$1000 to $1700
2 years and 40 births attended
Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per month: 4 to 6
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Surprise, AZ Service range 50 miles
My husband and I were introduced to Danielle from Sunshine Doula Services during a birthing class at Banner Del E. Webb. It was something we had discussed before but after meeting Kelly and Danielle, we decided to hire Danielle as our doula for our first baby. She provided us a tons of resources and supplies to make my natural birth as smooth as possible. Often times I texted her or called her with questions and concerns and she was always quick to respond and get me the information I needed. Unfortunately with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the country hard, restrictions were placed on our hospital that did not allow Danielle to join us for labor. Danielle was quick to solve this issue as sensibly as possible by suggesting she stayed in contact with us via live video chat during the entire duration of our labor process. My birth plan was a success with very minor setbacks. Danielle even provided us with a post partum visit and check-in, along with a photoshoot with our new baby. My husband and I are forever grateful for Danielle and what she did for us. It was a great investment that we will remember forever.
First time mom here. My husband and I hired Danielle early in our pregnancy as we had heard of the benefits of having a doula and wanted to pursue a natural birth. Fast forward to our birth month, and things were not going as planned. We found ourselves with a breech baby and likely c-section delivery during the COVID-19 crisis, which meant we were not going to be able to have Danielle at the hospital for our baby girl's birth day. Danielle was communicative and responsive leading up to our scheduled delivery date, providing resources like positions to help baby to turn head-down and options for us to consider for delivery of our breech babe. Ultimately, we decided on a c-section and were not able to have Danielle there for delivery, but Danielle's warm, caring, calm energy was really valuable leading up to birth day and the weeks after delivery where Danielle visited us at our home to provide post-partum support. She was quick to connect us with other professionals, such as a lactation consultant to help us in the breastfeeding journey and provided information to support our decision making.
My experience with Sunshine Doula Services was nothing shy of excellent! I was lucky enough to work with both Danielle and Kelly. Danielle helped me with everything leading up to my labor and delivery, she was available 24/7 and helped ease all of my nerves, and really made me feel comfortable with everything to come. Kelly was there for my labor and delivery and quite literally eased my pain with her knowledge and technique. I cannot express enough how easy the two of them made this day flow for my husband and I. I followed step-by-step everything they suggested and I truly had the best labor and delivery I could have possibly had..and it was 100% natural!
When we got pregnant, it didn’t even cross my mind that I wanted or needed anyone other then my husband as support during labor. However, after seeing all these pregnant moms talk about doulas I started looking into it. I spoke with and met other doulas before being referred to Sunshine Doula Services but none of them really felt “right”. Then we met with Kelly and Danielle and I just knew that they were exactly what we needed! To be honest, my sweet husband was not on board - he was actually kind of annoyed he didn’t “have a say” in this decision, but I ensured him ... neither of us have gone through this before and it will be so helpful for us BOTH. Well, just for the record, I was right! From the second Danielle walked into our delivery room, both my husband and I were sooooo relieved to have her there! She knew exactly what I needed and exactly what to ask the nurses for ... we both immediately felt more relaxed and ready to continue laboring. She was there throughout the entire labor delivery and even weeks after for questions and support. She was absolutely the best part of our support team and will be there for all future deliveries!
Danielle was the most Amazing doula throughout my birthing experience. I literally feel like she will remain in my families hearts forever because of the impact she had during my labor and delivery. The things I loved about our experience was that prior to and even after, she was always there to lend advice and was super kind and caring and made sure to check in on me! I needed this as a clueless first time mom! But the most impact I felt was during my labor and delivery. She was so on top of making me feel better throughout the pain. Helping me stay nourished and hydrated, using massage, helping me breath properly, and applying pressure to help ease the pain. Most of all, I was so happy to have her be my loudest cheerleader in guiding me to not only stay true to my birth plan, but to be able to push my baby out. I believe that my water broke because of her using "spinning babies" method to get my daughter to head down the birthing canal. At the end of my birth, I was in tears to Danielle and called her my birth angel. I don't know how to picture the experience without her being there and I am so grateful we chose to go with her after interviewing multiple doulas.
