dad."   Ben  (baby's father) - Corona, CA

Dara was wonderful! We don't know what we would have done without her! She was tireless, thoughtful, skillful , calming for both mom and dad." Ben (baby's father) - Corona, CA

  "Dara was amazing from the moment she set foot in our home. She was proactive and responded incredibly to our needs. She saw eye to eye with my needs and I would highly recommend her services to any expecting mother ."  Esther Lopez  - Buena Park, CA

"Dara was amazing from the moment she set foot in our home. She was proactive and responded incredibly to our needs. She saw eye to eye with my needs and I would highly recommend her services to any expecting mother." Esther Lopez - Buena Park, CA

  "Dara did a great job as our doula. I was almost two weeks late and she was diligent in keeping in contact with me and giving great suggestions to help get labor going and help keep stress low. Once I went into labor, Dara was there to help until the end, giving me back and foot massages, anything to help my husband in helping me and she made sure that the Dr. and nurses staff honored all of my birth wishes (delayed chord clamping, no Vitamin K, eye ointment, etc., saving my placenta, and no epidural or pain meds) All my wishes where met and more! Thank you, Dara for your Doula assistance! "  Phillina Williams  - Tustin, CA

"Dara did a great job as our doula. I was almost two weeks late and she was diligent in keeping in contact with me and giving great suggestions to help get labor going and help keep stress low. Once I went into labor, Dara was there to help until the end, giving me back and foot massages, anything to help my husband in helping me and she made sure that the Dr. and nurses staff honored all of my birth wishes (delayed chord clamping, no Vitamin K, eye ointment, etc., saving my placenta, and no epidural or pain meds) All my wishes where met and more! Thank you, Dara for your Doula assistance!" Phillina Williams - Tustin, CA

"Dara was a wonderful addition to our birth experience!  From the moment she arrived at my house, she made me feel at ease.  I was a little apprehensive about anyone else other than my husband/medical personnel seeing me during labor.  But, her warm demeanor and calming presence took that away immediately.  Not only did Dara do the "Doula stuff" I somewhat expected, she went above and beyond and did our dishes, and made my husband sandwiches for the hospital stay!  It's like she knew that I would be stressed about leaving our house with dirty dishes in the sink.  My labor was exceptionally long, and not once did Dara hint that she was exhausted or hungry.  She was so patient, which made me feel even more comfortable.  We are so glad that we chose Dara to be our Doula!  It was like having a living textbook and really close friend right along side us.  I would recommend Dara to anyone I knew that was about to give birth.  She made my labor the best experience it could have been and I would have her right there by my side all over again.   

Just want to give the guys a husband's point of view....    I'm the type of guy who researches things and tries to be as knowledgeable and prepared as possible.  That being said, do yourself and the mother-to-be a favor...  call Dara.  I'm sure things would have turned out o.k. if we just relied on the hospital staff and friends, but having a dedicated, knowledgable, caring doula like Dara made the whole birth process more enjoyable and stress free than I could imagine.  No birth is "stress free" really, but Dara seemed to just know exactly what was needed at any given moment.  She allowed me to focus on supporting and loving my wife, while at the same time giving us both encouragement and guidance.  Dara is very attentive to the situation at hand as has tons of ideas and supplies that you probably won't think of during the experience, plus she is never pushy, annoying, or in the way.  Amazing.  Men, you want a doula, trust me.  Not just any doula, but someone like Dara who knows what she is doing, encourages and supports both mother and father, and enhances the whole birth process from home to hospital.  If that's not enough to convince you, know that if it weren't for Dara, I would not have gotten a nice little 2 hour nap during the 63 hour labor.  Being able to trust her to take care of my wife so I could re-energize was alone worth it!" Jen + Matt Graham - Jacksonville, FL

 

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