I’m Tanita Council, also known as Western Mass Birth Junky, I am an Interdisciplinary full spectrum doula serving growing families throughout Western Massachusetts. As a doula, my goal is to support you while you empower yourself in your pregnancy, during your labor and birth, and while you are bonding with your newborn during the postpartum period. I don’t have any preconceived notions about what you should be experiencing, the choices you make during the childbearing year, or your parenting decisions. This is your pregnancy, your birth, your body, your baby, and your family; my job is to help you create an internal and external environment that feels safe and rewarding as you navigate the childbearing year. A little about my background: I completed my birth doula training through DONA International, and the same year I completed my postpartum doula training, also through DONA. I also completed an 18-month Interdisciplinary doula training through Earths Natural Touch: Birth Care & Beyond and also an advanced training at Yale University. I began working in the birth world in 2014 as a lactation consultant and became certified in 2015. I have learned so much from the wonderful families I have had the honor of serving!
Year(s) Awarded: 2020