Get To Know Tara
From my earliest childhood memories, I have been “mothering”. From baby dolls to younger siblings, it just came natural to me and I loved everything about it! Believe it or not, I started babysitting for other people’s children when I was just 9 years old! Not sure if that was even legal!
In many ways, I was a doula before I even knew what a doula was. It's just part of who I am. My love for people, my desire to care for and nurture others, to support others in difficult circumstances and to be open and vulnerable myself, are all things that help me be an effective doula.
I have been married for 35 years to someone who brings out the best in me. We love traveling, watching movies and eating good food with each other. Together we have had 5 wonderful children and currently have 10 beautiful grandchildren! Family is everything to me; so helping others in their own family journey is something that brings great joy and fulfillment in my life.
I am also passionate about health, nutrition and will always be an advocate for consistent exercise (and a good dessert).
My Volunteer Work
Giving years of volunteer service has led me to my passion for being a Doula. Here are a few areas I've served in:
Working with children and adults who are in the special needs community, providing a host of different services. I was specifically able to head up a new program here in Arizona that has now grown extensively and serves hundreds of families every year.
Teaching English and life skills to refugee families as part of the Somalian Refugee Center in Phoenix.
Hospital volunteer work in several hospitals and care centers in Utah.
Providing hands-on care to many in the geriatric community.
I feel so blessed in my life and want to give back as much as possible. My hope is to be able to give doula support to women and families who are less fortunate and would not otherwise have the opportunity for this type of support in their childbirth journey.
I maintain positivity, empathy, privacy, and safety throughout the whole process.
I am validating and nurturing to each of my clients and their spouses.
I empower and support their decisions and emotions regardless of my personal beliefs.
The only way I can describe having Tara as a doula is heaven sent. I reached out to her at the end of my pregnancy the night before Christmas Eve and she responded promptly and we were able to meet the next day. She immediately made me feel at ease and confident that she would help to make my birthing experience go as well as possible.
Mrs. Tanner, 2.16.21
I was grateful for her ability to work seemlessly with my midwife and husband to help create the birth environment that I was hoping for. Tara cares deeply about her patients, their babies, and goes above and beyond to take care of every need. I would highly recommend her to every expectant mama!