Teen Mom Doula Support

teen mom doula

Tamara has been passionate about helping teenagers for many years as she knows the transition from child to adulthood is not an easy time.  Teens are often misunderstood as many expect them to act like adults without having had the experience that comes with being one.  Tamara has been actively volunteering with youth groups for the last 15 years across Cincinnati and Dayton being a mentor, friend and confident for hundreds of teens during this time.  

This phase in a teenager's life is difficult enough without adding the stress of becoming a parent.   Tamara’s goal is to help make life a little easier and give them the support they need during their pregnancy, labor and postpartum. 

Tamara is dedicated to supporting up to ten teen moms per year with free birth doula services so they may have the support they need through the life changing experiences that come with pregnancy and birth.  Tamara will provide all the same services that are included in her birth doula package.

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Whats Included:

 

  • 24/7 Support. Gain confidence & peace of mind throughout your pregnancy and up to 6 weeks postpartum. Call Tamara anytime day or night for a listening ear and guidance.

  • 2 private prenatal visits to review your expectations, answer questions or just sit and listen for a while to all that is going on - all while helping to prepare your family for the birth and life after bringing home baby!  Tamara will meet you at home or wherever is most convenient for you.  Tamara has never turned down a meeting request for Starbucks and will make any excuse to get her hands on a Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino.

  • Tamara will assist you in creating a customized birth plan that fits your family's needs.  Regardless if you are having a home birth or delivering at a hospital, going natural or having an epidural; you have choices.  Tamara is here to make sure you are aware of your options.

  • 1 FREE Childbirth Class: Tamara knows the importance of being prepared for the big day.   Included in your package is registration at any one of the childbirth classes offered at no additional charge.

  • Unlimited in person labor and birth support on the big day: Whether your labor is 1 hour or 35 hours; Tamara is there.  Tamara will stay until after you are in your recovery room which is generally 1-2 hours post birth even helping to bring your stuff from one room to another as you transition from a birth suite to a postpartum room.

  • 1 postpartum visit with you at your home to see how everyone is doing post birth.  This visit usually lasts an hour or longer based on what your needs are.  Tamara is here to help you with whatever you might need - hold the baby, let you take a brief nap or shower, help switch a load in the laundry or just sit and talk. Since Tamara never goes anywhere empty handed, she comes with a homecooked meal to give you the night off from cooking or having to order another meal from the drive thru.
  • Tamara understands how difficult the first few weeks and months of having a newborn can be.  You and your family are learning what is going to be the "new normal" for a while. That is what Tamara will call/text you each week for the first 8 weeks postpartum to check on you.  You can call/text her anytime as well, but she will follow up with you if she hasn't heard from you to make sure mama is being taken care of too!

 

Interested to learn more? 

Contact Tamara for more information to set up an appointment.  You can set up an in person meeting or phone conference via email, phone call or text message.

 

**free doula service for teen moms is subject to availability.**