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About Tabitha

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In 1997, I first heard the term "doula". I excitedly enrolled in a training just a month later. And in late 1998, I completed the certification course. At the time, the doula role was primarily for labor and birth, with a suggestion for implementing postpartum care. At the time, training and certification in postpartum work was unheard of.

I happily attended births, and visited my clients during their postpartum periods. Soon, I realized I had a stronger desire to assist with postpartum. To paraphrase a sentiment one of my two-time clients used, "I know a doula in labor and delivery is important, but the REAL work starts when you get home! That's when a doula's help is really needed." (It should be noted I was her birth doula for her first child, and her postpartum doula for her second.)

Although I still work with birth clients, I shifted my primary focus to postpartum work in mid-2010's. I have helped a variety of families: single parents, unmarried parents, same sex parents, Cesarean recovery, surrogacy arrangements (for both the surrogate AND for the intended parents), adoptions, and many, many more!

 

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My Training
Certified Labor Doula

DONA International

International Doula Institute

Lifespan Doulas

Certified Breastfeeding Counselor

International Doula Institute

Trained Sleep Coach

Child Sleep Institute

Certified Postpartum Doula

DONA International

International Doula Institute

Lifespan Doulas

Trained Newborn Care Specialist

Newborn Care Solutions

Certified Newborn Sleep Specialist

Institute of Pediatric Sleep and Parenting

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“Thanks to Tabitha’s love, encouragement, and skills I had a truly amazing birth.”  Emelia S
“I would recommend Tabitha as a doula to anyone. She was a powerful and essential component in two of the most important, transforming days of my life.”   Peggy R.
We highly recommend Tab to other parents! She is professional and takes care of our baby. As first-time parents, Tab helped us to transition into this new role and be more confident. The value she brought to us was incredible. We have already started a contract for Tab to come back for our second baby. We really look forward to working with her again!  Min Z
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