about us

We are most excited about partnering with families and other birth workers in the Bay Area and across the country in planning maternity experiences with the goal of increasing the number of unmedicated and healthy births.

a mother-daughter
doula duo

As a duo, we are primarily “team mommy” and “team partner” personnel. Our Duo is committed to helping you prepare for your labor, birth and postpartum experience. We focus our energy on helping expectant parents grow comfortable, safe and aware during the pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum period. Our personal labor and birthing experience along with training ensures that the birthing person and support team are well informed about all that happens before, during and after giving birth.

our founder’s story

as your barewithme duo,

it is our responsibility to deliver the best birth work possible.

BareWithMe: A Mother-Daughter Doula Duo, BWM was founded by Deundra Hundon (Doula) + Stephanie Dixon (Doula & Childbirth Educator), based in San Francisco with clients all over the Bay.

Birth work is our passion, and we strive to create impactful pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences. We use mature and modern techniques, as a means to accomplish our mission of improving the overall experience for the birthing person (or birthing mom) regardless of ethnicity, socio-economic status, prior knowledge of birthing options or prior birthing experience.

Deundra Hundon
Birth Doula

“I didn’t feel supported by my partner, mother or father during my children’s births not because they were being mean or hurtful but simply because they didn’t know how to be fully supportive partners in my childbirth experiences. My current work as a birth worker would have provided a solution to this problem.”
– Deundra Hundon, Doula

I’m currently supporting mama’s and papa’s as a birth doula and completed my training with Cornerstone Doula Training. In addition to my training, I’m a mother and grandmother; two experiences that have provided me with personal experience with childbirth and infant and toddler care. My passion and interest for doing birth work and becoming a doula began when I was just a student in high school preparing for college. Since then, I’ve worked in childcare and education as a teacher, program director, family support coordinator and college advisor. My experience working with children and their families for over 25 years has prepared me for understanding families’ special needs and bringing calm and focus to the entire family in some of the most challenging times.

My approach to all people is to provide love, compassion and support. There isn’t a class that we have in our school system that teaches us how to have a wonderful and supportive birth and bring into the world wonderful, beautiful healthy babies. I believe that my role is to be that teacher and provide the course of learning and be present for the birth.

The births of my two children (although they are wonderful children) were anything but wonderful. I felt scared, unsure, unclear about the vocabulary being used to describe my labor and delivery. I’m committed to making sure that every mama and papa that I work with as a doula feels safe, and that mama feels confident about the strength of her body and becomes an expert on her labor and birth options.

I promise that I will:

  • Stay with you throughout your emotional journey throughout your labor
  • Stay connected with you and your partner to create and maintain a safe, private and calm inner and outer environment
  • Stay committed to you informing and empowering you to make choices that feel right for you, your baby and partner

As a San Francisco State Alumnae and a Communication Studies major, I studied courses in health communication, public speaking, journalism, and broadcasting in an effort to one day be able to advocate for the needs of others. Some of my current philanthropic commitments include being recruited to sit on the board of Friends of San Francisco Birth Center.

Some of my responsibilities include working with midwives, doulas and other board members to create a social media platform to foster communication between expectant moms and their partners with the San Francisco Birth Center and Friends of San Francisco Birth Center board. As a board member it is also my responsibility to work with the members to obtain grant recipients, attend fundraisers, and assist with fundraising.

Being a Doula and Childbirth Educator is more than providing professional expertise related to maternity. It is about providing expectant parents, their partners and family with a roadmap on how to lead a healthy and productive lifestyle throughout their pregnancy and postpartum experience.

I am a Doula, Childbirth Educator, Philanthropist, Motivational/Public Speaker and Social Media Influencer.

Stephanie Dixon
Doula & Childbirth Educator

“If the dreams you have don’t scare you a little bit,
then they’re probably not big enough.”
– Stephanie Dixon, Doula & Childbirth Educator

Stephanie Dixon
Doula & Childbirth Educator

“If the dreams you have don’t scare you a little bit,
then they’re probably not big enough.”
– Stephanie Dixon, Doula & Childbirth Educator

As a San Francisco State Alumnae and a Communication Studies major, I studied courses in health communication, public speaking, journalism, and broadcasting in an effort to one day be able to advocate for the needs of others. Some of my current philanthropic commitments include being recruited to sit on the board of Friends of San Francisco Birth Center.

Some of my responsibilities include working with midwives, doulas and other board members to create a social media platform to foster communication between expectant moms and their partners with the San Francisco Birth Center and Friends of San Francisco Birth Center board. As a board member it is also my responsibility to work with the members to obtain grant recipients, attend fundraisers, and assist with fundraising.

Being a Doula and Childbirth Educator is more than providing professional expertise related to maternity. It is about providing expectant moms, their partners and family with a roadmap on how to lead a healthy and productive lifestyle throughout their pregnancy and postpartum experience.

I am a Doula, Childbirth Educator, Philanthropist, Motivational/Public Speaker and Social Media Influencer.

hey,
need a doula
or childbirth educator?

Bare With Me: A Mother-Daughter Doula Duo provides support to the birthing mama which includes techniques that are rooted in proven methods that include but are not limited to: The Cornerstone Doula Training Method for birth planning, breathing techniques for laboring and birthing, pain management for labor and birthing, aroma treatments for laboring and birthing, and recovery techniques for postpartum.

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