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Tamara was a wonderful doula! We had the pleasure of having her support us throughout the pregnancy, labor & delivery, and postpartum. During the pregnancy, she helped us build our birthing plan, research treatments for my diagnosis of gestational diabetes, and prepare and transition into a family of 5.

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Birth Doula. Birth Companion. Birth Coach.  All are various descriptions that are commonly used to describe a doula.   The word doula is a Greek word meaning “woman's servant.” Women have been serving others in childbirth for centuries and have proven that support from women has a positive impact on labor.  Find out how doula can help you achieve a natural childbirth.  

Tamara holding certificate

A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to attending a Spinning Babies Workshop.   The class took place over a weekend and was filled with moms to be, doulas, midwives and chiropractors.  All of there to learn morea bout how to help Mama and baby achieve the gentlest, most natural birth possible.

Over the course of the month, I have been applying The 5 Love Languages written by Gary Chaplain to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.  This week, I am covering how you can apply these principles during childbirth.

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Tamara is the absolute best Doula to hire! We were referred to her by a friend who had delivered with her, but I had no idea the extent of love she would graciously share with us on our birth day.

Our little one decided to arrive 4 weeks early. Tamara stayed with us every step of the way. Communicating during early labor and joining us at the hospital in the middle of the night when active labor started.

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Have you thought about taking a childbirth class?  Wonder if its worth your time and money?  Think it will be boring or that you wouldnt learn anything?   

Think about taking a class with Stork Helpers.  We offer a variety of classes to choose from depending on your needs.

Tamara holding baby with couple

One of the common questions I hear from couples when thinking about a douls is whether Dad will be left out.  That if I am there supporting mom, dad will be pushed back to the side. However, that couldn't be further from the truth.  Doulas are for dads just as they are for mom. Doula’s do not replace any person in your family, doulas are a member of your support team. Read on to learn how doula's and dads work together.

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Being pregnant with your second (or seventh) is different from your first.  While you are busy getting things ready for the families newest member, you are busy tending to the needs of your children outside the womb. Whether it's homework assignments, team sports or bedtime stories and diapers, there is a lot going on.  Help prepare your child for their new sibling.

Tamara smiling with couple and baby in hospital

Birth Doula. Birth Companion. Birth Coach.  All are various descriptions that are commonly used to describe a doula.   The word doula is a Greek word meaning “woman's servant.” Women have been serving others in childbirth for centuries and have proven that support from women has a positive impact on labor. Find out why a doula is a key person to have in your delivery room.

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Often times, women laboring in the hospital spend a good portion of their time in bed.   Not all women know they have options on how they labor.  In may situations, laboring in bed will prolong labor.   Find out how to help ease your labor along. 

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