About Us

You will receive professional and personalized care from our birth doulas during your pregnancy, birth and immediate postpartum period. Our practice includes birth doulas with specialization in a various aspects of birth; our goal is to ensure you have a satisfying birth experience no matter what you choose.


Since our inception in the Greater Boston area in 2002 Birthing Gently has been committed to supporting families through their labor and birth, and assisting them as they transition into early parenthood. The services we offer are provided by trained, experienced, professional doulas.


Our belief is that every family should have a satisfying birth experience.  Whether you are planning a home birth, water birth, hospital birth or scheduled cesarean section, Birthing Gently will provide you with the judgment free, evidence-based educational, physical and emotional support that you deserve! Birthing Gently is known for its specialization and support with high-risk patients.


During the past couple years, Birthing Gently has been in the forefront of supporting “Family Centered Cesarean Birth,” particularly in conjunction with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

You can see our founder, Tara Campbell, in a CNN report showing the benefits of  “Gentle Cesareans” ​


Our postpartum doulas provide support and education around care of a newborn, breastfeeding, self-care, coping skills and household management; making for an easier transition from hospital to home.


We have number of doulas available within the Birthing Gently practice.   We would be happy to match you with one of our doulas, who we feel would best meet your needs.  Or if you prefer you can read the profiles of our doulas on this website and let us know who you would like to interview.


We look forward to providing you and your family outstanding, professional doula support!


Birthing Gently provides professional education in the form of DONA International Birth Doula Workshops, Breastfeeding Workshops for Professionals and Seminars in Postpartum Care.  Please see our Professional Education page for more details.