Tara Withey, CD, CBE of Birthing by Design is a certified birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator who has been serving WNY since 2010. Tara is a founding member of WNY Doulas. She has specialized training in VBAC support, bereavement, pregnancy after loss, fertility planning, and acupressure. She offers a wide variety of classes that would fit any family's needs. Tara is also the only provider in WNY who offers a Christ centered curriculum for couples of faith. Tara recognizes pregnancy and birth as a pivotal time in a family's life and passionately works alongside them to make that transition a smooth one.
Lisa McLeod of Serenity Birth Services is a DONA trained birth doula currently in the process of certification. She is the newest member of WNY Doulas and has specialized training in comfort measures, acupressure and the rebozo. Her passion as a doula is supporting women and their families to achieve the best birth possible. Lisa hopes to use her talent as a birth photographer to help make moms in labor have a beautiful and memorable birth. Her other talents and interests include singing, traveling, and cooking. Lisa has been married for 35 years with four grown children.