"I am so grateful to have had Sarah as my doula. When my son was born, we did not use a doula. The birth was traumatic and nothing like what I hoped for. So, when I became pregnant with my second, I knew we wanted a doula by our side who could help us navigate all the unexpected moments. Sarah fulfilled that need and so much more. Talking through my first birth experience with her really helped me to find peace and it helped me to feel empowered going into this birth. Sarah was there every step of the way. Throughout my pregnancy, I was able to reach out to her when the unexpected came up. When we found out my daughter was breach, she knew who I should see and what I could do to flip her (and we did!). When my water broke four weeks early, she was there to walk me through everything and make sure I didn't experience any unwanted interventions. When it came time for birth, when I needed her to be my strongest advocate, she was. When I needed her to make me feel comfortable about unexpected decisions I made in the moment, she was. And when I needed the world's most amazing massage to deal with contraction pain, she provided it. Not to mention, in addition to bringing mood lighting, essential oils, and so many tricks for pain management, she was even thoughtful enough to bring baked goods for the nursing staff. And, after it was all over, when I needed her support at home because I was just feeling overwhelmed, she was there.
I could go on and on about what Sarah meant to me and my husband throughout this experience. But, I'll try and sum it up. When I needed a friend, she was my friend. When I needed a cheerleader, she was my cheerleader. When I needed a resource, she was that resource. She helped me to be brave, she helped me to be gentle with myself, and she helped me to have not just the birth experience I wanted, but the birth experience that I needed. Thank you, Sarah! Truly, you will always have a special place in our hearts!"
-Google Review by Barrie
"Sarah has been by my side for my last two births. She made all the difference in making my birth dreams come true. She empowered and guided me through TWO med free VBACs! (2019 and 2021) She's truly there for you as a person the entire pregnancy. She was there for me to vent/talk out how I was feeling, and my options about my medical decisions with gestational diabetes during pregnancy.
Once labor started for me, she became my rock. She is truly meant for this life! I remember in both of my labors just being so grateful to her. She knew what I needed before I did. Whether it was a change in position, a hand to squeeze, a towel on my neck, a fan to cool me, the perfect counter pressure on my hips, reminding me how to breathe baby down... All of it. She just knew! This took so much stress off my husband, he was able to focus on being my cheerleader and being another hand to squeeze.
Having her there made all the difference in the world. I knew she wouldn't let the staff pressure me into another c-section. I knew if it came to that then she would talk TO me and not AT me. She gave me the confidence to trust my body and the entire birthing process. I will forever be grateful for her! I honestly believe I couldn't have done it without her!
**She also offers other services as well, such as, lactation consulting, baby wearing help, and cloth diapering."
-DoulaMatch Testimonial by Stacia
"When my husband and I found out we were expecting baby #2 we knew immediately we would love to have a doula as part of this journey. Our first child was born breech and had to be delivered via C-section. It was our goal to have a healthy, happy pregnancy with a v-bac after cesarean. We met with Sarah early on and immediately I knew it was going to be a great match. Sarah is friendly, down to earth and really cares about the individual needs of each of her clients. She doesn't have an agenda to push down your throat of having a baby "the natural" way but instead helps you to achieve the delivery you want. Unfortunately due to a health condition my second child was breech as well and then an anterior placenta our OB was not able to successfully flip the baby and we ended up with another c-section. However, Sarah was still there the whole time. With the health condition I had she was able to get us more information that helped us better understand what our options were and if we wanted to try for a breech v-bac at home. We ultimately decided to go with a c-section but that didn't stop Sarah from being amazing and just what we needed! The morning of the c-section Sarah met us at the hospital and provided us with the support we needed. She was not able to be in the delivery room with us but my husband and new baby went back to the room before I returned from recovery. She took pictures of the special moments happening between father and baby for me to have once I was back. Once I returned to our room she helped with breastfeeding which was one of the biggest helps we could have as 26 babies were born that weekend at the hospital and only 2 lactation consultants were available to help moms with nursing. I would highly recommend Sarah's Doula services no matter the delivery route your family intends to take. The information and support she provides through out the entire pregnancy is something every expecting mother and even father should have!"
