Tara McDougal
Doula
Littleton, Colorado
2 years of experience
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About me

Hello my name is Tara and I am passionate about birth! I have been a nurse for 12 years but I have found so much joy and fulfillment in doula work because of the continuous presence for comfort, advocacy and support , that I can provide for my clients. I believe birth is miraculous and that women deserve to be celebrated, supported, and empowered as they experience birth. I also believe that birth is normal and that women are stronger than they think they are. I desire to help women trust in their bodies and the birth process.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2010)

Certification and training

Birth Doula Certification, DONA (2020)

Languages

English

Service introduction

I will meet with expectant mom and partner for two prenatal visits in their home or location of preference. During these visits, I will: discuss your desires for birth, create a birth plan, provide education about what to expect in labor and delivery (in order to normalize labor and reduce fears), and review evidence-based literature and practice positions to manage pain in labor. Outside of these visits, I will maintain open communication via phone, text, and email to support, encourage, educate and prepare you for your birth. In active labor and birth, I will provide continuous support, meet you at your home or your birth location with you, stay for one to two hours postpartum to advocate for “the golden hour” with your baby, and assist with breastfeeding. One week after your birth, I will provide a postpartum visit at your home to debrief your birth, assist with breastfeeding and newborn care, discuss recommended practices to promote healing and rest, and answer any additional questions you may have. Guided by InJoy Health Education, The Birth Service brings childbirth education to your home! A 3 hour class that is private, personalized, and convenient for you and your birth support team. This service is offered to all expectant mommas or in addition to our doula services. Virtual classes are available upon request.

Packages
Continuous Doula Support
Private 3 hour Childbirth Education course in your home, utilizing InJOY Birth Education packet. 2 Prenatal visits to get to know you, your partner and your birth preferences. Up to 24 hours of continuous labor support during active labor to the birth of your child. I will stay with you for an additional 1-2 hours to make sure you and your partner are settled and comfortable and to help initiate breast feeding, if that is your desire. 1 postnatal visit to go over postpartum care, newborn care and breastfeeding positions and challenges.
$1,200.00
USD Flat rate
12 Hour Doula Package
2 Prenatal visits to get to know you and your partner to learn your birth preferences. Up to 12 hours of labor support in active labor and 1-2 hours postpartum to make sure you and your partner are settled and comfortable and to help initiate breast feeding if that is your desire. 1 postpartum visit to review postpartum care, newborn care and breast feeding positions and challenges.
$900.00
USD Flat rate
Childbirth Education
Private in home birthing class catered to your needs. Guided by InJOY birth education packet I normalize the birthing process, remind you of your right to informed consent for any tests or procedures and review labor positions and comfort techniques. This class is fun, interactive and visual, to empower you to go into birth trained and educated!
$200.00
USD Flat rate
Frequently asked questions
What if you are sick and I go into labor?
Do you take separate payments?
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When do you become "on-call" for my birth in my pregnancy?