“Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ”
~ elizabeth stone
WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.
It's not easy.
Though an average of 350,000 babies are born each day around the world (1), each new parent can feel as isolated and overwhelmed as if they were the only one on the planet struggling with this new role. Our modern way of life values independence and self-reliance and we have forgotten how to share our most common life experiences.
Some may say the task of parenting has gotten more complicated in recent times, but the truth is that the major thing we are missing is each other! Studies show that births of any outcome are most satisfying when attended by a support person offering continuous one-to-one emotional care.(2) And a lack of social support puts many new parents at risk for postpartum depression.(3) We need each other. We need to hear, value, and understand each other. We need to connect and not compete with other parents in our community.
It’s this deep need for community support and mentoring that led to the creation of With U Parenting.
We seek to provide encouragement, training, and resources. We work to equip confident, connected families with the tools they need for stronger, healthier relationships.
We are in this together.
We learn from others' stories, and we grow from telling our own.
We are grateful for these words from families we've supported.
"Tara was so attentive, but I was also amazed at the way she empowered my husband to participate, and made sure that the two of us had time to share this special experience together."
"The best decision we made during our pregnancy was hiring Tara. I can't imagine what we would have done without her during the birth of our baby boy."
"Having Tara as my doula removed so much of the fear and uncertainty from labor, making it a positive and empowering experience for both my husband and I as we began our journey as parents."