Birth Doula

"Tara, your guidance and support was invaluable. We couldn't have done it without you. Your wealth of knowledge and experience is incredible and inspiring.  Thank you." Jackie

Doula & Birth Education

"The process of birth can be very simple if we avoid disturbing it."  Sarah Buckley

I have been a Doula for almost 20 years and have supported well over 1000 women and their families through their pregnancies, births and motherhood journeys.  I have done this through yoga, healing, mentoring, community events and of course, as a Doula.

 

I use a combination of yoga practices, breathing, meditation, coaching and energy healing to help you to:

  • tune into your body, your intuition and your baby

  • understand what you can do to have the safest and easiest birth

  • give you confidence in making informed decisions

  • help your birth team know how to best support you in labour

  • help reduce risks and optimise the baby's position in order to reduce unnecessary interventions 

"...one cannot actively help a woman to give birth. The goal is to avoid disturbing her unnecessarily." Michele Odent, Obstetrician

As your Doula, I will help you:

  • Learn breathing, relaxation and positions for labour

  • Support the birthing techniques you have chosen (hypnobirthing, calmbirth, active birth etc.)

  • Provide research and information to help you make informed choices

  • Prescribe yoga, breathing and other techniques to help your body do what it is naturally designed to do

  • Guide you so that you protect your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles for a strong physical recovery

  • Help you connect to your body and baby for successful bonding, breastfeeding and understanding your baby's needs, as well as your own

  • Answer your partner/birthsupport questions by listening to their concerns, answering their questions and informing them about how they can best support you in labour and beyond.

 

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"With each birth, there is an opportunity for women to experience the exhilarating energy of creation and the magic of the deep feminine. As your Doula, I will be your guiding light offering you strength, kindness and confidence, helping you to navigate the safest and easiest birth for you and your baby."

Download free ​7 Secrets to Childbirth guide here.

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Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth & Recovery.

Tara has specialised in yoga for women for over 15 years.  Combine this with almost 20 years as a Doula and Birth Educator and having had 6 children herself, Tara brings a wealth of experience, non-judgement and always a bit of a laugh thrown in for good measure.

"Tara's approach is friendly, caring, easy to implement into a busy lifestyle, simple and effective.  I couldn't recommend anyone more highly."   Mel.