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Tamara Buck

Hip Earth Mama Birth Services

Phone: 562-754-3262

Birth Fee: $1000 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $10 to $35

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 45 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 15 families served

Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), October 2013
  • ProDoula, August 2014
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 5 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Assisted and unassisted

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • La Leche League Peer Couselor

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Languages spoken: english

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Long Beach, CA
Travel Range: 30 Miles

Client Testimonials for Tamara Buck

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Tiffany Carmona

My family and I are so grateful we were able to have Tamara be apart of our first birthing experience. We were told by the original Doula we hired that in "very rare cases" a backup Doula may be sent to our birth if an emergency occured. Thinking it would never happen to us... It did! For whatever reason the original Doula could not be there. The stars and the moon must have been aligned because we had the pleasure of having Tamara. We met her as we were walking in to our hospital room, 5 centimeters dilated and feeling confused about what was about to happen. Tamara introduced herself, grabbed my hand and took the long 15hr or so ride with me. She talked me through every contraction, walked with me, laughed with me and understood I was scared, anxious and excited all at the same time. She was right there with me every step of the way and didn't complain when I would accidentally squeeze her hand too tight. She was so encouraging, compassionate and giving during the labor process. I feel like I could not have had the type of birth I wanted without her. I wanted an unmedicated birth and she was right there with me reminding me that I could do it and to breathe... sometimes I would forget, so it was nice to be reminded. Tamara is truly amazing and I am glad the universe picked her to be our birthing angel.

I can't say enough about her and the kindness she showed to me and my family. I know that if I were able to be blessed with another child I would want her by my side. 

Tamara, thank you so much! I really feel like you were placed in our path for a reason. You were such a ray of light when I needed it the most. I never thought I would be a mom and you made the birthing experience beautiful for me. I hope my son absorbed some of your amazing energy and compassion as he entered the world. Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart. 

The Carmona Family

Posted 3/31/2015

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Rachel Braco

Having a doula for my birth, specifically Tamara Buck, was the best money I've ever spent in my life! She helped me face my worst fears about giving birth head on before going into labor and her experience with many other births put me at ease. Tamara stayed with us through the whole process and even came to our house when I was in the beginning stages of labor to help me naturally try to get my labor to progress. Having a doula, Tamara in particular, helped me have the confidence to keep pushing even after 41 hours of labor to achieve my goal of giving birth vaginally and AVOIDING a c-section! She supported everyone not just me, but my wife and my mother who were also with me through the entire birthing process. Anyone who is pregnant or plans to get pregnant should consider using a doula. After our fantastic experience I HIGHLY recommend Tamara Buck! Also I feel it's pertinent to note that Tamara is not only LGBTQ friendly but has experience working with LGBTQ couples which we found useful as a lesbian couple. 

Posted 3/28/2015

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Erin Martinelli

Tamara is a wonderfully nurturing and supportive doula. She helped me make the best of a very long and challenging labor. She provided friendship and guidance before, during, and after the birth of our baby. I highly recommend Tamara as a doula! 

Posted 12/10/2014

Birth Availability for Tamara Buck

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