Monday, November 29, 2010

Making families happy about their birth experience is my goal. I listen to your hopes and desires about the type of birth experience you desire. On my last birth experience, the mom had her desires set in place and was open to the idea that an epidural could help her and she may use it, but hoped to go natural (without any interventions). She did an awesome job and got to 8cm, but then asked for an epidural. She said she felt like a wimp and felt guilty that she resorted to the epidural. I told her that my job was not to make her feel that she could not choose a pain reliever. Because I am a doula, many feel that I only support moms who want to go all-natural. That is not the case by any means! I told this mom that I would support any decision she chose and walk her through the benefits and risks, but that her decision was for her best interest and I would support her with whatever she chose. Congratulations Holly! You did wonderful. Look at that family! It was a great birth experience and I was happy to comfort mom the whole way through.-Tina

Monday, July 12, 2010

I have a new website up and I am excited to present a $50 discount to the next person who signs up to have my doula services or $25 off any of my other courses or services. Please visit for more information about my services and contact me soon to qualify for this discount. **You must mention this promotion.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

You can help mom by attending childbirth classes with her, researching names, creating birth plans together, and being supportive during delivery. If you are unsure about how to support mom, I recommend reading "The Birth Partner" by Penny Simkin. Also, it is okay to ask for help. A doula can help you make mom feel comfortable before, during, and after the birth of your baby. She doesn't take your place, but helps you to help mom get thru this journey. It is much easier when the whole burden isn't on you. Doulas are team-players and offer many great tips and solutions to comfort mom.
I also offer a 2 hour "Dad Prep" class for any dad-to-be. Whether you are having a doula or not, I can teach you how to be a supurb birth partner. "Dad Prep" course does require mom to be there. You will learn: comfort techniques, massage, communication, and how to ultimately help bring in your bundle.
As a doula and childbirth educator, I am available for questions. Please visit my website for more information.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

NEW Breastfeeding Support Group!

Are you breastfeeding and looking for support other mothers to connect with? This group will meet for coffee with babes-in-armes to talk about breastfeeding concerns and challenges. You will be encouraged and supported in your breastfeeding journey. This will be hosted by certified doula Tina Black, a former breastfeeding mom.

Any breastfeeding mom is welcome!

Meeting is April 17th at 9am. Location: Intermission Cafe 3187 Oceanbeach Hwy. Longview.

Visit for more information.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I am hosting another "Ask a doula" workshop March 30th 1:30 and 6pm. Anyone is welcome!

If you may be interested in having doula support or learning more about how a doula can help, please join this (FREE) workshop. More information is available on my website