“My friend and I often joke that if we had to choose between our husbands and Tamara during labor, we would choose Tamara. While this is obviously a joke it would be true to say that Tamara was the most influential person at my birth. Having had a c-section with my first baby I was very nervous about the possibility of having a second c-section. Tamara gave me the confidence I needed in my body, was there to support me through the entire process, and at the end of labor when I told her I couldn’t do it she looked at me and said, “You ARE doing it!” She was gentle and firm when needed and the person who made the VBAC of our 9lb 6oz baby as wonderful and natural as it was.”—Cosette