I cannot accurately describe how thankful we are to have had Danielle as part of our birth team. From the first home visit my husband and I instantly felt comfortable with her and knew we could trust her instincts/expertise for our birth. She shared lots of resources about what to expect during the labor process and the first few days with a newborn. She asked what we were wanting out of our birth experience and our feelings about it. Over the next several weeks she would check in to see how I was doing/feeling. She encouraged me to share any feelings I was experiencing and as I did she coached me through them. It always felt as if I was speaking with a true friend when I would chat with her. When labor finally began Danielle gave the perfect advice until I told her I was ready for her to come over. As soon as Danielle arrived she jumped right into action to help comfort me. She stayed by my side for the whole time and provided cool rags, breathed with me, squeezed my hips, helped me into different positions and guided me through the pushing phase. Her care didn't stop after our baby was born though. Due to a severe tear I needed to be transferred to the hospital for stitches and Danielle immediately jumped to action again to call the people she knew at the hospital to arrange everything for me and keep things in line with the natural home birth I wanted so much. She came to the hospital with me and literally held my hand as I was stitched up. Over the next few days she followed up again to see how baby and I were doing/feeling and came by for a postpartum visit. The birth timeline and photos she sent after were just an added bonus to help capture the beautiful and raw memories of that day. My birth story and experience is as wonderful and beautiful as it was hugely in part to Danielle being a part of my team. I couldn't have done it without her and her compassion. We are forever grateful to have shared this experience with her.
As soon as we met Danielle we knew we wanted to hire her. From the get-go she was warm, welcoming, supportive & caring about what we wanted for our birth. There were never any judgements or pressure for any type of birth. After we hired Danielle she checked in on me the rest of the pregnancy. She answered all my questions & never made me feel like a burden. I got admitted to be induced at noon on Sunday Jan 26th. When my contractions started to feel more intense in the late afternoon, Danielle headed to the hospital. From that evening until about 11pm the next night, she was right by my side. She never left us which, for a tired & scared mama in pain, was very meaningful. When I wanted to give up, she gave me the strength to keep going and fighting for that baby girl. At one point the doctor’s told us we would need to start considering a C-section if the baby didn't move down & were given an hour to see what kind of progress she could make. During that hour Danielle worked her magic & put me into positions I would have never known to try or consider. I truly believe without Danielle I would have had to have a C-section that night. When the doctors checked me again our baby girl had moved down and I was just about ready to start pushing. We cannot recommend Danielle enough! She got me through the hardest 2 days of my life, & we owe our healthy baby girl to her supporting us & helping us throughout the whole process. When I broke down in tears, she let me cry & made me feel safe and supported. When I thought I couldn’t push any more she held my hand and told me how strong I was. I didn’t think I would want photos of the labor but she took beautiful ones. She also captured a wonderful timeline for us so we can remember each phase of the delivery. We will be hiring Danielle for our next baby without a doubt! We are so thankful she came into our lives and hope you can experience her talent as a doula!
Where do I even start? First of all she took me on very last minute after attending a birthing prep class at Banner Del Webb hospital and that was much appreciated. She met with my husband and I on a Sunday which I know is time for her to be with family but she squeezed us in and it was perfect. And from then on after deciding to hire her she's been my go to! She said I could text her with any questions and I sure did lol. I appreciated her opinions and recommendations on where to find research based facts. Once at the hospital during labor she was seriously my voice and knew exactly what I needed without even asking. She guided my husband in being there for me in ways he didn't know how which is totally understandable as we are first time parents. It was amazing and I will go to her for any other births in my future and I'll recommend her to everyone whose curious about a doula! I can't imagine having birth again without her.
Danielle is an amazing doula. I am so grateful to have found her. We interviewed several doulas before making the decision to hire Danielle. It was my first pregnancy, so I was super nervous about the birth. Danielle came to our home right after my water broke and provided much-needed support. It took about 24 hours to deliver the baby and Danielle was there the entire time. She was so experienced regarding breathing techniques after I start to feel the contractions, and what poses I should use to help the delivery go smoother. I can't say enough about how blessed I am to have her alongside my husband and I for our first baby delivery. I would highly recommend Danielle for anyone who is considering doula services.
Danielle is amazing. Labor/delivery is probably the hardest thing I've ever gone through and Danielle was there every step of the way. She was genuinely kind, loving, and attentive to my every need without having to ask. She knew how to help my labor pain and even helped me progress through her comforting words. She was very validating and knowledgeable. She was such a wonderful support to my husband and me. I would highly recommend Danielle as a doula without any doubts!
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