Sarah has been my Doula for my last 2 home births and what a blessing she has been! She first Doula'd for me in March of 2015 when my second boy was born, and I don't think I could have done it without her! She is intuitive to my needs, and She has the strength needed for intense counter pressure during contractions and gentleness of touch and voice to help any panicking mother stay calm.
With my 3rd baby boy in July 2016 I went into Labor at 3:00 AM 10 days early! Sarah had been camping, her phone want working, and it took some time to get a hold of her (we sent a friend in the middle of the night to fetch her). As soon as she heard she drove over an hour to my house and was there by 4:30. I have really fast labors and the baby was born at 5:45, so she was there for the hard/important part. This proved a lot to me - That no matter the situation Sarah will never let you down and will never let anything get between her and the Mom's that she serves!
She has been very sensitive to my needs and very protective of my wants. The best part is her ability to interpret your needs and communicate in a firm but kind manner to your care providers what you need when you as a laboring mother are (understandably) having a hard time being nice and communicated. She knows how vulnerable you feel, she's been there and will not let any of her clients have things/procedures they are being pressured into. I really can't say enough! She is amazing!
Kelly was an awesome doula. She was great at answering my questions and providing me resources to get more information on every question I had. She also had great suggestions for diet, exercise, and birthing classes. She is very well educated on all the methods and theories out there. She took particular care to get to know my husband and teach him good relaxation methods so they could be a united team on our big day. I really wanted my husband to be an active participant, and she was a big help for that. Having Kelly in the delivery room was awesome. She was like the energizer bunny. She had full energy and a positive attitude the whole time. She was very innovative and creative. She actively kept us trying new positions and techniques to help me progress. She’s also got gadgets for everything. She really helped as a third party objective opinion. This was our first baby and we ran into a lot of things we didn’t expect. She was also great in helping us understand all of our options. Kelly even gave us space when we needed it to talk things over. She has an excellent gauge for that sort of thing. She took pictures, she got water, she was awesome. No regrets! Doulas are awesome.
Sarah was incredible with our birth. I highly recommend her.
She is knowledgeable, caring and knows just what to do to make you feel supported during birth. My husband and I had not had a doula before and the experience we had with her was beyond what we expected. Thanks, Sarah, for being a part of our memorable childbirth.
I only wanted a doula without hypnobabies stuff, so not as much prep was necessary. Even still, Sarah still went above and beyond. She helped me get nursing stuff and she made perinatal ice packs that were incredible for post-birth recovery outside of the hospital. She was very understanding and let me commiserate about pregnancy, birth, recovery, and nursing which was exactly what I needed.
Sarah's counter pressure while I was in labor was a LIFESAVER. It was the only thing that helped me not writhe on the floor in agony or commit murder, probably. She was able to coach me on the best relief for my contractions and she also made sure that I stayed fed and had energy for pushing out my baby. My childbirth experience was unique in that I was having extremely strong contractions for 46 hours before I got to meet my son--Sarah was still able to help me along that journey and supported me through terrible hospital staff and helped me stay calm through (most) of the experience. Despite the long labor, we were still able to not have a c-section.
Sarah completely blew us out of the water! We weren't planning on having a doula again for any future children, but my husband and I are 100% planning to use her again if we have any more children because she was so incredible