Meet Birth Doulas

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    Dara DeSoto is a certified birth doula through Dona International and a Postpartum doula trained through CAPPA. She spent 6 months as a doula intern at the prestigious South Coast Midwifery Birth Center in South Orange County. She was trained by Gail Tully in Spinning Babies optimal fetal position techniques. Dara is also trained and registered as a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula. She is grateful to have attended over 100 births. Dara is comfortable with varying birth choices, ranging from home births, birth center births to the more common hospital birth. Dara values evidence-based research and appreciates the importance of informed consent. Her experience varies from uncomplicated births to births that have taken a tour into the unanticipated. She hopes to provide a safe and calm atmosphere for her families, regardless of the circumstances. Dara loves to provide prenatal education, birth support and breastfeeding support. It is her goal to empower her clients to “own” their births and feel confident and fearless as they travel the prenatal, birth and postpartum terrain. It is her privilege to have the opportunity to support, encourage and walk with mothers as they journey into growing their families. She considers it an honor each time she is invited into a family’s birth journey! She hopes to contribute everywhere she goes. To contact Dara DeSoto, you can reach her via her contact page at She looks forward to hearing from you!

    Dara DeSoto is a certified birth doula serving families in the San Diego County and South Orange County area . Dara’s work in the birth community is a fruit of her life as a wife, mother and a friend. She is grateful for 21 years of marriage to the husband of her youth, and hopes for many more. She is the mother of four active, creative young adults. When Dara is not supporting families through prenatal education, at birth or with breastfeeding, she is on the pool deck at water polo games cheering on her kids! She is inspired every day, by her faith, to live and love generously. Dara aims to build rhythms that bring health of body through creating healing foods for her family and friends. She hopes to live mindfully as she appreciates the gift of outside activity, daily movement, and practicing gratefulness. She values peace, kindness and compassion and hopes to exhibit these traits in her birth work.

     Is able to take 2-3 births per month

    Dara has experience with: 
     Sleep Coaching
     Breastfeeding Education
     Sibling Integration
     Cesarean Recovery
     VBAC Experience
     Cooking / Meal Preparation
     Nanny work
     Postpartum Mood Disorders
     Home birth
     Infant loss

    Dara also offers:
     Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula

    Please inquire directly with Dara for her rates.

    Contact Information:
    (858) 699-2710

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