Birth Fee: $900 to $1200
Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35
Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 62 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 16 families served
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum familiesAttends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Murrieta, CA
I was skeptical about hiring a doula at first but I wan't about to tell my wife no so I went with it. It was the best decision that I could have made and I would do it again without a doubt. Without getting too much into details, Taryn was a HUGE support during the birthing process that lasted almost two days. If you are looking for an amazing doula then Taryn is the one you want to hire.
My husband and I were lucky enough to have Taryn join us during the birth of our son Cade. She was such a wonderful part of the whole process in terms of support, knowledge and just an overall calming presence in such an overwhelming and exciting time. She also came over a couple of times postpartum to provide support and is very knowledgable, kind and sincere and we appreciated her so much! I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of extra support during the new chapter of parenthood!
My husband & I met Taryn in 2015 when we were looking for a doula for the birth of our first child. Right away we felt a connection with Taryn & her doula partner Diana. They are both extremely knowledgeable & passionate about what they do & we felt confident they were the right doula match for us. My husband & I were always impressed with Taryn’s experience & appreciated her holistic approach. We also ended up taking Taryn’s Childbirth Class at Unique Ultrasound. Taryn is a great teacher & was extremely thorough at explaining the childbirth experience. Taryn makes you feel very comfortable & encourages questions during her class.
As a first time mother after my son was born I was struggling with breastfeeding. Feeling desperate & about to give up, I decided to reach out to Taryn for help. I knew Taryn would be a great resource with her experience as a breastfeeding educator. She quickly responded to me & showed up at my door the next day! I fully appreciated her urgency to help. Taryn provided the breastfeeding support I greatly needed. She not only reassured me of the things I was doing correctly but also gave me guidance on the things I needed help with. She had valuable tips & answered my laundry list of questions. She spent a lot of time with me & made sure I felt comfortable with breastfeeding before leaving my house. Taryn is a huge part of why I am still successfully breastfeeding my son today at six months.
My husband & I felt like Taryn truly cared about us & our journey to become parents. Taryn has great energy & you feel that right away when you meet her. Taryn is not only educated about breastfeeding & childbirth but she has a strong passion for it. She is friendly, easy to talk to & always has a positive attitude. Taryn did not end up being the doula at my birth however if she had been I absolutely know I would have been in good hands.
Taryn Clawson was my Doula for my daughter's birth on November 1, 2015 and because of Taryn this was the most amazing experience of my life. I hired her because I had a goal of an all natural birth at my hospital (Kaiser riverside) and thanks to her I was able to accomplish that. She is extremely knowledgeable about labor ANd all the newborn procedures done at the hospital so she was a great resource in helping create my birth plan. She is experienced in massage and during my labor she brought all kinds of essential oils which really helped manage the pain of an epidural free labor. She knew exactly what positions I needed to be in at the perfect times and it was so comforting having an expert with me who I trusted. Not only is she a pro about labor and delivery but she is also such a warm and encouraging woman. She was always available before during and after my labor. There is no way to thank her enough for her time and assistance... I would highly recommend her and would most definitely want her with me again for all of my pregnancies!!
Taryn did an exceptional job at teaching our birthing class! My wife and I were expecting our first baby when we took her class. We had no idea what to expect! Taryn did a great job at explaining how child birth happens and the many different situations that may arise with child birth. She has a wealth of knowledge and explains herself in a very educated caring and clear way. She makes sure you are always in good understand of the subject matter she is discussing! Taryn also teaches you many different ways to get through child birth. Everything from relaxing massages, confidence building and multi sensory stimulation exercises. She did a great job at keeping the class entertaining while at the same time always staying on subject and really making us feel confident in what she was teaching us. I highly recommend Taryn to any expectant couples whether you're first time parents or already have children. Taryn is the best!
I can't say enough good things about Taryn, our doula who recently helped me birth my first child. She came highly recommended from a friend who hired her for childbirth support. My husband and I planned for a natural birth and wanted a doula with the experience to guide us and provide me physical support (this allowed my husband to be completely there for me emotionally and not have to worry). I honestly didn't know exactly what a doula would or could do but having someone on my team that had so much experience and knowledge in childbirth was important to me. She was very attentive and knew exactly what I needed/wanted before I could even ask. Her comforting measures truly helped through my labor which I didn't want any drugs for. I don't want to imagine the experience without her, I would definitely hire her again if we have another child.
We also attended the Bradley Method classes which her doula partner Diana taught. We highly recommend this as well!
