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Calgary Doula: Tamara White

Calgary Doula: Tamara White

Doula
Jul 9, 2018

TAMARA WHITE

CD(DONA), PYT

Calgary Doula: Team Elite Tamara White

Getting to know Tamara

I think one of the most monumental times in our life is the change of becoming a parent. Whether it's the first time or you've been through it a few times already. It's wonderful to have a warm, kind, caring and knowledgeable person there to help you navigate this journey.

I am a DONA International certified birth doula and a DONA International trained postpartum doula. I am also a yoga teacher and working towards completing my prenatal certification. I have recently moved back to Calgary with my incredible 4 year old after 14 years in south Florida. I've been loving the seasons and all the outdoor fun that comes with it. It's been such an enlightening experience getting to know various Calgary families through my work. I look forward to sharing this time with you!

A LITTLE Q & A

"What do you do at Elite Doula Group?"
I am a birth doula and a postpartum doula.

Where did you grow up?
I started in Edmonton then moved to Calgary to finish high school, college and worked a few years. I then spent 14 years in Ft Lauderdale! I moved back to Calgary last year. I am still on my learning and journey of growing up!

Who makes up your family?
Immediate is Julian and I. I moved back to Calgary to be closer to parents so they are a big part of it too.

Where will we find you on weekends?
Playing somewhere with my son. We love the playground, biking, hiking in the mountains, skiing, and are usually outside somewhere together!

Why do you do birth and/or postpartum work?
It is so rewarding to help families as they grow, no matter the capacity.

Favorite moment during birth?
When a baby is lifted up to mom’s chest for the first skin-to-skin contact.

Favorite moment postpartum?
That feeling of relief that comes from either mom, dad or baby—or all!

What is the most important thing in your life?
My son Julian.

Tell us something about you that might surprise us?
Hmmm...I changed the tire on Julian’s bike and felt like an independent powerful women!
I can stand on my head and do cartwheels.
I used to live in Florida, became a dive master and have done hundreds of scuba dives as well as free diving.

What’s your education and training?

DONA International Birth Doula Certification
DONA International Postpartum Doula Training
When Survivors Give Birth Training
ERYT 200 with Yoga Alliance, courses for PYT completed. Need a few more teaching hours to complete certification and register. ERYT is Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, whereas PYT is Prenatal Yoga Teacher.
Various modules of yoga therapy training.