Testimonial for Dara DeSoto ,CD(DONA), CLEC, Student Midwife

Dara & Joy are the best Doulas in the world! They work together with the pregnant mama and partner to help develop a birth plan that are based on the pregnant mama and partner's values. Their website portal for their clients are full of incredible resources within the San Diego community for different needs that the pregnant mama might need during pregnancy, preparing for birth, and even postpartum.

Dara was present during our birth experience and she was instrumental in holding sacred space for the arrival of our baby girl and she was a compassionate and loving guide for my husband and I in guiding us to hold this time in our lives as sacred and to move into a loving space with one another. Her maternal love and encouragement made such a positive impact for me as a new mother emerging into the world, allowing me to move intuitively into birthing my baby.

Postpartum, I needed a lot of support. My mother died 18 years ago, and my husband had to be out of town for 3 days just 2 weeks after our baby girl was born. I hired Dara's Postpartum Doula services to be with my baby and I during the day. In that time, she helped us get into a biologic breastfeeding rhythm to foster connection and baby bonding with my baby girl. She also prepared meals for me, did my laundry, watered my plants, swept my floors and held my baby when I needed to shower and needed a nap. She provided compassionate listening to me when I expressed my emotions and held space for me to express tears of joy and of concerns in being a new mother. Joy and Dara's Doula and Postpartum Doula Services has been the best money spent as it has allowed my husband and I to naturally emerge into the mother and father that we have envisioned to be. Joy and Dara provided that sacred and safe space holding with so much patience and compassion, they provided so much education and resources, and they provided a trusting relationship for us to truly feel supported.

-Caroline Pauline Cárdenas

June 18, 2019

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