For new parents there are so many new and strange challenges, that all the preparing in the world may leave them feeling that they didn't do enough to prepare for their new bundle of joy.
Many parents aren't aware of what constitutes normal newborn growth and development, and normal recovery for the mother. In the middle of all that new awareness, the factor of little to no sleep makes it difficult to feel confident in tending to all the details in the beginning.
The time frame of the first 4 months is so small and yet it is so important to not miss the sweetness and happiness and joy that this sweet fresh baby brings to their lives. My role in this 4th trimester of pregnancy is to provide new parents with education, non-judgemental support and companionship.
I feel that mothering the mother enables her to recover from pregnancy to birth and focus her energy on bonding with her new baby. Helping manage the surroundings gives her and the family breathing room to adjust to a new member of the family that needs a LOT of attention.
I have had a natural affinity for babies since childhood. I was a sought after, favorite babysitter as a young teenager. Calming a new baby was second nature to me.
As a mother of 4 and 'young' grandmother of 11, I am enjoying a career of being able to help new parents have a happier and
more confident beginning with their newborn.
I have had a variety of careers. I received a B.S. in design and worked as a Kitchen and Bath designer for 20+years. I achieved a Masters Program certificate in Textile and Pattern and developed a creative paper cake topper business after graduating. I definitely love creativity but love this new career of doing something that I dearly love. Babies!
I am also known as a healthnut. I have always felt that there is a strong connection of our emotional/physical whole being and what we put in our bodies. So I pay attention to all things health and wellness and advocate clean eating. Which makes me naturally bright and happy and on top of what's important! Which for you as a prospective client is great, to have a healthy doula taking care of you and your llittle one.
Postpartum Doula trained
Dona International Training 2018. Working towards certification.
Newborn Care Solutions Foundation Class Graduate
BLS Adult & Pediatric trained
American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certified.
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“Tamra was so wonderful with my newborn and made me feel at ease. She is very sweet and reliable. My son and I both enjoyed the time we spent with her!” Allison G.
"She was extremely professional in her demeanor and we were 100% confident in not only her love of babies and abilities to calm them, but also her care in staying safe. It's worth the investment to bring her in - as she gave us invaluable peace of mind."