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The story of Tess Butera

My name is Tess Butera. I live in Amherst, NY with my husband, son, and cat. As a certified postpartum doula and mother, I know the importance of support after birth. I am continuing my training to become a birth doula in Fall 2018.

I have always had a passion for mothers and babies. From birth, postpartum, and the first few years of life, I love it all. Women need more support during their labors and the fourth trimester. Whether you're a new mother or a seasoned mother, you can use all the help you can get.

As a postpartum doula my goal is to do anything you may need to make motherhood easier for you. I am there if you need to hop in the shower, haven't had the chance to run to the store, or just want to take a nap alone. I offer assistance in such things as breastfeeding support, bathing a newborn, and getting a newborn to settle.

Another passion of mine is photography. I got into it many years ago but only recently started branching out. I offer maternity, birth, fresh 48, newborn (propped or lifestyle), sibling and family photoshoots. When the weather is nice I love to take pictures outside in the late afternoon or during a beautiful sunset. If the weather is not so great I can come right to your house as I try to make everything as easy as possible for you and your family.

Please fill out the contact form if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing from you.