Child Passenger Safety Technician
Tara felt called to become a Birth Servant after the birth of her first child while unprepared and uninformed left her looking back and thinking, "What if? What if I had known then what I know now?" She knows that while we cannot control birth, thorough preparation and a knowledgeable support team can take what could have been a disappointing experience and make it an empowering and cherished memory.
Tara is in awe of God's amazing creation that is the human body and is a life-long student of all things related to health, wellness and reproduction. She desires to give parents the tools for collecting and processing information and so enable them to make educated choices for their family. Having personally given birth through both Cesarean section and VBAC (vaginal birth after a cesarean) she is passionate about helping women achieve their optimal birth experience regardless of the mode of delivery.
Tara is blessed to be the wife of Christian as well as mother and educator of their three amazing children. When not studying for (yet another) certification she enjoys raising chickens and rabbits on their suburban homestead, serving at Stony Hill Baptist Church and sewing custom cloth diapers.
Tara has completed Birth Doula training through DONA International, holds Child Passenger Safety Technician certification with Safe Kids Worldwide, and is in the final stages of her supervised practicum with SymptoPro Fertility Education.
"Tara is a very good communicator and teacher and we learned a lot about my fertility and how to chart it. I had previously read a book on fertility charting but there was no substitute for being able to interact with Tara and ask questions."
"I have been working with Tara to learn sympto-thermal family planning and cannot sing her praises high enough! Her knowledge base is extensive, she is such a warm and lovely person, she is super easy to get ahold of, and is totally judgement free."
“Tara was wonderful. She is so dedicated! I had a very long labor and she stayed through the night with me before we were able to go to the hospital, getting up even every 4 minutes to help me through each contraction. She helped put my husband at ease so that he could be confident and supportive, and it was really great when we were finally able to go to the hospital, she was a really effective liaison when family started arriving at the hospital before the birth. We didn't have to worry about trying to keep everyone updated, we could just focus on the delivery and not stress about everyone in the waiting room. If you need a doula I highly recommend Tara White!"