When my pregnancy was wrought with speedbumps and problems - everything from health insurance problems to breech presentation of my baby leading to a C-section, major pain and nausea to changing OBGYNs and hospitals in the 3rd trimester, Sarah was a rockstar. Not only did she meet with me and my husband several times to talk about birth plans and baby flipping techniques before the birth, she also physically worked with my husband on pregnancy counter pressure to help my pregnancy pains. When my baby didn't turn by 37 weeks, she attended and supported me during the external cephalic version attempt- something that wasn't in our contract. Unfortunately, the ECV was unsuccessful, but Sarah was with me and my husband afterward giving tons of support and guidance for the next steps. She even worked her magic to attend the cesarean section as a second support person, which was not standard practice at the hospital. Overall, Sarah filled every need we had during our pregnancy and I know if we didn't have her by our side, the speedbumps would have been much harder to overcome.
I could not recommend Sarah enough.
-Lauren & Josh W
Sarah is a wonderful doula because she is a wonderful person- supportive, empathetic, genuine, knowledgeable, resourceful, experienced, reliable... In preparing for the birth, she helped my husband and I feel confidently flexible with our birth plan. She did an incredible job educating/coaching my husband and I with comfort measures and exercises to help the baby be in the best position for my unmedicated birth. During the birth, she helped set a calm, beautiful atmosphere. She came prepared for helping me be as comfortable as possible, so many clever tools and nurturing techniques. Above all, that COUNTER-PRESSURE was a game changer for managing the most intense contractions. This woman is so strong! After the birth, she affirmed me in my most vulnerable moments and visited me and my family. I would hire her again (and again). Highly recommend her doula services!
-Jessica & Kevin R
Sarah was a pleasure to work with. She was an additional shoulder for my husband and I to rely on during the birth of our first son. Not knowing what to expect, Sarah guided me through the entire process, without which I don't know how I would have gotten to the finish line! I highly recommend Sarah for your doula needs!
I am so completely in love with my son, and even though the process was so much more intense than I ever imagined... I wouldn't have changed a thing about the type of care I chose, and my decision for natural childbirth. It was worth every bit of pain to have my perfect baby in the end. I know that your classes set us up for a great start at parenthood.
We know that everything we learned in your classes helped us make the most with the cards we were dealt, and we are so proud of our birth and how we managed it. We are happy we had our little girl the way we did and are so in love with her. Thank you Sarah for all the valuable lessons!
-Elizabeth and Scott
"Love love love Sarah and her classes! My babies and I are so grateful for encountering Sarah:)"
We just want you to know that we love your class and we are both learning and growing so much in it...We wanted to let you know how much this class means to us. It has really helped me feel more prepared and has helped Devin feel more empowered and involved.
-Dawn & Devin