There are no words to describe how beautiful Taryn made our birthing experience. My first delivery was horrific and I was so scared to re-live everything all over again. She is one of the most calming, nurturing, & encouraging woman I've ever met and that's just what every mother needs when going labor & delivery.
I loved that she respected all my desires. She thought about everything I needed at the perfect time! From candles to aromatherapy, to helping me breathe through the painful contractions, there is no way I would ever have been able to deliver my son naturally without her encouraging my husband and I. Because of Taryn, I felt strong and capable, something I didnt at all feel with my first delivery.
I could write pages and pages..I will never forget walking my neighborhood at 1:00 am with her and feeling so peaceful about the whole experience and focusing on my son. She even recommended I look at a picture of my daughter to remind me that all the pain is worth it! She involved my husband and we both felt so comfortable.
Having Taryn is the best decision we could ever have made & our positive birthing experience is something we live remember and appreciate the rest of our lives. Thank you Taryn for everything. Amee
Taryn was an amazing doula. Her encouragment, patience and love throughout my birthing experience was amazing. She was so calming and kept my head in the right place. Without all of her guidance and support. I don't know how I could have done it without her. She was an amazing support system for my husband as well. Most think doulas are just for the moms, but dads need help too! Even though we did not end up with a natural delivery as planned, Taryn was so supportive and encouraging through all of the options that I had to decide on through my delivery (epidural and then a c-section). My husband and I can not say enough great things about Taryn. We will definitely be using her again for our next baby. It takes a special person to be a doula and Taryn is defintely someone special. I highly recommend Taryn to be your doula!
Having Taryn as my Doula was such an awesome experience! This was my first time being a surrogate. I hadn't had a Doula with my previous pregnancies but if I were to get pregnant again I wouldn't do it without one! Taryn was so kind and gentle and such a calming in the midst of the labor and delivery.
Having Taryn as my Doula was one of the best decisions and made my surrogate birth experience such a positive experience and made it feel as natural as possible. Taryn was a calming force for me. Her soothing massage and counter-pressure were critical for pain management. And her knowledge and presence gave me strength during labor and delivery.
During labor and delivery Taryn continuously gave me a reassuring feeling. I was gently suggested techniques that worked, my husband was given plenty of space and supportive guidance, and we were both blessed with a beautiful experience.
After delivery and during my postpartum, Taryn was available when needed and helped me through the difficult times during postpartum. It is without hesitation and with great pleasure that I recommend her.
Taryn is an amazing doula and I highly recommend her! With her support, I was able to have the VBAC in the hospital that I was hoping for. She is so sweet and knew exactly what to do throughout the labor. Her lower back massages were exactly what I needed to make it through each contraction, and her calm voice was reassuring and encouraging. I had a very long labor and she stayed with me the whole time and selflessly was always concerned with my needs. When the nurses and doctors asked us questions, she provided us with the information we needed to make the right decisions. My husband and I couldn't have done it without her, and we definitely want her to be our doula for our next VBAC!!
Taryn helped me with the delivery with my second baby almost one year ago. My birth was hard but wonderful. Absolutely fantastic. It was my first natural birth, and I know I would not have been able to accomplish this had it not been for Taryn.
Taryn met with my husband and I twice before delivery, and was always available for phone calls or emails until then. She dispelled my husband's skepticism about doulas, and he was quickly won over. Taryn provided us with reading materials--as little or as much as we wanted, but I was happy to read anything I could. She had binders full of information, diagrams, and studies, as well as a library of books about childbirth and breastfeeding that she loaned us.
But besides teaching us the practical knowledge about birth, her most important contribution was her calming and steady presence. Taryn is so gentle, but also confident. She arrived at my home when I needed her that night, was great to ask me what I needed, or make gentle suggestions if I wasn't able to articulate exactly what I wanted. I loved her oils and foot massages! She knew when was the right time for her to be close and when it was better to let me have a moment alone or with my husband. She was perceptive to my mood, so if I wanted levity, she gave it, and if I needed to be more serious, she was quiet and reassuring. She was my best advocate when things progressed and I doubted my own abilities. I can't even begin to express how much safer and more secure I felt having Taryn with us throughout the night. Having her around made it easier to let go of any fear and anxiety about anything else, because I knew she was there for me, and only me. I will always remember her as being an integral part of my son's beautiful birth. She is such a big part of my memories that I can't imagine giving birth again with any doula but Taryn! I am still thrilled, proud, and over the moon a whole year later, and would hire her again in an instant.
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