-DoulaMatch Testimonial by Chelsea
"Sarah was my doula for the births of both of my children. I cannot imagine going through either of my labors and deliveries without her. Both times, my water broke before labor started. And both times (2018 and 2021) Sarah met us at the hospital and stayed the night with us. When I needed to be induced, Sarah was there to help me think through my options. In 2018, I labored for over 30 hours. In 2021, things went a lot more quickly. Both times, I would have been lost without Sarah!
On top of the emotional support, Sarah gave such amazing physical support. Those hip squeezes were crucial in 2021 as I labored without an epidural, waiting for the anesthesiologist who didn't arrive in time. Sarah’s expertise as a lactation consultant also came in handy when we initiated breastfeeding after the baby was born.
Sarah is super conscientious about COVID-19 protocols. We felt very safe having her in the hospital with us and our newborn. She is accessible both before and after the delivery and answered any and all questions via text. Our consultations prior to delivery were very helpful and reassuring, and our visits afterward were similarly useful.
I cannot recommend Sarah’s doula services highly enough!!"
-Google Review by Molly
"I chose Sarah to be my doula for the birth of my 7th child. I'm not sure what took me so long to finally hire a doula but it was the best thing I've ever done (apart from making seven beautiful children). Sarah helped me immensely throughout my last trimester of pregnancy and encouraged me to seek chiropractic care. When labor began Sarah came to my house and sat with me for hours timing my contractions. She affirmed my desire to go to the hospital when labor became more intense and was instrumental in communication the details of my labor with the hospital staff. Sarah was amazing during labor at the hospital. She rubbed my back, gave me water and chap-stick, talked to me all night while my husband slept on the other side of the room, laughed at my jokes, was compassionate when I was scared and teary, non judgmental about my desire for epidural pain medication, helped the nurses roll my giant numb body over in the bed, and held my leg when I pushed. All while being my biggest supporter and cheerleader. She stayed around afterward while we figured out nursing and held the baby for an hour so I could get a nap. I can't even imagine what this birth would have been like without Sarah there. Sarah believed that I could do it and I did it."
-Google Review by Rebecca
"Sarah went above and beyond for us! I had a successful 10lb vbac with her. She helped me through a GD diagnosis and a change of care. There were several decisions I had to make during my pregnancy and many times I had to advocate for myself. Sarah's guidance and words of encouragement were so helpful. She truly listened to me. Labor and delivery was great. I had some fears from my prior birth and attempting a vbac. She and my husband made a fabulous team. She worked well with my doctors and nurses. I truly believe I would not have gotten my vbac without my care team being who they were and Sarah was key. My first birth I went no pain meds until csection time, this time I expressed my concerns to Sarah and she helped me to discuss and weigh my options never pushing me one way or another simply supporting me. Postpartum she was so helpful as well. Even though I had breastfed before I learned from her and appreciated having someone I trusted to discuss breastfeeding concerns with. I highly recommend her. We could not have asked for better care than what Sarah provided."
-DoulaMatch Testimonial by Karissa
"Having Sarah as our Doula was very helpful for both me and my husband. We felt prepared about the possibilities of labor and our preferences. We felt less stress because we knew we had Sarah's support. During Labor the physical and emotional support was phenomenal. The lower back massage and counter-pressure was nearly constant during the 26 hours of labor and helped immensely - that alone was worth it to have a Doula. Suggestions and assistance getting in/out of various positions during labor was helpful. We are very glad that we had Sarah as our Doula as we welcomed our son into this world via natural childbirth."
