Bloom Doula Services

Our Bloom Doulas are an integral part of your Modern Maternity Team and help create a clear path for you to enjoy an optimal pregnancy and a safe, satisfying birth experience. Visit Dr. Neetu K. Sodhi and our doulas at Bloom Obstetrics and Gynecology, serving women of Tarzana, CA, the San Fernando Valley, as well as the greater Los Angeles area.

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Bloom Doula Services

As designed, Bloom Doula Services by Wellborn creates a clear path for Bloom patients to enjoy an optimal pregnancy and a safe, satisfying, pleasurable birth experience.

Though pregnancy and birth are natural processes, they are ridden with risk. As an obstetrician specializing in high-risk pregnancies, Dr. Sodhi’s focus is mitigating those risks to ensure an optimal outcome for mother and baby. Despite the beauty and calm you experience at Bloom, hospitals are by necessity, sterile and harsh, contradicting your desire for a nurturing environment. While expectant parents seek medical care for good outcomes, they seek birth doulas to enhance the pregnancy and birth experience.

Emphasizing a whole-person approach to wellness, Dr. Sodhi sought out the most qualified doulas and integrated them into what we call your Modern Maternity Team. The novelty of your obstetrician and doula team working together in tandem ensures seamless care without conflict.

What is a Doula?

A doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother & her partner during pregnancy labor and beyond. The doula’s purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience.

Meet Our Doulas


Bahia Shortlidge is a trained DONA Birth doula, a certified massage therapist and a yoga instructor. She brings her knowledge of anatomy, compassionate heart & touch to all her clients’ births.


Rebecca Benenati is a DONA international trained doula and to date has attended 100+ births. She is also a seasoned yoga teacher and massage therapist, studying techniques from both home, LA, and China.


Dev Larks is a registered nurse with a Masters in Nursing from UCLA, a licensed public health nurse by the state of California, and a DONA international trained doula. As a mother of two, and a DONA doula, she has honed her passion for empowering new and seasoned moms during birth and beyond.

Patient Testimony

Tammy Baio

“I started seeing Dr. Sodhi in my first trimester, and she delivered our baby boy just under 2 months ago. I was originally very afraid and skeptical of a hospital birth due to some prior traumatic hospital experiences, as well as really wanting to have a natural birth with as little interventions as possible.

As a first time mom, that did IVF, as well as being over age 40, Dr. Sodhi made every extra effort to talk it all through with me, to make sure I delivered a healthy baby and had a smooth delivery. She really worked with me, and it really couldn’t have gone any better! Her and the team at Tarzana hospital, as well as our incredible Doula Bahia Shortlidge (also from Dr. Sodhi’s office), helped us have the smoothest, most beautiful and moving birth experience we could have ever hoped for.

It was beyond our expectations and we couldn’t have been happier!! Her and everyone at her office are so professional and caring. They always go the extra mile which means everything to us. Dr. Sodhi is so amazing at what she does. She takes the time to really talk with you, asks all the right questions, and really gets to know you. You couldn’t ask for anything more!! If you want an OBGYN who truly and genuinely cares about your well being, and loves what she does, this is the doctor for you. We are so grateful and blessed to have had her deliver our healthy & happy baby boy!!”

– Tammy B. 11/19/2018