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CD(DONA)Danielle Rich

Birth Guardians Doula Service

Website: Http://

Phone: (360) 791-3189

Birth Fee: $750 to $1625

Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 100 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2011
Type of Practice: On-call doula service

Clients per Month: 3 to 6

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Bastyr University

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • breastfeedingbasics laction education for Lactation Education for DONA requirements threw Breastfeeding basics

Other Relevant Certifications

  • PBi Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • Simkin center Bastyr Universty for Birth and postpartum and PBI for placenta Encapsulator

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am a In The Pinch volunteer at the Santa Rosa birth center see website for more information. I am a red cross volunteer for napa county. Operations Delivery , I am an active Operation Special Delivery Doula providing volunteer services to dependents of deployed service members. I was a FRG leader translates as Key spouse, AFTB certified Mentor Certified. Mentor certified PTSD certified. CPR certification threw red cross for infant and adult AED professional.

Languages spoken: english/

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Yountville, CA
Travel Range: 50 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: will discuss

Client Testimonials for CD(DONA)Danielle Rich

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Cynthia Hermosillo

  • I reached out to Danielle at Birth Guardians and I'm glad I did! I wanted more information regarding placenta encapsulation and Danielle instantly impressed me with her pricing, quality and professionalism.
    The whole process went as perfect as perfect can get. She explained what I had to do to collect the placenta and in a matter of an hour and half she arrived at the hospital to pick up the placenta to take it with her.
    By the next day she sent me pictures of the placenta and the stages of her progress. As promised, she returned to the hospital with my placenta pills.
    Ever since then I have taken about 2-3 pills a day and my recovery from my c-section has been quick! I feel great and I love that I'm taking my own healthy placenta to nourish me and my baby. It's only been 9 days since the delivery but I can give credit to the pills for making me recover so nicely.
    I recommend this service and I think you'll be impressed with Danielle as I am.

Posted 5/31/2016

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Nicole Schmeer

I can't even begin to explain how impressed I am with Danielle Rich. I am a military family where my fiancé is constantly gone out of state for training. I needed someone to help me with my emotional needs during this exciting time. I began to research doulas. I came across Danielle Rich through Birth Guardians. And I am so glad I did! Danielle has been so helpful. Ever since day one she has been there to answer any questions or concerns for me. She is extremely professional and passionate about births. On May 16, 2015, she was apart of my daughters birth. Danielle was right next to my side the entire delivery. With this being my second child and having a csection for my first birth I wanted to try a VBAC. Danielle so so encouraging and supportive through the delivery. Even though i wasn't able to fulfill my VBAC story bc my daughter's head would not fit through my pelvic bone. Danielle never left my side. I am so happy I found her. She is absolutely AMAZING! THANK YOU DANIELLE FOR HELPING ME ACHIEVE THE BEST BIRTH STORY!


Posted 5/28/2015

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Emma Leport

I met Danielle about a week before I was due. She helped me out so much throught the week before and during my baby girls birth. She is great under pressure and I am very grateful for her being there for me. She kept me calm during my labour and is still there for me now after my daughters birth. I highly recommend Danielle for any women looking for a loving and caring doula for their babies birth. I will deffinitly have Danielle with me throughout future pregnancies and suggest everyone else to as well. 

Posted 5/16/2015

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Emily Wood

Danielle was so helpful with our 2 month old newborn.  She came as a night nurse, providing feedings to our baby on her sporadic schedule.  This was a blessing, as it allowed me to get a straight 6+ hours of sleep!  It was pure heaven!  I highly recommend Danielle and her services.  She is very nurturing and had a great touch with our baby. 

Posted 4/30/2015

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Justine Godinez

This review is for the babysitter services Danielle helped me out with for my 2 girls (5 months and 2 yrs).  I was very impressed by the research she did about caring for a newborn (feedings, changings and etc.)  and by making sure she had all the necessary information on my girls so that they would be comfortable with her.  She did different activities with my 2 year old and was active as well.  My girls were happy at the end of the day when I picked them up.  My 2 year old asked when she could go over to Danielle's house again.  I would definitely ask Danielle to watch my girls again :)

Posted 2/19/2015

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Kinnereth Winegarner

I knew after researching current hospital labor & delivery practices; I wanted to work with a doula to have the most natural birth possible in a hospital setting. At our initial meeting she brought with her the certificate from Bastyr, some other certificates, a sample contract and business cards. She seemed nice so my husband & I signed a contract with her. She agreed to provide 2 pre-birth visits, the birth itself & 1 postpartum visit.

