My name is Darla Burns and I have been married since 1994 and have 2 wonderful children. I have been passionate about birth as long as I can remember. I started doing doula work in 1990 but only realized in 2003 that there was a name for the work I was doing. I immediately took my training to be a labor doula and then continued on that path and became a postpartum doula, childbirth educator, Happiest Baby on the Block Instructor , Infant Massage Instructor, and a Lactation Educator. My business name is In Due Time Doula Services douladarla.com
In 2007, I became the CAPPA Postpartum Doula Faculty (Trainer) for the state of California. If you want more information, see my Trainings page.
From 2009-2013, I served as the Executive Director of Postpartum Doulas for CAPPA where I managed the Postpartum Doula Program and Faculty in the U.S. in Canada.
In 2012, I co-Founded Doulas for Surrogacy with Rena Koerner, where we provide Birth and Postpartum Doulas to Birthing Women and Intended Parents going through the surrogacy process. Go to www.doulasforsurrogacy.com for more information.
For doula work, I currently serve southern California, predominately the Santa Clarita Valley, the San Fernando Valley, and surrounding areas. I hold Postpartum Doula Trainings throughout the state of California and may travel to other states, as needed. Additionally, I co-lead a group of local doulas, Doulas of Santa Clarita Valley.
I love all things birth, babies, and postpartum and pride myself on ethical, professional, compassionate care and business practices.