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Dee (Dayana) Ornelas

Tres Lunas Birth

Huntington Beach, CA Service range 50 miles Available For Travel, Domestic & International


Birth Fee


Postpartum Rate

$50 to $60

Indigenous/Aboriginal Doula


Birth Fee


Postpartum Rate

$50 to $60

Birth Doula Experience

16 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

16 years

Doula Training

  • Self-trained, October 2006
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, May 2022
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, June 2022

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: AVAILABILITY FOR WEEKENDS ONLY - Weekdays @ Ahma & Co. Postnatal Resort located at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
*Available for Free/Unassisted Births

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Henna belly designs
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother roasting
  • Newborn care and parenting classes
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Perinatal wellness coach
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Special Services
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Vaginal steam/peristeam services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

TEEN PARENT ADVOCATE AND SUPPORT - Community Based Doula in Orange County. Payment Plans and Sliding Scale Available for under resourced families.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Fee Details

I’ve been a doula for a long time, traditionally trained from a young age. . Certifying for both Birth & Postpartum through DONA International to accommodate my CARROT insurance clients. . Former board member of Doulas Association of Southern California (DASC) Currently hosting the OC Doula circle meets. . Formally trained by DONA’s former Board Presidents Ana Paula Markel (BD) and Kathrin Auger (PD), I have 4 babies of my own, ages 7-17. Birth Nerd by nature. My approach is bringing back our traditional model of care for mothers during birth and postpartum. Slowing down and taking the time to nourish and heal after such a sacred and impactful experience as birthing a new life is. In such a fast paced society we have lost sight of the importance of surrounding new mothers and families with resources and help, I am here to help turn that around.

Service Area

Huntington Beach, CA Service range 50 miles Available For Travel, Domestic & International

Client Testimonials for Dee (Dayana) Ornelas

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We were referred to Dayana by one of our close friends and that is how we had her for postpartum support. This is our first baby and we were on our own during that initial days after coming from hospital so Dayana was great help during that period. Couple of things that I like about her is that she's greatly resourceful anything that it's related to babies, she's easy to talk to and she believes and practices in more of natural remedies.

I would also suggest her for birth support as I only realized that I could have had her and our birth experience would have been completely different. I kind of regret not having her during the birth considering the bad experience that I had with the doctors and the hospital staff (Not that they have treated us bad but lack of information and misinformation).

Having said all this even though we had her for postpartum support I will strongly recommend her for birth and postpartum support.

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Dee was absolutely amazing.  Literally it's one of those things I can't even fund all the right words for. If you are considering getting a doula, DO IT. Dee was such a professional and so knowledgeable and natural with our baby girl. I didn't know I could be so comfortable with someone else and my baby but seriously she does this for a living and was better than me. I know I'm probably not supposed to say that but this was my second and so my years of experience can't even compare. Anyway she wasn't just there for the baby she helped with everything! Getting me (mama) whatever I needed, Literally anticipating my needs before I could even ask. Helped with bottles,  oh the constant bottle cleaning! SO nice to have a break. She was great with my toddler and high energy pup! She even played hide and seek with my toddler to keep him occupied for a bit when we needed it. I wish I could clone her and never let her leave! Thank you Dee for being so incredible at a time that can be otherwise overwhelming! You're an angel on earth! 



Highly recommend! Dee helped me through my second child birth . I really wanted to go through this birth naturally because with my first one I had and epidural. I know I needed extra help if I wanted to get to my goal so I turned to Dee for support and it was the best decision ever. As far as Dulas go I couldn't have had a better one she encouraged me every step of the way helped me get through every stage of labor and achieve my goal of an all natural birth. Her knowledge and skill really helped my laboring process, she was also very helpful when it came home to taking home my little one always had answers to all my questions, thank you Dee my body is forever grateful for your guidance! 

Lucy Buenrostro


First off I want to say I never knew what a doula was until I met Dayana. She explained to me everything she would be helping me with, even my husband felt so comfortable going in with her and having her in our private area during birth. I had a lot of fear and questions going into birth but she was there helping all along the way answering questions the nurses were too busy to answer. During labor she guided me, massaged me, reminded me to breathe and to remain grounded. Honestly my birth experience was much better than when I had my daughter 7 years ago. I felt empowered and listened too. She was so attentive since prenatal reminding me to drink water and stay hydrated, guided me with an exercise ball and how to labor at home. I loved my overall experience with her and I would hire her again in a heartbeat! 



     To say Dayana is a pregnancy guru would be a total understatement. She has extensive knowledge on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth but beyond that she really gave me the confidence to have the kind of labor experience I truly wanted. I was extremely anxious about so many things but her calm demeanor and her efforts to keep my thoughts and opinions valid really strengthened me through the act of labor. The icing on the cake is the plethora of home remedies and easy to make nutritious snacks that she seems to have an endless supply of. She's truly a wise sage that anyone benefit from.




     Dayana did a really amazing job guiding my wife and I throughout the whole process. I was mostly unaware of the doula role before this but was quickly educated on the scope of work. She's really graceful at keeping both of us involved and maintains a great balance with being helpful and present when needed without being overbearing. The labor process itself was a surreal experience but Dayana really prepared us as best as possible to keep it as stress free and magical as it should.


Birth Availability for Dee (Dayana) Ornelas

= Available. Calendar last updated: 06-18-2024

Postpartum Availability for Dee (Dayana) Ornelas

= Available. Calendar last updated: 06-18-2024