Ancient Roots Midwifery & Doula Care, LLC

“Childbirth is an experience in a woman’s life that holds the power to transform her forever. Passing through these powerful gates – in her own way – remembering all the generations of women who walk with her… She is never alone.”  ~Suzanne Arms

Tara Daystar

Tara Daystar

Doula, CPM, Childbirth Educator

Skilled in pregnancy bodywork, TOLAC/VBAC, low-intervention birth, medication-free birth, informed consent, evidence based care & hypnobirthing

Serving Floyd, Blacksburg, Roanoke and the New River Valley

Roanoke Memorial, New River Valley Carilion, Blacksburg & Salem Lewis-Gale Hospitals


Imagine giving birth.

Imagine, with you, a labor companion who knows just the right moves to help a stuck baby, build your partner’s confidence, and offer you peace and relief one hip squeeze at a time.  Imagine her supporting you in a loving, dedicated and respectful manner the whole way through.


Birth with support . Birth with Love

At every step of the way, as I made decisions for myself and my baby, she provided me with all the information and research needed to make the most informed choice, and she never questioned or pressured me to do anything other than what my instincts told me. Truly, she was the perfect doula for my pregnancy and delivery.

Katie C.

Tara respected my individual choices and encouraged me to fully take on my new role. Tara was very respectful and always willing to help. She stayed through a very long and difficult delivery and never seemed to give up or take any shortcuts. My husband and I learned how to help in the process too, which was very empowering.

Melissa A.

Doula Services

Learn about my unique doula services that care for the whole family.  Whether you are looking for advocacy, wondering about ways to improve your health in pregnancy, want to prepare your body and mind for birth or are looking for some extra support for dad in the birth room, I've got you covered!

Prices and Packages

Affordable Doula Packages designed to meet your needs.  If you are looking for something you do not see, I'd love to hear about it.  If you want to make a donation toward a friend or family member's doula costs, or would like to support a client needing reduced fees, that can be arranged.


Hear what Clients are saying about Doula Care with Tara Daystar.  Tara has supported over 100 women in labor at home, hospital and birth center.

Why Doula?

Curious why I choose to serve women and their families as a doula rather than midwife?  Click here to learn the difference and why doula care is my passion.  Also, take a peak at a documentary made about Maternidad La Luz, the amazing birth center that taught me so much and continues to inform my growth as a committed birth-worker and activist.

Drop Me a Line

Prospective clients can book a free face-to-face consultation.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about my services, ask questions, and see if we are a good fit.