6 years and 85 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I can labor with you at your home, until you are ready to go to the hospital. While at the hospital, help you advocate for yourself. At home or hospital, will encourage you to change positions, use relaxation techniques, keep you hydrated, and as comfortable as possible. I will stay with you continuously from active labor until after the delivery, when you first nurse the baby. Can pray for and with you, if you desire. I also have a handful of backup doulas if ever needed.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Whether you desire to labor at home first or go straight to the birthing center, I will meet you where you want to labor. I will give the same support I would at home birth.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Beautiful Home births! I can come once labor begins and stay until shortly after baby is born. I can support you physically, emotionally, and spiritually with pray if you desire. Will encourage you to change positions, use relaxation techniques, keep you hydrated, and as comfortable as possible. Will give 10% discount for homebirthers.
IEHP doula access program
Non-refundable Deposit to hold schedule. *Labor Doula fee: more then 25 miles is higher rate. 10% discount for Military. *Special fee for low income, if you qualify for state benefits, please inquire. Limited space. * Private in-home childbirth education available. Classes are 4-5 hour one day or two 2-hour sessions.
Palm Springs, CA Service range 45 miles
Dishawna was my doula for my second baby and she was amazing! I went into labor at night and I called Dishawna and she met me at my house a hour after I called her which was 02:00 AM. While I was laboring at home she was putting pressure on my back and talking to me through every contraction.
When we arrived at the hospital I informed the nurses I didn't want any medications and I wanted my body to do it naturally Without any intervention.
The nurse tried to give me "pitocin " and again I reminded her I didn't want it, Dishawna stepped in and talked to nurse for me!
After that the nurse stopped asking me to get pitocin.
She was very supportive during every contraction, massaging my back applying pressure with scented oils!
She would tell me which way to position myself so I can feel comfortable?, thanks to Dishawna I was able to do an all natural birth without any medications or interventions! She is amazing! I will be using Dishawna again with my next baby !
Thank you Dishawna
The experience we had with Dishawna was amazing! Best decision I have made for the most intense and wonderful time of our lives. I honestly could not have done it without her help. She knew just the type of pressure to apply when I was in the most pain, and was always right there when I needed her most. When things got tough I knew she was there, whether it be massaging or telling me words of affirmation. She created a very soothing atmospohere in the labor room as well that helped keep the experience serene and special. One of the most significant things to my husband and I is that she was able to help my husband help me through the entire labor and delivery process. He was not able to attend the birthing classes with me (we are a military family), so it was incredible that she was able to help him while not replacing his presence in the birthing process. We had a hospital birth, and though no birth goes exactly how you anticipate, she encouraged my husband and I throughout the birth experience and this made all the difference in the world. I cannot recommend her enough!!! You will not regret having her by your side during this most special time!
Dishawna provided a wonderful and enlightening experience for my wife and I. My wife's labor and birthing process were much more manageable thanks to Dishawna. She provided excellent massage and counter pressure when needed, as well as instructed me on ways to soothe my wife in correlation with her technique. Dishawna 's service and care was exceptional and she'd be a great choice for any mommy to be seeking the aid of a professional doula.
My name is Annette Johnson. My experience with Dishawna Barnard as a doula was wonderful. Here are just some of the ways Dishawna helped me:
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DISHAWNA BARNARD FOR ALL THE DOULA SERVICES SHE PROVIDES. If you want a doula that will be there for you how YOU want her to be there, look no longer.
Having Dishawana Barnard as our Doula was one of the best investments I have ever made. Her dedication, commitment to her clients, vase knowledge and experience, and constant professionalism made our labor experience wonderful. My wife was in labor for over 50 hours, during that time Dishawana was there the whole time and would not leave our sight. She provide different techniques and methods to assist with the labor process. She provided words of encouragement and a caring personality, which kept motivating us to continue the original birth plan. At the hospital, she was a vital part of our labor team. She provided great feedback and suggestions, worked amazing the Kaiser/hospital staff to make sure we did our birth plan.
Ultimately, my wife was not able to do a natural birth due to unforeseen circumstances that were putting her and our baby in danger. She had to undergo a C-section. However, during that conversation Dishawna displayed a nurturing and kind heart. Providing my wife with the strength, comfort and encouragement she needed during that difficult decision.
I highly recommend Dishawna’s services to all my friends and family and would use her again in a heart bet for our next pregnancy...she is worth every penny and more.
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