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madison wi birth doula

Tara Parish


Hi! I'm Tara, birth and postpartum doula, placenta encapsulation specialist, childbirth educator and student herbalist.


My journey into birth work began while teaching preschool. At the time, getting and staying pregnant, was a struggle I was navigating and the parents at the preschool started suggesting I look into midwifery care. That perhaps they would be able to help me with some solutions that the doctors I had already seen couldn't. Sure enough, I started care with the incredible midwives at Madison Birth Center and successfully carried my first son to term, and delivered him surrounded by the most amazing support team I could have ever asked for. This was the moment I knew that supporting women in labor was exactly what I was supposed to be doing.

I am a teacher at heart. I believe every family deserves to feel informed and empowered to make the decisions that are best for them. I have been a birth doula since I trained with DONA international in 2014. I have since added Placenta Encapsulation, Childbirth Education, Perinatal Sexuality Training and Postpartum Doula Services to the list. I am currently studying to become a certified herbalist and aromatherapist and am excited to add these services and knowledge to what I have to offer.

I live in Sun Prairie with my three boys, our dog Maggie, and my wonderfully supportive partner, Taylor. When not doula-ing you can find me hiking, reading, and formulating products for my small batch home and body products business, Shade Tree Naturals.

Specialties:  birth doulapostpartum doula. placenta encapsulation. childbirth education. doula mentorship.

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