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Tasha Boyd

South Bay Birth

Website: http://www.southbaybirth.com

Phone: (310) 955-7172

Birth Fee: $1500 to $2000

Fee Details: Payment plans available upon request. Check, Cash, Venmo and Paypal accepted.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years and 100 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, September 2012
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have attended births at many of the Los Angeles area hospitals including: Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Ronald Reagan, LCOM Torrance, LCOM San Pedro, St. John's in SM, St. Joseph's in Burbank, Glendale Adventist, Providence Tarzana, West Hills Hospital, Kaiser West LA, Kaiser Woodland Hills, Kaiser Panorama City. I am open to attending births at other hospitals not listed.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Any birth at birth center. I've worked as a birth assistant extensively in a high volume birth center setting, in the role of a student midwife.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Any birth attended by a midwife or OBGYN. I am very comfortable working in the home birth setting in the role of birth doula, and I have additional experience working in the home birth setting as a student midwife.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Lactation Education - Midwives College of Utah

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Student Midwife, Midwife Assistant, Acupressure for Pregnancy Care and Labor Support

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military famiies
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Redondo Beach, CA
Travel Range: 30 Miles

Client Testimonials for Tasha Boyd

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Kyra Dauer

If I could sum it up: Tasha is amazing. She was an integral part of our birth experience, from pregnancy through postpartum - always there when we needed her with a wealth of knowledge, and warm, motherly guidance. We could go to her with any questions (pre and post-natal) and she’d respond not only promptly, but with great detail that was immensely helpful – and trust me, we had a lot of questions! She was as much a resource for my husband as she was for me, especially in those first few weeks post-birth. We truly felt cared for and trusted her throughout the whole process.
When our daughter’s birth ended up taking a complete 180 from our plan, Tasha helped us talk through our options so we could make the best decision for our family. Her support was vital and we can’t imagine what it would have been like without her. After the birth, she made sure we were taken care of in the hospital, even running to the local co-op to bring back snacks, tea and homeopathic remedies. She has an easy going nature that instantly makes you feel like you’ve known her all your life. She felt like an extension of our family - plus she’s a lot of fun to spend time with! We couldn’t have asked for a more nurturing experience to bring our baby girl into the world.

Posted 10/24/2018

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Robyn Willey-Pratt

I did not have a doula for my 1st baby 8 years ago and really wish I had. Tasha was everything I needed and was hoping for. To begin with, she is just a lovely lovely person. But as a doula, she is so knowledgable and helpful! We had meeting before hand to discuss everything under the sun. It was great to have a birthing info session with her instead of having to sit through the 4 hour one the hospital does with other couples. I was able to text her all those questions I had any time, and she would get back to me so quickly. Those questions you have to wait for your OBGYN to get back to you at the end of the day, or sometimes never in my case. My OBGYN, decided to stop delivering babies 2 month before I delivered, the OB she recommended ended up lacking in many aspects. But because Tasha was there with me, I felt calm and taken care of. I'm so grateful she was by my side, was able to gently, but firmly get what I needed at the hospital. I had an epidural, and she was right next to me telling me what was happening the whole time. My labor was fast and frightening, and she was able to give me the attention and care the Nurses were to busy to do, and my husband didn't quite know how to give. She is an AMAZING doula. I HIGHLY recommend you get your placenta encapsulated by her. I suffered PPD with my 1st, and the placenta pills really stabilized my moods. If I would forget to take them, I would be a blubbering mess in a day or 2, and the remember to take them again and was fine. Tasha is the BEST!

Posted 3/30/2018

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L Kurosawa

I was SO glad I had doula and Tasha was the one!

Tasha was recommended by my yoga teacher who is also a doula.
My husband and I interviewed few people and I liked Tasha's soft voice, supportive attitude and her knowledge so I decide to go with her.
I was wondering either to have a doula or not until very last minute, few of my friends had doula at their birth and most of them had natural(no epidural) birth. Since I was going to do it at a hospital, not at birthing center or home birth, I almost thought maybe I don't need one... and even when I checked in at the hospital after water breaking, the nurse decide to induce me and ended up using epidural - even at that point I thought well maybe I didn't really need doula, I will have easy no-pain birth.

I was wrong!!!

My birth was 39 hours from contraction to actual birth, and Tasha was there for me. I was in pain - epidural didn't work for my back pain. Yes my husband gave me massage and he practiced with me at home, but Tasha was the pro. She was actively helping me with massage, ice pack and anything possible entire time and stayed overnight with us.

After the birth she came to visit us with Placenta capsule which I asked and glad I did. I don't know how it was like without it but so far I didn't experience postpartum depression and have good energy, even I had pretty long birth and recovery time was pretty long.

She's not the person to rush you, she takes time at each session, before & after birth and at birth of course - giving a birth is very intimate matter and you need someone like her. I can't thank enough and I highly recommend her!

Posted 1/6/2018

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Jazzmine Kivett

I can not say enough wonderful things about our experience with Tasha! She  sat with me & massaged me for hours and hours! She applied counter pressure during the contractions, reminded me to breathe, brought essential oils & tea light candles to make the room more relaxing. She even brought her rebozo which I loved!
She sat on my wet bathroom floor with me as I was laboring in the tub for hours! She counted for me while I was pushing and motivated me by telling me how much hair my little man had. She took pictures of the birth & even came by after my son was born to show me how to use the pump! Then she was always available for me when I texted or called with my millions of new mama questions! Day or night, even weekends she was there with tons of helpful information and suggestions! We laughed & cried together and I am forever grateful to her for being there during my son's journey into this world! 