This review is only for pre & post visits as Danielle was ill and did not attend my birth (a backup doula’s info was provided [who we loved!]).


She provided lots of resources (books, DVD, CDs, oil samples, lent us a birth ball, etc.) / Always on-time / Open to how I wanted my birth & asked me to provide a written plan / Notified me as soon as she was unable to attend my birth (was 1 wk prior to edd) / As a volunteer through Napa Moms, she informed me of the group & signed up to bring us a meal.


Her business cards say “DONA birth&postpartum professional“ which is misleading because she isn’t DONA certified (& didn’t tell us she was in process) / Her communication style was overwhelming: I got several disjointed texts in a row. Same with emails (on a few different occasions), & misunderstanding resulted / After the birth there was drama over photos she wanted to use but wasn't present for (Danielle wasn't at the birth) when we said no.

Posted 1/27/2015

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Elsa Dine'

Danielle was a life saver.  Her support and organization during the birth planning for my son Hero was a great help.  She was such an advocate for what was needed and post partum care after my son's birth was such a great help.  I was hemorraging and the staff at the hospital were very neglegent and she was on it advocating for my care and providing assistance for weakness and support during the whole ordeal.  I am so grateful.  Thanks Danielle.

Posted 12/27/2014

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Amber Barraclough

I found Danielle Rich when I was looking for someone who dose Placenta Encapsultion. When we started talking  she told me about her volunteer work she dose for family who revive wic or cal works. We click automatically. She was the perfect match for me when it came time for me to give birth. I wanted an unmediated all natural birth. She keep in close touch with me as it got closer to my due date and as it came and went. When I finally did go into labor she sadly miss it become I went to fast for her to get to the hospital in time. Well I just got to the hospital in time. But knowing that I could give birth the way I wanted to. Knowing that I had my son in les then 15 minutes after showing up at the hospital. She made it there to help me breastfeed my son for the first time! She stayed with me riltill I was moved into the mommy and baby room at that point she went home to encapsulate my placenta. 



Posted 4/11/2014

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Donald Rich

I am a Culinary Chef at the Culinary Institute of America Restaurants in St. Helena, CA Campus,I have witnessed hands on Danielle doing Placenta Encapsultion with OSHA/ FOOD HANDERLERS REGULATIONS and BLOOD BORN SAFTY as a Chef ,I would highly reccommend her as she treats the TCM method with love, respect and care and safty , clean enviroment. Danielle is a terrific postpartum doula , providing meal support especially in a time when no family is around Danielle is constant emotional support.


Posted 4/10/2014

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Ashley Proteau

"Danielle is friendly, informative and was a great resource. She helped my wife get her barings while I was at work and helped my slide back into taking care of my family."-Arram Abbott, husband.

Posted 6/20/2013

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Ashley Proteau

Danielle saw a rash on my breast during one of our visits and thought it may be yeast. My mother, a midwife of 10+ years, had been trying to help me figure it out for days prior. Danielle encouraged me to see my doctor to confirm her suspicion, but suggested that I do a test patch with cotton swab using vinegar and baking soda to treat the rash. I took her advice and noticed an almost immediate relief. The itch was making it hard to take care of my baby to my fullest potential and I didn't want to go outside because it was so ugly-it had spread all over my body, ew. Since Danielle's suggestion I feel 10x better, my skin is clear, and my family is very grateful. I was glad I didn't have to go see my doctor, or use a harsh chemical or steriod ridden topical cream to relieve and eventually cure my ailment. Thank you Danielle for your quick thinking!

Posted 6/20/2013

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Kristen Wood

My husband and I were blessed to come across Danielle's website when we did. My husband serves in the United States Coast Guard and we were relocated to California from Virginia not too long ago. We are expecting our first child and it was important to us to find a doula to help guide and support us through this new phase of our lives. Especially since all of our close friends and family will not physically be here with us.

From the beginning Danielle has shown her professionalism. She is always quick to respond to any questions or concerns we may have and she is very open and supportive of the decisions we have made in regards to our birth plan. It is clear that she loves being a doula and connecting with the community. She has a way of making you feel very comfortable every time you meet with her.

We could not be happier to have her on our birth team and to have her help postpartum!

Posted 5/20/2013

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