Lives in: Belper DE56
Local info and availability:
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire
As a teacher I offer: Pregnancy yoga, Couples antenatal education, Active birth workshops, Breastfeeding workshops, Baby massage/baby yoga/postnatal yoga classes, Introducing solids workshops, Outdoor parent and baby group. I also run a sling meet helping parents learn how to wear their babies, facilitate the local home birth group and a local parent and baby meet up group.
Hi, my name is Tara Luke and I am passionate about all things pregnancy, birth and babies. I really love supporting parents in pregnancy to know their choices to feel confident, relaxed and empowered about the birth of their baby. Being pregnant and having a baby can be such a special time, but it also brings change and with it a whole range of mixed emotions and feelings. I live in Belper and work with families all over Derbyshire and sometimes beyond.
In a previous life I worked as a online marketeer but found my passion in the birthing world after I had my first daughter. I started my journey into all things, pregnancy, birth and babies in 2014 as an antenatal and postnatal teacher. During the last six years I have supported many families from pregnancy through to parenthood. In 2019 now that my babies are babies no longer I took the much awaited step into becoming a doula.
I feel that my role as a doula is to walk alongside you in your journey into parenthood, whether this is for the first time or you are adding to your family. I can offer you plenty of encouragement, a listening ear, information, compassion, support and practical help. I am always completely honoured when an expectant couple asks me to be their doula during pregnancy and birth and being beside a family as they welcome their new baby into the world.
Knowing that someone will support and provide continuity for you during your pregnancy, birth and postnatally no matter what your choices, can make the world of difference to how you feel. I want you to feel you are being supported by someone who really does care and won’t mind being contacted whatever time day or night.
When I am not being a doula, I also love:
- Walks in the countryside as we live in the Amber Valley and really close to the Peak District
- A good book whether it is historical fiction, biography or something factual (love a good birthy book too)
- A glass of red wine or a fruity gin
- Sitting in my garden in the sunshine
- Baking and creating anything be it biscuits, cakes, quiche or tarts or just flapjack
- Watching films and a good Netflix series
- A trip to the theatre
- Family camping trips