Posted 8/16/2015

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Anne Chunapongse

Our experience with Tasha was amazing. She was recommended to us by another doula that was out of town around the time I was due. As a first time mom, I had no idea what was ahead of me. Tasha was there through every step of the way. My labor was really long but Tasha came to my house at 1AM to help guide me through the pain and was great support. She is very patient and has a passion for what she does. She is one of the sweetest people I've ever met. She is very informative and does not judge you for any decision you make. I was almost induced because the hospital said I was not dilating fast enough and Tasha told my husband and I that we don't HAVE to do what they say. She helped us with our rights and gave us the pros and cons to all the options we had. My husband and I do not know what we would do without Tasha. She was always quick to respond to questions before and after birth. When we were at the hospital she was there to guide us through birth and helped our newborn get his first latch. She made sure the nurses and doctors were clear of what was in my birth plan And even helped us take pictures. I highly recommend Tasha to everyone giving birth regardless of the circumstances. She is truly amazing and we are so blessed to have shared the best moment of our lives wity her. We can't thank her enough for everything!! 

Posted 3/19/2015

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Andy Campanella

What can we say about Tasha? She is fabulous. We interviewed other doulas, some who had more experience than her, but her warm vibe struck us right off the bat and eventually we decided she had to be the one. She is also a mom herself, so that made us feel as if we certainly had much to gain from her personal experiences. For her fee, Tasha’s basic services in addition to being present for the labor, go above and beyond:

  • She met with us twice prior to the birth to advise us, educate us, discuss our birth preferences, and even covered breast-feeding.
  • She always promptly replied to any of our emails and texts with great input.
  • After the birth (more on that later) she came for one more visit in order to check in and answer any further questions.

The birth itself was an incredible experience and Tasha’s expertise, relaxation techniques and calm demeanor certainly helped with that. It was our preference to go with a natural birth with as little intervention as possible and she helped make that happen for us. We woke her up at 3:00am and she promptly made her way over to our place providing mommy-to-be and daddy-to-be with support, helping to make the labor process as smooth as possible. She stayed with us until our little daughter joined us and latched onto momma. She even took a ton of pictures while we were in our own little world throughout the birth. Thank you!!!

Posted 1/20/2015

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Carole L.

Tasha assisted us with the birth of our first son last July. When I first met her, I instantly felt a connection. I was looking for a knowledgeable and energetic person to assist me during that one special day. She did so much more.
She helped us before, during and after the birth, always available to give a good advice.
Being a busy working mother-to-be she helped me with planning the birth and even took the time to write the birth plan for me. Working with her was great, Tasha really guided both my husband and I through all the steps and possible scenarios, and we never felt rushed - she literally met with us for hours at a time before birth.
The day I went into labor she joined us home and was instrumental in choosing the right moment to go to the hospital.
Although nothing that day went as planned (does it ever??), we felt safe and confident by having her there with us. She really went above and beyond to make the experience positive, from bringing ice chips to massaging my legs and help me meditate and relax. She even took pictures for us since we somehow managed to leave our camera home! It was such an amazing day, an exceptionally gratifying experience thanks to Tasha's help.
At the very beginning of my pregnancy, I was really indecisive as to whether I would need a doula or not but I am so happy I chose to have one and so lucky I got to work with Tasha!

Posted 11/30/2013

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Heather Kornman

Working with Tasha would not be the right way to phrase it, it never felt like work! Although we had just met; Tasha made it feel like we had been friends for years, and were now coming together to partake on a new adventure together. And that is just what we did. Tasha would go out of her way to spend lengthy visits with us when she would come over, and talk to us about everything under the sun. We shared snacks, stories, and Tasha shared her wisdom with us on all matters. It was so great to have Tasha to ask questions to, and have hugs and smiles during our pregnancy. And throughout our birth journey it was amazing to have the support of Tasha, she was able to comfort me during my peak of labor, and at the same time help my husband figure out how to fill the birthing pool. Somehow she was in both rooms at once it seemed, incredibly balanced.She held my whole body up so I could stay in the position I needed, awesome! The birth was beautiful, and so was Tasha's help, encouragement, and support. Tasha Boyd, our Doula for life. 

Posted 8/9/2013

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a dalton

I really don't know what I would have done without Tasha. She is a kind, knowledgable, approachable, gentle and extremely helpful person--great qualitites for a doula. She was understanding of our birth plan and always available at any time for any questions. The night I went into labor, she was amazing. She was physically and emotionally present when I needed her and she was hands-on without being intrusive. She was encouraging and supportive throughout my entire labor and delivery. Having her there helped take some of the pressure off of my partner to take care of everything. And Tasha had to take care of a lot; by the time the midwife arrived, I was complete! I don't think it is actually possible to sufficiently give enough gratitude for having her as part of my "birth team." I believe that Tasha has definitely found her true calling as a doula. I would highly recommend her to anyone that asked. We hope to expand our family and, without a doubt, I want Tasha to be there.

Posted 6/18/2013

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