Birth and Postpartum Services and Support
For over 20 years Tamra has guided families through childbirth and the postpartum period. Tamra began helping families as a labor and delivery nurse at Denver Health, where she supported the underserved community of the Denver metro area. After moving back to Boulder in the early 2000’s, she began work in Boulder Community Hospital’s Labor and Delivery department where she worked as a registered nurse for over sixteen years helping thousands of families have the healthy deliveries they envisioned, and applying her skills to advise breastfeeding mothers. Tamra also worked in Boulder Community Hospital’s postpartum department, where she gained thousands of hours of experience serving families after the birth of a new child.
Prior to her career as a nurse, Tamra attended The Colorado Institute of Massage, Her profession was a certified massage therapist for over 10 years. She focused on sports massage and had many professional athletes as clients. After becoming a nurse, she integrated her massage experience to better serve the needs of families in the birth setting.
With this setting being life’s passion, and her advanced set of skills, Tamra can provide expert guidance from the beginning of pregnancy well into your postpartum period, with the ability to care for everyone in the family. She has the expertise to prepare you for breastfeeding, birth, and postpartum needs, support your physical and emotional wellbeing with massage during pregnancy. This permits her to develop a unique, enduring relationship with her clients and allows her to gain a deep knowledge of you and your family’s needs, so that this special time is as joyful as possible for the entire family, because continuity of care is so important.
Tamra’s experience with every type of pregnancy and birth scenario is rich and one that her clients will benefit from. Her offerings include help with massage, birth, post partum care, sibling transition, loss, lactation, and help with sleep for the whole family before and after delivery.
Tamra has lived in Boulder for 35 years and still loves to experience all the unique things Colorado has to offer. She loves to run, hike, see live bluegrass concerts, and camp with her two teenagers, her husband and her Portuguese Waterdog, Mateo.
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-I can go to a care provider appointment with you if you desire.
- We can do prenatal massage together to help ready your body for labor. This is a separate charge.
I will also suggest other bodywork to get your pelvis ready for birthing.
-Photos during pregnancy, labor, and some at my final visit to close the circle as your birth doula. These are a gift, not professional photographs.
-A review of your birth education classes that you have taken, and review of what you will need to support you in the 4th trimester.
-I will be available by text, phone, or email, to answer any questions you and your partner my have. We will be in close contact 2 weeks prior to your due date, so you’re feeling the support you need, and to help me to be ready to be with you when your labor begins.
-I will be with you from the time you have active labor until after delivery, or from the beginning of your cesarean, until after you deliver.
-One meeting postpartum at your home to make sure you are set up for success in the last trimester. During that meeting I will bring you and your partner a nourishing meal from an organic farm to table restaurant.
Gentle Preparation for Birth in your home
During this massage we will also relax the mind and body, but also introduce some techniques that can be done weekly or monthly to help soften, and relax your pelvis.
GETTING READY FOR BABY
Let Me Help You Be Ready To Bring Your Baby Home
For this package, I will get your house ready for baby. I will make sure you are ready to go with everything you need the minute you get home from the hospital. Everything for baby, mom, and dad. The freezer will be packed; rooms readied with cleaned clothes, and baby bottles washed. I will walk you through everything prior to giving birth. No running to the store 5 times a day for the next week for everything you never knew you needed. This includes unlimited texting me for the first 24 hours to give you all the support you need. You’ll have many questions during the first 24 hours your home alone, and it’s reassuring to know you have help if you need it.
Informative, Supportive and Compassionate
Get extra personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. As a Doula, I promise to offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and offer anything needed.
I’m here to share 20 years worth of knowledge in just this area. From healing your body, to lactation support, to making sure your new baby is on task with feedings. I’m here to support you and your family so you can support your newborn.
Overnight support available.
Education and Support
We can facetime if that’s appropriate for your concern, or I will come to your house to help you trouble shoot this very dynamic process.
POSTPARTUM RECOVERY PACKAGE
You Earned This!
In your home we will do a 1 hour massage to help you heal and recover, next you soak and relax in an Epsom salt bath with essential oil to aid in your relaxation, while enjoying a special herbal tea to help you heal from the inside also. When you finish your bath, you can go to bed to sleep while I tidy up the house, do laundry, empty the dishwasher, walk the dog, and watch the baby…whatever helps you relax.
SWEDISH OR SPORTS MASSAGE
I’ll come to your house to make this well deserved treat as relaxing as possible for you and your partner. This is pure relaxing bliss to help your mind unwind and your body let go. If you choose a sports massage we will do some deeper and more specific work with stretching. I also do a combo of these techniques to meet your needs.
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