Offers virtual services
Darshal Smith
Doula
Bowie, Maryland
2 years of experience
5.0
About me

Hi there! My name is Darshal but you can call me Dee! I am a mom and experienced doula. I’m originally from Mississippi, and have a beautiful, blossoming teenage daughter! My journey into motherhood and the knowledge and empowerment gained through childbirth has led me to become a doula. I have a passion for helping women achieve a positive and satisfying childbirth experience. My goal as a doula is to help educate, advocate, offer support and comfort for all birthing persons during their fertility, pregnancy along with labor, ultimately leading to a positive birth and wellness experience. 

Education

Bachelor of Science Biology (2007)

Masters of Business Administration (2018)

Certification and training

Birth Doula Certification, National Black Doula Association (2020)

Placenta Encapsulation, Women’s Choice Perinatal Services (2021)

Memberships and affiliations

National Black Doula Association

DC THRIVE

Community of Hope DC

American Cancer Society

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Credentials
CBD MBA
Specialties
Babywearing Belly Binding Birth Doula Birth Support Breastfeeding Support Cancer Screening Evidence-Based Care High-Risk Pregnancy Home Birth Infertility Keeping Fit Labor Doula LGBTQ+ Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Newborn Care Parenting Support Placenta Encapsulation Postpartum Care Postpartum Depression Postpartum Doula Care Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Pregnancy Loss Prenatal Yoga Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Water birth Well-Woman Care
Languages

English

Service introduction

A Doula’s role is to provide physical, emotional and informational support to the mother and her family before, during and after childbirth. There are many proven physiological and psychological benefits that come into effect when a birthing mother feels safe, relaxed, informed and supported. Doulas are specially trained in the birth process and know just how to help make this happen.   Please visit www.deethedoula.com to discuss packages and schedule your consultation!

Ratings and reviews
Average
5.0
# of Reviews
1
5.0

I hired Darshal as my doula for my first pregnancy and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. She provided me with prenatal services that prepared my partner and I for my labor and delivery. She also attended my birth and I literally may not have survived without her guidance and support. She was on top of things (even when the doctors and nurses were not). There wasn’t a detail that Darshal didn’t already think of as she supported me through a difficult 19 hour labor with complications. She also coached and empowered my partner throughout the process which allowed him to really be present. I also utilized Darshal’s postnatal services and she played an integral role in helping my family adjust to life at home with a newborn. I had a wonderful experience with Darshal and I strongly recommend her services if you want a doula that you can trust and who will go above and beyond expectations.

- Gabrielle G.