My name is Tara Bungard and I run Mother Nurture, offering antenatal classes, breastfeeding education and support, doula and placenta encapsulation services, baby massage classes, children's yoga classes and Closing the Bones massages. I have three children - Amy, Megan and Oliver who were born in 2007, 2009 and 2011.
I started my journey when I trained as a doula with Nurturing Birth in April 2008. I am now a Certified Doula with Nurturing Birth and a Doula UK Recognised birth and postnatal Doula. As a doula I have supported vaginal and Caesarean births, VBAC and vaginal breech births, home births and water births and have postnatal experience of twins and premature as well as full-term babies. I have attended workshops on waterbirth, breech birth, supporting fathers during pregnancy and birth and using homeopathy in pregnancy and labour. I have also attended a Nurturing Birth Advanced Doula workshop and am trained to offer Closing the Bones postnatal massage.
I hold a Diploma in Childbirth Education from Childbirth International and offer regular labour and birth workshops, private childbirth preparation sessions and also breastfeeding education sessions. I am also a Childbirth International qualified Breastfeeding Counselor and have almost finished a second Breastfeeding Counselor qualification with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers. I help run Ely Milks, a weekly breastfeeding drop-in clinic in Ely.
I offer a Placenta Encapsulation service, having trained through Koala Therapies in April 2010 and am also a qualified baby massage teacher.
I have birthing balls and TENS machines available for use by my clients and various books on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding which clients are welcome to borrow. I also have a birthing pool available for hire.
I am a member of Doula UK, am fully insured and hold a current enhanced DBS check.