Meet our doulas

WNY Doulas are committed to supporting local efforts towards improving birth and postpartum support for all families in WNY. We strive to achieve this through events such as the annual Better Birth Conference, the monthly Better Birth Connection, doula mentoring meetings and other educational opportunities.

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 and Dancing For Birth™ Instructor. 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Ⓡ. Beth is married with five grown children and one grandchild on the way! Testimonials are available at Doula Match.

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 rebozo techniques, breastfeeding support, and assisting families with research. She believes the educated parent is the most confident parent, and she will help you answer your questions.

Meghan Hardy of Swaying Reed Doula is currently in the process of DONA International cetification With personal and specialized knowledge in trauma, vaginismus, and gestational diabetes, her passion is helping moms feel both powerful and empowered during their birth and postpartum. With her background in data science, she is able to guide families through researching and making evidence based decisions through the child bearing year. She and her husband have an incredibly extroverted one year old and are expecting their second child in September.