Testimonial for Tara Reid

I recommend Tara wholeheartedly.  I'll break it down:

First birth: no doula; tremendous anxiety and fear during birth, and an epidural at 4.5 cm. 

Second birth: Tara as my doula, my husband and I were calm and upbeat, and I experienced the totally drug-free birth of a 9 and a half pound baby!

I had my first baby without a doula and felt very anxious and fearful in the hospital, which I think led to my epidural.  For my second pregnancy I wanted a more natural, peaceful birth. My midwives were great but I wanted someone at our side the whole time for when the going got tough.  In the pre-birth meetings, Tara really listened and remembered the things that I told her.  She was positive, upbeat and enthusiastic about my growing family.  She's a very likable person and we enjoyed talking and meeting with her.  At 41 1/2 weeks I was induced due to low fluid; I was really disappointed but Tara talked me through all the options and emotions. When I was in early labor she kept me cheerful and relaxed with massage and her sunny disposition.  Later, when things got going in earnest, I was amazed at how raw my emotions were and I truly felt that without both Tara and my husband close by, I would have lost it.  Tara and my husband guided me with the pain management techniques we had practiced , which was a lifesaver!   She also offered reassurance that I was progressing well and everything was normal and healthy.  At the very end of labor, we had a few scary moments, and in all honesty I looked at Tara's face for a gauge on the severity of the situation.  Since she knew what wavelength I was on, I trusted her to help me understand and process the path my labor was taking.  My healthy (and huge) baby girl was born totally naturally and I credit Tara with helping me with that wonderful achievement.

-Rose Anselmo

April 19, 2011

a photo from Tara  Reid

Tara Reid

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Birth Fee: $2400

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $60

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Birth Fee: $2400

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $60

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Updated 4/17/2024

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