Meet our doulas

WNY Doulas are committed to supporting local efforts towards improving birth and postpartum support for all families in Western New York.  Each of our doulas have received birth doula training through DONA International and have completed the Catholic Health Doula Orientation Program.  Please review each of our doulas websites for more detailed information and contact one or all of our doulas individually to schedule a consultation. 

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 and 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.

Beth Carey of Niagara Doula is a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula, Dancing For Birth™ Instructor, childbirth educator and a certified lactation counselor. She is one of the founding members of WNY Doulas  and specialized training includes the use of acupressure, essential oils and the rebozo during pregnancy and childbirth. Beth has additional doula training through Madriella, & HypnobabiesⓇ and Spinning Babies.Beth is married with five grown children and one grandchild!

Elisabeth Carbrey of The Birth Story Doula LLC, is a DONA Certified birth doula and mother of two. She has been serving pregnant women in WNY since 2016. In addition to providing labor support to families, her specialty is crafting eyewitness accounts of each family’s transformation through birth, for a birth story is more than the retelling of a physical or medical experience. Elisabeth’s other skills include acupressure comfort measures, rebozo techniques, breastfeeding support, and assisting families with research. She believes the educated parent is the most confident parent, and will help answer your questions.