-DoulaMatch Testimonial by Alison
"I cannot imagine going through labor and delivery without Sarah. Hiring her as my doula was the best decision I made. Sarah was always available to text in the months leading up to my baby's birth. This was extremely helpful. She was such an informed and calming resource to have before, during, and after the birth.
In the end, my baby was born 2 weeks early. I was in the hospital for 42 hours before our baby arrived (perfect and healthy). My water broke in the middle of the night and Sarah was ready to respond to my needs. She met us at the hospital as soon as we asked her to. Sarah had me up and walking around the hospital. My labor did not start on it's own, despite our best efforts. Even after inducing, it was very slow going. Sarah spent the night at the hospital with us. She even left to pick up food for my husband. If we wanted alone time, she was happy to give it to us.
Without Sarah, we wouldn't have known what to do. Not only did she help with the pain (massaging my back and helping my husband to distract me), but Sarah also brought a wealth of knowledge on how to augment labor naturally and how to help move the baby into a better position. After about 24 hours of labor with little progress, I had to consider having a c-section. Sarah was so supportive and not judgemental at all. I was also super impressed by how well she worked with the medical team. Sarah and my nurses were dedicated to trying to move my labor along naturally. And after I had an epidural and could no longer walk around, Sarah used various sizes and shapes of exercise balls to change my position in bed.
I felt so comfortable with her. And I know for certain that she improved the outcome of my labor and delivery. Thanks in large part to Sarah's efforts and support, I was able to deliver vaginally. Despite having a long labor, it was a joyful and positive experience. I could not have done it without Sarah."
-DoulaMatch Testimonial by Molly
"Very glad to have hired Sarah. She provided a wealth of knowledge (always based on research) before, during, and after birth. She also stayed by my side for a VERY long labor even though she had a bad ankle injury! Her being present to help with decision making while I had a foggy brain due to exhaustion was very much appreciated by husband and myself. Would 100% hire Sarah again!!"
-Google Review by Kyle
"I recently had the experience of having Sarah as my birth doula and she was fantastic. She was with me for like 27 hours. She was always encouraging when I was getting discouraged and frustrated. She was great conversation during the easy part. She was focused and attentive through all of the hard parts. She always had a new suggestion for moving around or positioning. She was a master with hips squeezes with every contraction before I got an epidural. Just before pushing I was feeling really nauseous and she whipped out a FAN! Through the entire time of pushing, she held one of my legs with one hand and and the fan in my face with the other! She was also very helpful in figuring out the first breastfeed. She was very prepared and had thought of everything a mom might need."
-DoulaMatch Testimonial by Rachael
"Hiring Sarah was by far the best investment my husband and I made for our first pregnancy. From the initial consultation, she made us feel comfortable and confident that we were in good hands. It was helpful to have someone explain all the ins and outs of pregnancy/birth and we felt fully supported in every aspect of the birth plan we created together. I had a few minor complications and she was always available by text/call to put my mind at ease. When I went into labor she stayed in touch with me via phone, met us at the hospital, and got right to work. I would not have experienced the birth I wanted without her support. Having breastfeeding, cloth diapering, and babywearing education was an added bonus. Every new mom needs a Sarah in their corner!"
-Facebook Review by Carter
"I was having serious feeding issues with my second son. I didn't have problems with my first so I knew I needed to call someone. I got an appointment with Sarah right away and she came to my home for a lactation consult. After her input and analysis we found out our little guy had a tongue and lip tie that needed revision. But doesn't happen immediately, so until we could schedule that, she gave me great tips on how to lesson the pain for me and discomfort for my little guy. She also provided me with a ton of local resources for breastfeeding and postpartum services.
Sarah is kind, compassionate, extremely knowledgeable and super affordable! Added bonus, she helped show me some tricks for baby wearing before she left I definitely recommend Sarah!"
-Facebook Review by Abby
"She is amazing!! I’ve used her doula services for my youngest two kids births (I would have used her for my oldest if I’d known about her.) I will use her again for my fourth."
-Facebook Review by Alyssa