New Year Special 2018

Birth Roots is offering our New Year Special!  For a flat fee of $3200, you have your choice of birth center or home birth.  This fee includes all prenatal care, labor and delivery and postpartum care.  Any lab work or ultrasounds would be an additional charge and may be covered by your insurance.   This is an incredible savings off of our regular fee! 

This special requires a deposit at your initial visit and the balance must be paid within 2 weeks of your first visit.  If you are unable to pay within that time frame, we also offer a sliding fee scale which will allow you to pay off your fees over the course of your pregnancy.

Call or email for more details!!

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Darynée Blount LM, CPM

Darynée Blount is the owner and director of Birth Roots since 2008.  She was born and raised in San Diego and has many family members residing in the city. She has five children of her own, the third of which were born in the water with midwives. She attended Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery for her direct-entry into midwifery and apprenticed and assisted many of the community midwives for many years before attaining her own license.  She is nationally certified as Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and a California Licensed Midwife (LM).


Donna McBride Hooyen LM, CPM

Donna was born in New Jersey and moved to San Diego with her family when she was 11 years old.  She has 9 children of her own, 6 of whom were born at home.  She has 5 grandchildren, 4 of whom were also born at home.  Even before the births of her own children, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in women’s health, which led her into midwifery. Donna studied at Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery and apprenticed with several San Diego area licensed midwives to complete her education. She is nationally certified as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and a California Licensed Midwife (LM). She has extensive experience breastfeeding her own children and was a La Leche League Leader for over 20 years.