Your Perinatal Partner
Helping you before, during, and after childbirth.
Tammy Roecker, CD, CBE, LMT, NCTMB, CPT, CIMEB™
We used Tammy for her Doula services and some pre-natal massage visits. She was an incredible support system throughout the pregnancy, both emotionally and physically. This was a second pregnancy for us but Tammy was still reminding us and teaching us about things we forgot from the first labor/delivery. She worked so well with the hospital staff and was terrific in helping out during labor without us having to ask for help. Her massage background was a lifesaver during the painful contractions and her expertise definitely contributed to a successful, natural and healthy childbirth. I would have more babies just to work with her as a Doula again. Any time a pregnant woman asks me about how to have a natural childbirth I tell them they need Doula Tammy.
-Niki W. Glendale, AZ
When it came time for the birth, Tammy was at my house quickly and was a wonderful support to me emotionally and physically. We clicked very well and my husband and I couldn't have done it without her. My husband "the sceptic" ... lol... even tells everyone that she was very worth the money and would do it all over again!
Tammy goes above and beyond! During the postpartum visit she was so helpful in making me a meal and even massaging my feet for me since they were still so swollen. She is just wonderful!!! Thank you so much Tammy!!! We will definetly have you at the next one!
Carissa, Jason & J.D.
My baby had a breech presentation and I didn't want a C-Section. Tammy sent me e-mails with suggestions on ways to try and turn the baby. Dr. Martin from Bethany Women’s Health did a version @ 38w 3 or 4d (very late in the game). After trying Webster and Moxibustion (Michelle Mancusio), pelvic tilts and headstands in the pool, I did the version. It was the best decision I could have made for myself to have a natural birth. The procedure was much less painful than I expected. Minor discomfort at worst. (Other women have different experiences, I’ve heard). The worst part was the worry leading up to the procedure and having Tammy there really helped with that. She stayed with me and massaged my feet, used essential oils and played relaxing music. Also, I’d recommend scheduling for early in the a.m. since you can’t eat or drink after a certain point and I was starving by the time I could eat – around 2:30 p.m. The procedure was quick. They had me hooked up to monitors for about 45 mins. prior. The doc came in and did an
I originally came to Tammy to have a prenatal massage and manage pain caused by the pregnancy and tension caused by work related stress.
Prior to massage I had tried traditional medicine and medications such as ibuprofen, anxiety and depression medications, as well as chiropractic care. The traditional medicine only masked the symptoms, it did not offer any practical treatment that would make my symptoms go away. Chiropractic care was a step closer to practical treatment and prevention.
I have received many sessions of massage therapy over the years. It has has been a tremendous help to alleviate stress, release tension and toxins that would otherwise affect me physically in other ways. Massage helps me with tension headaches, chronic pain and my general emotional state. It helps to alleviate these symptoms make me feel healthier overall and not have to medicate myself to treat these symptoms.
This form of therapy has helped my overall general health in preventing what I consider my own ongoing chronic physical and mental health issues. I know it helps because when I don’t receive it my issues worsen and when I do, they are minimized and most often completely alleviated. Not only does massage treat current symptoms, it is also preventative when used regularly.
Then, I hired Tammy as my Doula:
Then, I hired Tammy as my Doula:I searched for a doula for months until I found Tammy. I didn't feel a connection with any of the doulas I spoke with until I met Tammy. My first birth, six years ago, was natural and with the help of a doula who happened to be my sister-in-law. My first natural birth was a great experience and I was trying to find a doula for my second birth that would help me have the same great experience - one that was comfortable, relaxed, feeling totally supported and completely confident that I could accomplish my goal for a natural birth using the Bradley Method. I felt a connection with Tammy right away; she has a very calming and reassuring demeanor. I felt like I had known her for years. I was also very impressed with her massage therapy experience; something I knew was going to be critical in helping manage the pain during natural child birth.
After hiring Tammy, I am very happy to say that I had a wonderful natural childbirth experience. She was able to help me manage the pain with massage and acupressure techniques, and with words of support and encouragement. She helped me with monitoring each stage of birth and achieving my goal to stay home as long as possible –it was my preference to labor at home and only go to the hospital when it was time to deliver. I am only weeks past delivery and already looking forward to the next baby and birth – it was a great experience and will definitely ask Tammy to assist me again.
I used Tammy's pregnancy massage services. I was at St. Joseph's in the High Risk and Antenatal Care on bed-rest with many health concerns/conditions and twins....not to mention stress! I had trouble finding someone not only Certified, but willing to work on me at high-risk. I was in so much pain from being in bed for so many months. Tammy drove back and forth 3 days a week for 2 months just to help me! She was very knowledgable, and I felt safe. It was the only part of my hospital stay that I enjoyed and looked forward to. I don't think I would've made it without her.
-Ana Maria King
I found Tammy when I was looking for prenatal massage. The massages (pre- & post-partum) are fantastic--she is obviously competent, caring, and really knows how to apply her skills and experience to assist you. I did not end up choosing to use a doula for delivery, but Tammy was always forthcoming with useful and reassuring information whenever I had questions before and after our delivery. I imagine she is wonderful to work with as a birth partner.