About Tara Schields
Long before I became a mother of four, I was a devoted and trusted nanny to many families when I first moved to California from Indiana in 1998. After starting my own family, I continued to work as a part-time nanny, gaining over 20 years of newborn care experience. This lifelong love of newborns naturally led me to focus on a career in postpartum doula care.
My years as a hands-on mom, experienced nanny and an active member of several mom groups in my community have provided a wealth of valuable knowledge that I am able to use in my work. I have found real purpose working alongside mothers, fathers and their newborns, minimizing their stress and making the early days with their new baby a beautiful time for everyone in the family.
I am constantly continuing my education in this field by taking new courses and workshops several times a year. As a professional and as a person, I am trustworthy, calm, down-to-earth, compassionate, knowledgeable, humble, organized and reliable. I constantly strive to maintain professional boundaries, including the respect of each family’s parenting styles and parental decisions.Families feel at ease with me because I am a natural caregiver and teacher who is supportive, nonjudgmental and attentive to the individual needs of each family.
I am available to help families with 24/7 care in addition to overnight care. To see my specific availability, please visit my DoulaMatch calendar.