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I can not imagine my the birth of my son without Tara by my and my wife's side. As a husband and father, there are three specific aspects of Tara's involvement in the birth of my son that I want to highlight. 1) Tara wanted my wife to have full autonomy in a great birth experience. Tara didn't have a prescription or plan she recommended we follow. She asked us what we wanted, how we envisioned different scenarios playing out, and how we'd react to changes along the way. She never tried to force her personal opinions or idea of the perfect birth on my wife. The best example of how Tara listened to and advocated for my wife is her support of my wife's change in decision to get an epidural. From the beginning, my wife wanted an unmedicated child birth, and the underlying goal of the birth plan my wife and Tara composed was to avoid unnecessary medical intervention. But after dilating a centimeter an hour for five hours, my wife decided she wanted an epidural. Tara never challenged, doubted, or second-guessed her; instead, Tara asked my wife and the physicians pointed questions, and when my wife confirmed the decision, Tara could not have been more supportive. After the epidural was placed, Tara worked my wife through different positions to ensure labor would progress. I believe my wife enjoyed the second-half of her labor and birthing process not only because of the epidural but because she knew she had my and Tara's unequivocal support. 2) Tara is extremely knowledgable as a doula and comfortable in her role along the other medical staff. She asked the nurses and other providers questions I wouldn't have thought of in ways that were non-confrontational. I am a surgical physician, and even with my professional knowledge of medicine in general and the birthing process, I leaned completely on Tara for her expertise. She knows many hospitals in the Washington, DC Metro Area well because she's visited the hospitals, met with nurses and midwives, and learned their individual culture and nuances. When we met Tara, my wife was planning to deliver at a different hospital. After learning my wife's vision for her birth process, Tara encouraged us to consider changing to another hospital she felt would better support that vision. 3) Tara perfectly walked the line of hired consultant and trustworthy friend. Our interactions were warm and friendly while also professional and courteous. Tara's visits were structured and centered on my wife, and she checked in over email up until the delivery, but she also did the little things that showed me she cared about us beyond the role of a client, like taking photos during and offering to get us food immediately after the delivery. In summary, I would unequivocally recommend Tara to a friend, and if my wife and I decide to have another child, I'd want no one else by my side.
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