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Tamara Cleaver - Doula & Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

North Saanich, BC Service range 20 miles Nurturing folks through pregnancy, birth and new parenthood since 2012.

https://bio.site/tamarathedoula

Birth Fee

$1500

Postpartum Rate

$35

Indigenous/Aboriginal Doula

Availability Remarks: I am listed on the Doulas For Aboriginal Families Grant Program. Folks who are eligible may receive up to $1200 of funding through the DAFGP towards my services.

Birth Fee

$1500

Postpartum Rate

$35


Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:


Birth Doula Experience

12 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

12 years


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, March 2012
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, June 2012

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Overnight postpartum support is not available at this time.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


Special Services Offered

  • Childbirth education services
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Sleep support consulting
  • Therapeutic bodywork

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am an Indigenous Doula , providing birth & postpartum support through the Doulas For Aboriginal Families Grant Program . Folks who are eligible may receive up to $1200 of funding through the DAFGP towards my services . I have been an active member of Doulas Of Victoria since 2012 . As a Yoga Teacher, I have collaborated with the First Nation Health Authority , the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour , The Cridge Centre for the Family , and Victoria Mental Health - to share trauma informed yoga with harm reduction conferences , recovery support groups , women's wellness circles and at various community gatherings .

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

YOGA AT HOME : As a registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist in training , I offer "Yoga At Home" classes . These private , in-person sessions are based on an intake form , and are crafted to your individual needs and goals . Nourishing Yoga just for you , based on what your whole self needs - body , heart , mind & spirit . I am a Trauma Informed support provider , using the tools of yoga for empowering folks through their unique healing journeys . Some things I can help with include : birth preparation and postnatal healing , pelvic floor health , recovering from an injury or surgery , mental & emotional wellbeing , nervous system resilience , and sleep support . If you are curious and want to learn more , please feel welcome to contact me for more information.

Service Area

North Saanich, BC Service range 20 miles Nurturing folks through pregnancy, birth and new parenthood since 2012.

Certifications for Tamara Cleaver - Doula & Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

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Client Testimonials for Tamara Cleaver - Doula & Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

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Holly Rohani

10/19/2017

Tamara was my post partum doula for 5 months. She helped me tremendously as a first time mother, and was amazing with my newborn son. She's patient, kind, compassionate and respectful, and it was clear my son loved spending time with her! She helped with breastfeeding as I was having trouble, and even created a detailed list of breastfeeding articles and infortmation, it was extremely thoughful. It was a joy for us to have her as our doula, and I cannot recommend her enough.

Johanne Wyatt

7/28/2015

I am happy to write a review for postpartum Doula extraordinaire, Tamara Cleaver.  Being first time parents, my husband and I quickly became overwhelmed when our newborn daughter started having terrible digestion issues and therefore was constantly uncomfortable, resulting in intense and lengthy bouts of scream crying.  It was traumatic to see our little one in so much discomfort and very difficult for us to handle due to the stress and lack of sleep.  After the first 6 weeks of trying to manage on our own, we called on Tamara's postpartum services based on a referral from our birth Doula.

From the moment we met, Tamara's calm and kind nature was apparent and appreciated.  Her many years of experience helped guide us through one of most difficult times of our lives.  She spent a number of hours one on one with me and my daughter, offering support, knowledge and understanding.  In addition to our time spent together, she would follow up on questions by email, phone or text, always willing to be available in a time of need.

Over the next few months our daugther's crying and irritability was not improving and I called upon her once again for advice. It was at this time, based on her experienced observation that she forwarded contact details for professional services to help diagnose our daughter's condition.  Without a doubt, we would still be stuck if she hadn't taken the extra time to search out options for us and we are greatful for her dedication to helping our difficult situation.  

It has been a pleasure getting to know her and having her as our postpartum Doula.  I would highly recommend Tamara to any family looking for an experienced Doula with a friendly ear and a loving heart.



Michelle M

6/25/2015

Tamara is my 'knight in shining armour'! She has helped fill the roles of mother, best friend and sister since my family live far away. She helps me feel more confident in my role as a new mom offering encouragement, words of wisdom and sometimes just a hug when I need it most. I'm so glad we were matched up, when I needed her most, she is flexible and understandin, exactly what you need when you navigate uncharted waters!

Natasha VanderVies

4/16/2015

Tamara was our postpartum doula for almost a year. I had a challenging delivery and experienced health problems without a lot of support. Tamara was truly a god send for me and my family. She is a knowledgable, kind-hearted, trustworthy, and caring doula. From the first meeting that we had together, I felt safe and cared for in her presence. Tamara was my doula from the time my daughter was 2 1/2 weeks old until she was 1 and my daughter always felt very comfortable and happy with her. I was able to get the rest and support that I needed. Not only did she spend time with my daugher and help with the house maintenance and meals so I could rest, she helped through breastfeeding challenges, provided emotional support, and helped me getting to and from appointments, as I do not drive. If you are looking for a doula who will truly care for you, advocate for you, and provide you with knowledge and support, then I highly recommend getting Tamara as a postpartum doula. Thank you so much Tamara for all of your TLC. We cherish you!

Birth Availability for Tamara Cleaver - Doula & Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

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Postpartum Availability for Tamara Cleaver - Doula & Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

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