isabel c. | Doula in CA

Sweet Beginning Doula

    Practice overview

    Since I entered the path of motherhood in the year of 2014 my passion in helping expecting parents grew. I have always sincerely helped and guided individuals at their most vulnerable times specifically speaking when I served others as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room for 10 years. However, my path changed after hearing so many stories from different parents as they were entering the path of parenthood. I decided in becoming a Doula and trained through Dona International. Being a momma of two with two different birth experiences I did not want share my experience but share my knowledge, educate and empower expecting parents. I have realized that every parent deserves support, love, compassion, empowerment and education. Every individual is different with different needs and want. In which it turns out that every pregnancy, birth and postpartum is different. I will honor your path and guide you as you are going through pregnancy and birth. I promise I will gather all the information you need and present it to you and encourage you to make your own choice. Follow your own instincts. I promise to support you and listen to you at your most Vulnerable time during pregnancy and birth. I Promise to encourage you and empower through your journey. I come with open mind, heart and soul to serve you and your partner.

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    Care philosophy

    My philosophy it is simple; it is to provide you, and your family with the love and support you need to ensure that you have the pregnancy, labor, and postpartum care that you want. I know there's a lot of noise out there- from books to blogs to experts itching to advice you, but I am here to tell you to listen to your instincts and follow your heart.


    • Birth doula support
    • Postpartum doula support

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Clients on bed rest
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • Multiples
    • People of color
    • Plus size
    • Postpartum mood disorders
    • VBAC
    • Waterbirth

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital


    • English
    • Spanish


    • Birth Doula
    • Postpartum Doula


    Pricing packages

    Birth Doula
    $ 1500
    Initial Visit (45 minutes – 1 hour) – A “meet and greet” session to answer your questions and get to know me (complimentary).It could be at your desired location. 2 prenatal Visits (2-4 hours) At 30 weeks and 34 weeks; We will meet in your home to discuss your birth plan, labor comfort measures, and take time to get to know each other so you can feel comfortable and prepared going into your birth. I will include helpful resource packets filled with many handouts and guides for you to keep. Unlimited calls/text Support at 32 weeks I will be available to you at 32 weeks to answer any questions and offer resources and referrals. Birthday "THE BIG DAY" I will arrive at your home, birthing center, or hospital whenever you request me

    Postpartum Doula
    $ 40 /hr
    Initial Visit (45 minutes – 1 hour) – A “meet and greet” session to answer your questions and get to know me (complimentary).It could be at your desired location. 1 prenatal Visits (2-4 hours) At 30 weeks to view your Home and discuss a tentative schedule. 5 Hour Min. With Each Visit Lactation Support Nutrition Support Light House Work Duties


    Areas served

    • Mira Mesa
    • North County

    • Bree
      May 30, 2023 at 7:09 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Isabel provided me and my husband with knowledge and comfort during my pregnancy. When it came time for birth we could not imagine doing it without her. She was able to maneuver my body and get my baby out safely with a vaginal delivery. She worked tirelessly and advocated for me the entire two days of labor and delivery. We love Isabel!

    • Kristen
      May 30, 2023 at 7:21 am | Peer review
      4 /5

      Isabel has attended a couple of my events and participated in some of my online offerings. My interactions with her have been genuine and positive. She is very passionate about her work.

    • Tanya
      July 17, 2023 at 12:18 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Isabel was everything I was looking for! I was looking for someone who was knowledgeable and she shared that knowledge with me so I can be the most prepared for my labor. She met with me 3 or 4 times prior to my due date. During these meetings I felt at ease because I knew that she would be an amazing support for me and my family. I was looking for someone to help me during my contractions and she had a plethora of tools and exercises that we could do together to help me get through those contractions. She’s amazing and I would definitely recommend her any of my friends and family.

    • Erica
      July 19, 2023 at 12:36 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Isabel was vital to my birthing experience. The amount of heart, support, guidance, encouragement, and soul she put into caring for me is unmatched! I knew I wanted and needed a doula to have the most natural experience, but I had no idea how much of an impact she would make on our lives after all was said and done. We wouldn’t have gotten through it without her. She truly loves what she does and makes you feel so empowered during your experience. I love her integrity, her genuine personality, and loving spirit! We can’t wait to hire her again!

    • Cynthia
      July 20, 2023 at 12:29 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Isabel is communicative, proactive, and knowledgeable. After interviewing a number of potential Doulas, my husband and I instantly knew she was the one for us. What stood out the most was her knowledge and her go-getter/proactive nature. Isabel didn’t wait to be asked to do something, she just does it. She is quick to offer resources- for example, she connected me to classes after I had been looking for months, she was able to find some within my area and connected me. During labor, she just knew what to do and did it. She is very hands-on and takes initiative in all situations. I could not have had the natural, unmedicated birth I wanted without her.

    • Meredith
      July 26, 2023 at 12:40 am | Client review
      5 /5

      We loved Isabel as part of our birth team—including the pre birth prep and postpartum doula work.
      Nothing in my birth went to plan but isabel was a great support and I would wholeheartedly recommend her as a consummate professional experienced and knowledgeable in a wide variety of birth scenarios and kind and compassionate and supportive no matter your circumstance.

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