Daniela Swenson

Birth Doula & Photographer



Homebirth Families, VBACs, Birth Photography Clients

Favorite Moment From My Own Birth

HBVAC (Home-birth Vaginal Birth After C-section) with the amazing midwives at Riverside Midwifery 

When I am not working... 

Hanging out with my family, working out or working on my photography skills.

I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Quito, Ecuador.  I speak fluent Spanish and English. My love for childbirth started when I had my first baby who is now 13 years old. I was a single mom, living in my hometown at the time. Her birth turned into an unnecessary c-section. That birthing experience had a tremendous impact on my life, I wish I had a Doula with me at that time. I quickly learned that I was not educated about childbirth and that inspired me to study more about it. I got married in 2011 and when I found out I was pregnant in 2013, I trained myself physically and mentally to birth the way I wanted. My second child was a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After C-Section) in a hospital in Northern Virginia. My third child was born in September of 2017 and he was an amazing HBVAC (Home-birth Vaginal Birth After C-section) in water where we now reside in Frederick, Maryland. All my births have taught me so much and my last birth empowered me immensely!I found my life’s calling after my third child was born and decided to become a Doula. And here I am now, serving and helping families to experience a beautiful positive birth!