Birth Fee: $1200
Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35
Fee Details: Free Consultation! Package includes 2 prenatal visits, on call 24/7 from time contract is signed, continuous labor support in home, hospital or birth center, immediate postpartum support to assist with breastfeeding, newborn care, etc. One on home postpartum visit. Photography included. Placenta Encapsulation, Sacred Postpartum, Belly Binding packages available. Calm Birth and Childbirth Education series available.
Birth Doula Experience: 12 years and 184 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 5 years and 4 families served
Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 postpartum familiesPostpartum limits/restrictions: All religions, or lack thereof, marital status, gender identification and sexual orientations are supported equally!
Long Island BirthNetwork ~ Former Chapter Leader SNAP Doula for Teens (via LIDA and NY State) CCD Mentor Doula - CCD Mentorship Program
Languages spoken: English
Tamrha is the reason I was able to follow my birth plan and have two wonderful birth experiences! With both of my boys I was induced (pitocin) at 42 weeks. I wasn't happy about being induced, but Tamrha was incredibly positive and gave me the support I needed to follow through with my plan to give birth without anesthesia (to two 10 lb. babies). And her support didn't come in the way that I thought. I thought I was hiring a doula to help me manage the physical discomfort, and while Tamrha is skilled at doing that—it turned out I preferred emotional support. I ended up being planted on a birth ball for almost all of my birthing time and I didn't want to be touched. All the while, Tamrha was scurrying around the room making sure it was perfect, answering all of my questions (I had A LOT), quietly talking with nurses when I didn't want to be disturbed, supporting my husband, and even capturing some memorable photos.
And while Tamrha knew it was my goal to go without an epidural, I could tell that she didn't pass judgement either way. When I started saying I wasn't sure if I could do it, Tamrha was an expert at redirecting me. She didn't echo my doubts, she simply acknowledged it and presented me with some helpful options, like switching positions or having the nurse check my progress. It was this expert approach that helped make each stage manageable and before I knew it I was holding my baby! Regardless of how you plan to birth, a doula is the best investment that you can make for your experience. Having Tamrha in the room as someone who was solely there to advocate for me, gave me the peace of mind I needed to feel safe and happy during two of the most important days of my life. Thank you, Tamrha!
I hired Tamrha as my doula at around 13weeks. I was a first time mom, living in a city where my partner and I are both transplants, and didn't have a great support or direction as it pertained to navigating the healthcare space. We were concerned with knowing what to expect or questions to ask. After our first consultation with Tamrha, my partner was convinced he wanted her to guide us on this journey. I am thankful for his quick intuition as she was truly a blessing to my pregnancy journey from the very beginning. Along my pregnancy Tamrha was an invaluable resource for preparing for appointments, helping me to understand all of the changes I was experiencing (what's normal and what's not?) she educated me to the extent I was able to ask questions of my provider and even change providers confidently when I felt my needs were not being met. Through the ups and downs of my pregnancy Tamrha was the constant and for that I was able to look back on my pregnancy with happiness. I labored for 40 hours and was confident enough in how I had been prepared for labor, that I sent Tamrha home in the middle of my labor. She returned, refreshed and my delivery team was complete for the arrival of my daughter, healthy and strong. I not only recieved pregnancy, labor and delivery support from Tamrha but she also helped me identify lactation support when I transistioned back to work and her post-partum visits helped me managed the bit of parinatal mood swings that occurred. Tamrha's talent for supporting women and helping them to advocate for themself is a gift. I tell everyone I wouldn't have a baby without her. She has not only become imprinted on my pregnancy journey but my family as well. Her services are well worth the price. There is no price that truly amounts to the piece of mind and support she provides.
Our experience with Tamrha was absolutely wonderful. We found her through a colleague and hired her when I was about 30 weeks pregnant. Though she lives more than an hour away from my home, Tamrha visited us several times here at our home and taught us a wonderful meditation called Calm Birth. She and I also stayed in close contact through phone, text and email toward the end of the pregnancy. On the morning than my water broke we spoke with her several times and finally decided that she should meet us at the hospital when we arrived. She stayed with us through the labor, delivery and for a few hours after the birth to help with breastfeeding and getting us packed up to move into the postpartum room. Tamrha's calm, wise presence was incredible during my long, hard labor and she never left my side. She worked wonderfully with my husband, my midwife and the Southampton Hospital staff. I think that without Tamrha's reassurances and help during contractions I would not have been able to stick to my birth plan and have an unmedicated vaginal birth. Our son's birth was everything we dreamed. Thank you Tamrha.
Tamrha was an excellent, excellent doula. She showed up at my house at 3 am, when a phone call from my planned original doula came that I had gone into labor the night she was scheduled to leave on her family vacation. As agreed, Tamrha came as the back-up, and walked into my house as I was going into transition. She knew right away what to do, and helped me figure out how to get in the car in the most comfortable way possible for my hour ride to the hospital in full-fledged final labor! She was very calm and knowledgeable. She helped me stay calm as I went through my final moments of labor, unmedicated and in a huge amount of pain! I decided to change my plan and ask for an epidural and Tamrha didn't pressure me either way, just talked to me calmly even though I didn't really care what anyone was saying to me at the time! I ended up being fully dilated and ready to push when I was examined so I did end up with my natural birth and having an experienced doula with me the entire time was an integral part of my having the birth I always wanted.
The pushing stage of my labor became a grueling marathon, and I don't know how I wouldn't have gotten through it without my support team of my mom, my husband, great midwives, and Tamrha. Everyone contributed in a different way - knowing that Tamhra had been at so many natural births gave me a lot of psychological support...I ended up looking to her for reassurance a lot, as someone educated in birth, and it helped tremendously when she told me it was okay, it was normal and natural for a birth to go the way mine was going (in other words, really really slowly!). I would absolutely, 100% recommend Tamrha to anyone for any type of birth, in any setting. She is experienced, passionate, knowledgeable and caring about women, babies and the birth process.
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