Birthing Gently was established in 2002 by Tara Poulin / Founder, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA) as a solo practice. Since then Birthing Gently has grown into a multi-doula practice specializing in high risk deliveries. Our original Doula practice was established in Boston, MA and has expanded into Southern NH and NYC. We can be identified at births by our logo on our unique navy blue uniform shirt. Our team at Birthing Gently is committed to providing affordable care to expecting and new families. We provide a nurturing environment for learning during pregnancy and beyond. Our mission is to promote maternal and fetal well-being. We provide an unbiased approach to our expecting families no matter what the plan for birth might be (i.e. Natural, Medicated or Cesarean Section).
Many of our birth Doula's have trained directly under Tara Poulin through our DONA International approved birth Doula Workshops. We offer a group of highly trained & experienced birth Doula's, or for a significantly lower rate you can work with one of our trained Birth Doula's through our Apprentice Doula program.
Tara Poulin is a DONA International certified Doula, and has trained with DONA International co-founder, Penny Simkin, to become a DONA International approved Birth Doula Trainer. She is currently offering the several three day workshops to train professional labor assistants
"I have observed many Birthing Gently doulas working with my patients who have epidural anesthesia and/or need a cesarean delivery. I have always been impressed with the maturity and professionalism offered by this team of doulas. They truly understand the importance of proper emotional support, reassurance and education, not only in healthy patients but also those who may have medical complications of pregnancy. Many patients with epidural anesthesia still need the type of assistance that a doula can provide, and I am always confident that Birthing Gently doulas will work appropriately within the medical system for the benefit of the patient, her family, and her newborn."
-Dr. William Camann M.D. Director, Obstetric Anesthesiology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston
"It has always been my experience that my patients are very pleased with the care they are given from the Doulas of Birthing Gently. I think the name Birthing Gently speaks a lot to me because I have continually felt while working with the Doulas that their approach to the whole birth process it Gentle and open to what the patient wants but also what the doctors and nurses need to give the best care to the family. I enjoy working with the Doulas and I also appreciate knowing that my patients will be well cared for if I am not in the room at all times."
-Kathy Trainor R.N. IBCLC Labor & Delivery nurse and lactation consultant, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston