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Tia Murray, BS, CLC

Birth Wise Doula Services

Website: http://www.birthwisedoulaservices.com

Phone: 608-334-1826

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Fee Details: 50% retainer fee due at time of hire, remaining balance due by 36 weeks. **Fee includes 2 comprehensive and holistic prenatal visits, continuous labor support until you meet your baby, one comprehensive Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO) Session, and 1 postpartum visit in your home or place of birth, and continuous on- call services via email, phone and text, throughout pregnancy. Additional prenatal/postpartum service packages available. Postpartum meal preparation packages also available.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 7 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 24 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

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

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (The Center for Breastfeeding)
  • Trained Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion (milkmob.org), personal breastfeeding experience

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Certificate in Infant, Early Childhood & Family Mental Health, Provisional Certification in Newborn Behavioral Observations System (NBO), Professionally trained in the National Diabetes Education Program, Power to Prevent and as such, I have specialized knowledge and education in Managing Gestational Diabetes, and diabetes prevention and control.

College Education

  • AA/AS
  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Domestic Violence
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Therapist or counselor

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

My volunteer and advocacy work consist of working with local birth workers and agencies, to implement a community-based doula program to enhance the childbearing experience for all women. I strongly believe that it is crucial to provide culturally competent and inclusive access to prenatal, birth and postpartum services for ALL women. I am a member of the African American Health Network (AAHN), and I am working in collaboration with AAHN on a diabetes and obesity prevention program for local residents. Additionally I have a degree in Community and Environmental Sociology and I have worked with families and children in several capacities. I am also a Fellow in the UW's Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Graduate Capstone Certificate program. Coming soon: Series of community oriented, educational sessions for expecting parents, families, and support persons. In this series, topics such as diabetes prevention/management & Gestational Diabetes, breastfeeding education & support, parenting skills, healthy eating, infant & early childhood development, early parent-child relationships, Newborn Behavioral Observation Systems, and many more will be discussed and explored. Please contact me for more details at birthwisewi@gmail.com or 608-334-1826.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Columbus, WI
Travel Range: 50 Miles

Client Testimonials for Tia Murray, BS, CLC

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Kylie Herrera

I cannot adequately express how grateful my family is to Tia for all she did for us before, during, and after birth. She is knowledgeable, realistic, patient, nonjudgmental, and kind. She gave us so much information and consultation leading up to birth and was a rock for us during the whole process. She was always careful to not step on toes with the nurses and OBs with whom we worked, but she gave us all the support we needed to get the birth we wanted and to ensure a happy and healthy baby and mom. Tia is the kind of person that makes you feel like she always has time for you and effortlessly guides you through tough decision-making in a way that alleviates stress and anxiety. I highly, highly recommend her for any doula services.

Posted 3/9/2017

Birth Availability for Tia Murray, BS, CLC

= Available. Calendar last updated: 7/10/2018 2:01:55 PM

Postpartum Availability for Tia Murray, BS, CLC

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