Best Doula in Riverside, CA | Birth Doula for over 29 years

“Pampered Package” Doula Services

Kym Benner

Riverside- Inland Empire

About

Hi! I've been a Birth Doula for over 29 years and attended 635 births to date. I live in Riverside and serve most of the Inland Empire. I would love to help you have the birth you want and deserve as well as help you make informed choices and decisions. My website is a great place to get info about me, the services I provide, read testimonials and watch a YouTube interview with me. I love to answer questions so please feel free to call, text or email me anytime!

Doula Philosophy

"This is your baby, your body and your birth" You are in charge of how your pregnancy, labor and delivery goes , and I am there to support you in however you want to birth!

Doula Type

  • Birth Doula

Qualifications, Certifications & Licenses

    Special Services

    • Acupressure
    • Antepartum doula
    • Aromatherapy
    • Cancer patients and survivors
    • Childbirth Educator
    • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
    • Mother blessing celebrations
    • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)

    Special Training & Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Clients on bed rest
    • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
    • Home Birth
    • LGBT Families
    • Multiples
    • Over 40
    • Plus size mothers
    • Prematurity
    • Relinquishing mothers
    • Single parents
    • Special needs babies
    • Surrogacy
    • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
    • Teens
    • Twins
    • VBAC
    • Waterbirth
    • Women and Families of Color
    • High risk
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    Birth Prices Starting At

    $1100

    Fee Information

    My fee is based off of a sliding scale, we can talk about what that looks like :)

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    Reviews

    helped make my natural childbirth possible

    5.0 rating
    August 17, 2018

    My beautiful daughter was born 6 weeks ago. Since that time, I have wanted to write a review for the person who helped make my natural childbirth possible. It has taken me this long because how does one put into words what it is like to have someone walk into a room as a health care provider and leave as a member of your family? How does one thank a person for getting you through the most remarkable moment of your life with kindness, compassion and just the right amount of “kick in the butt” that brings you to the finish line? How does one convey their appreciation to a person who made themselves available to you day and night for 9 months? Who walks into a frantic situation, turns down the lights, puts on classical music and rubs your feet for two hours pressing just the right pressure point during each contraction? Who holds your hair back during a bout of nausea and tells your husband exactly how to support you? The answer to that is, you can’t put it in to words. As I sit hete writing this through tears remembering the beauty that was my childbirth and how empowered I will feel for the rest of my life, I think that the best and only way I can vouch for Kym’s ability as a doula is to say that she will be the second person to know the next time I am pregnant because she will be at every one of my births and a part of my family and heart for a lifetime.

    Megan

    Kym Benner is an AMAZING doula!!

    5.0 rating
    August 17, 2018

    Kym Benner is an AMAZING doula!! She was our doula for the birth of our first child 4 years ago (a long 36 hour/un-medicated labor that eventually ended in a c-section due to baby positioning problems). She never once appeared tired or discouraged. She worked tirelessly to provide a positive environment, help with pain management, reassurance, and was a great reminder when things got rough to focus and relax. We still marvel at how hard she worked and what a great comfort and strong encouragement she was to us both during those long hours. She stayed with us all the way through the birth of our daughter and followed up and visited us once we were home. She was so helpful when breastfeeding was difficult in the beginning (as can be common after c-sections) and as a result of her support I was able to successfully breastfeed without supplementing.When we found out baby #2 was coming, she was our first call. We were thrilled that she was available and we started all the prenatal meetings (she walked us through educational tips, worked through our birth plan details, made sure we were prepared mentally and physically). She never once took for granted that she had gone through all of this with us the first time around with baby #1 and she was really thorough, which was great! This time I was able to have a VBAC (anyone attempting a VBAC in a hospital really should have a doula – even “VBAC friendly” hospitals are not really comfortable with VBACs). Kym was a life saver! She was there to help me focus, to help me stand up for myself under extreme hospital staff pressure, and to encourage me. She helped me get my voice when medical staff wouldn’t listen.Kym is one of those rare people that just exudes love and caring and I have never met anyone more passionate about birth and prenatal education as she is. She is a master at her craft and even more importantly, she is an amazing person! To say I recommend her is an understatement. She is the BEST!

    PL

    Kym was one of the best decisions I made for the birth of my son

    5.0 rating
    August 17, 2018

    Hiring Kym was one of the best decisions I made for the birth of my son. As a VBAC and home birth Mama, I knew I needed a doula with lots of experience and an excellent track record. Kym’s name came highly recommended by many in the birth community. From the very first appointment, I knew that I felt comfortable and safe with her. She displayed a confident demeanor with the natural birth process and I knew that she would be my biggest advocate no matter the location I ultimately would birth my son. We hired Kym very early on and I appreciated her availability throughout the whole pregnancy. She was always willing to answer questions and refer me to other birth professionals in the community. I honestly don’t think I could have gotten through labor without Kym. She was my rock and stood my side for 14 hours. She fulfilled every reason we had hired a doula- support for me, support for my husband, and impartial advice throughout the pregnancy to help us stick to our desired birth plan. At the end of the day, the experience was exactly what I had wanted. I highly recommend Kym for anyone wanting a doula’s support in their birth, especially those aiming for a VBAC.

    Katherine

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