It is hard to find adequate words to express our gratitude to Tamara, who was our birth and postpartum doula. From the moment we met her we were taken with her kind, nurturing, and calming demeanor. She was extremely attentive and patient as we discussed our birth wishes, and she had so much to contribute from her own experience. She was incredibly supportive leading up to the due date, regularly checking in with me and easing any worries and anxiety I had.
On the day of our birth she was nothing short of incredible. Both my husband and I have no idea how we possibly could have coped without her. During labor she provided amazing comfort measures, (at one point she stood behind me with the shower head aimed at my back for about 2 hours!!); including massage, essential oils, counter pressure, or just reassuring words; and when one measure was no longer helping she had something new to offer. At the same time she knew when to give me and my husband some space. My husband found the labor a lot more stressful than he had predicted and was so grateful for Tamara's incredible support and wisdom.
Her postpartum visits really helped me become a better parent. Tamara was crucial and supportive during the first couple weeks as we navigated being new parents. We ended up extending her contract for longer as the support she provided was invaluable. Tamara helped me handle the first few weeks by not only helping me relax and helping give me a break, but answered questions as I learned how to care for my newborn. She truly is nurturing, understanding, non-judgmental, and caring and we greatly appreciate the support she provided.
From the bottom of our hearts we are so incredibly grateful to Tamara and would not hesitate to recommend her. She was an essential part of my birth and postpartum experience, and if I have another baby there is no way I’m doing it without her by our side!
September 18, 2023