Greetings! My name is Tia Wente and I am professional certified birth doula trained by Prodoula and DONA International, two of the leading certifying organizations in America.
I want to take a moment to tell you a little about me personally, because allowing someone into your birth space is a very personal decision. For more information about my credentials and specialized training please visit my Curriculum Vitae tab above.
I am a married mother of two beautiful children. My motherhood journey has been vastly different between the two.
My first child was a “perfect” doula assisted, unmedicated delivery. This wonderful little girl made me a mom. We had a fairly easy breastfeeding experience and she was an “easy” baby by most accounts.
In 2014 I was blessed with a miracle baby boy who beat all the odds of a difficult pregnancy and graced us with his presence 10 weeks to soon. My delivery was unexpected, not well supported, and left me feeling very vulnerable. I struggled through the stages of lactation with a NICU baby and gained a new insight into feeding and care of a special needs child.
My experiences have led me to become a birth doula so that I can uplift and support all people, all births, and all feeding journeys. I have been gifted a unique perspective and ability to empathize and support.
Today we are a happy family of four. We enjoy long days at the park and playing board games at night. One of life’s greatest pleasures is curling up with a good book and cuddles from my kids. I have learned to never take a single day for granted.
See what our Tree of Life families are saying about their experiences.
Tia was professional, knowledgeable, and extremely personable! I’m so glad that I had her at my birth to help make it a wonderful experience. I often feel awkward around new people, but Tia felt like a long time friend from the start. I highly recommend her as your doula!
My wife and I used Tia’s services from Tree of Life Doula Services. My wife will be writing her own review, however this review will be from myself coming from a husbands perspective. I was so extremely grateful to have Tia along our side in our daughters birth story. Being a first time father, Tia answered many and all my questions. She always took her time to make sure I was included and that I was part of this journey as well. I couldn’t have asked for a better Doula especially on our daughter’s birthday. I was so nervous never going through a delivery prior; I was so grateful to have Tia there mostly to comfort and be there for my wife and also she kept me calm throughout the whole process. Tia literally was the best. She stayed the entire time. She also followed up with us multiple times once when we were in our hospital stay and multiple times when we were home to check on my wife and daughter. Honestly, Tia was worth every penny and then some. In the end, Tia became more like family than just someone we hired to be there for our daughters birth. And today consider her a close friend. Thank you Tia for everything and if Ashley and I can ever be a reference to another couple please don’t hesitate to use us as a reference. If you are on the fence, to hire a doula or Tree of Life services, rest assured Tia is top notch and worth the call.
Tia was a great support during my recent labor and delivery! She helped me to prioritize my birth preferences and had lots of suggestions for positions and movement during labor. I definitely recommend her support and would be happy to talk privately with anyone considering hiring her for their own labor and delivery.
My wife and just had our first baby about a week ago with Tia. If it wasn’t for Tia I have no idea what I would have done. Originally we planned a home water birth, but due to complications we were forced to induce in a hospital. Tia was there with us for 41 hours, non-stop. She was able to answer any questions that we had without issue. She helped with different positions during labor which greatly helped (it could have been even longer without it!!). She was the only person my wife didn’t yell at during the whole ordeal. 🙂 With her guidance we were able to get a vaginal delivery. While everything went wrong with our initial plan, with Tia’s help, we were able to have a birth we will remember forever. We highly recommend her services, especially for new parents as she was a life saver.
Tia was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and helpful before labor, during labor and delivery, and after! Would definitely recommend to anyone!
I decided late in the game that I wanted to hire a doula, and did so at about 32 weeks. My boy was born on 10/10/2020, and looking back I can honestly say it was one of the best choices I could’ve made.. I loved working with Tia. She was always very responsive, professional, attentive, gave suggestions whenever I needed them, and was a wealth of information. I believe her medical background helps as well. I was trying for a VBAC and was successful in doing so. I absolutely could not have done it without Tia and her knowledge. She made sure to keep me moving during labor, explain anything the doctors said that I was unsure of, and was able to tell me if what I was feeling was normal or not. She was everything I needed and more. If you are on the fence about hiring a doula, definitely do so! She even provides a postpartum visit to go over your birth experience, answer any breastfeeding questions, and help in any way she can. Overall a great experience and I would highly recommend Tree of Life doula services!!
Received lactation/breastfeeding advice/support from Tia. I recently had a baby May 21st, first time mom. She reminded me to pump so my milk supply would come in and to switch every feeding. I received feeding/hunger cues to determine when to feed baby/how long I can go throughout the night. The chart she shared with me about storing breast milk has been the most helpful! (I use this almost everyday!) Her support on positions to feed baby have helped tremendously in making us both comfortable.
I recommend Tree of Life Doula Services-she is amazing and will give the most heartfelt, unjudged, genuine advice/support that will stick with you forever!
I enjoyed taking the Postpartum and Baby Care Class. The class was very informative and useful! I recommend Tree of Life Doula Services