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Tamrha Richardson

Circle City Doulas - Owner/Director

Website: http://www.circlecitydoulas.com

Phone: 317.992.0432

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

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Childbirth International, August 2007
Type of Practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: All religions, or lack thereof, marital status, gender identification and sexual orientations are supported equally!
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Former Homebirth Midwifery Assistant for at least 80 births

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Childbirth International
  • Calm Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Homebirth practice breastfeeding educator

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Sacred Postpartum Certified Mother Roaster
  • Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Sacred Belly Binding

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Long Island BirthNetwork ~ Former Chapter Leader SNAP Doula for Teens (via LIDA and NY State) CCD Mentor Doula - CCD Mentorship Program

Languages spoken: English

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Christina A.

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.

Posted 2/18/2019

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Liza Tremblay

 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.

Posted 1/25/2011

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Jacqueline Sweet

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.

Posted 11/22/2010

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