After taking a precious mothering hiatus, I am now ready to step back into the birth world. My focus in the meantime has changed I bit. I now wish to focus my energy, attention and massaging hands on serving clients as an Intrapartum(Birth) and Postpartum Doula.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you are looking for home or hospital doula care and live in the NRV area. I limit my intrapartum doula client numbers to two a month to ensure that each mother gets the care she needs, and to do my best to avoid labors occurring in the same time period (it does happen!). Although I am a midwife, I do not provide medical care or diagnosis in the doula role. Instead, I supplement the medical care you receive from your primary provider-whether he/she is a Physician, Nurse Midwife or Home Birth Midwife. I specialize in providing lots of information, good listening, birth plan preparation, childbirth preparation, massage, aromatherapy, family bonding opportunities, comfort measures, VBAC support, diplomacy with medical providers and holistic postpartum care.
Please peruse my website if you are interested in my services. You will see how my training as a midwife helps me support laboring mothers, body, mind and spirit. Of interest, although I trained in a busy birth center and planned for a homebirth, I gave birth in the hospital when my son came at 35.5 weeks. Due to suspected prematurity, homebirth was decided to be too risky. I had a good experience birthing my son and plenty of support. I recognize in the core of my being that a mother that feels empowered, loved, seen, and safe as she births, will walk away from her birth strengthened. My job as a labor attendant is to facilitate the environment and human connect that a mama needs for her own unfolding, whether she chooses to birth at home or in the hospital, and especially in the case of unforeseen changes!
Birth and parenthood can take many forms: I honor each family in their uniqueness during this sacred transition of bringing new life into the world.
Please contact me if you would like to meet for a free interview, in which we can discuss your desires and feelings about your upcoming birth and what I can offer you as your doula.
Tara Daystar, CPM