2018 Summer Special

Birth Roots is celebrating summer with an amazing special!  $3200* for your choice of birth center or home birth, with a bonus of placenta encapsulation.  This price includes prenatal, labor & birth and postpartum care and encapsulation of your placenta.  Total fee must be paid within the first 2 weeks of beginning care with us to qualify.  Not able to pay the full fee up front?  Don’t worry, we offer a sliding fee scale with affordable rates based on family size and annual income.


Contact Birth Roots to find out more about your birthing options!  619-409-4900 or email us at birthrootsbabies@gmail.com


* $3200 fee must be paid in full within the first 2 weeks of beginning care. If  placenta encapsulation is not chosen, or if your placenta cannot be encapsulated for any reason, there is no further discount.  Placenta encapsulation has no cash value. Flat fee does not include required lab work, ultrasounds, medications or any necessary referrals to outside providers.  

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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).

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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.