Sarah was exactly what we needed and wanted in a doula. After our first meeting we knew she was a great match. She's very intuitive - she knew when I needed a calm presence and when I needed some stupid movie quotes. She knew when to change up the physical and emotional support before I had to ask. The choices parents make surrounding birth are very personal - Sarah meets you where you are and is supportive of YOUR plan. And bonus! She is also just a lovely human to be around. --- Lindsay P.
When I first talked to my husband about wanting a doula at our birth he was a little uneasy - after meeting Sarah, we were both at easy and totally onboard! One of the first things my husband said to me when we got home was "Sarah will totally be at our next birth!"... Sarah is down to earth, flexible and nonjudgmental. It was extremely reassuring to have her by our side - not pushing any specific agenda and just being supportive. She met with us for two pre-natal visits. During the visits she was relaxed and walked us through various situations that were informative. It was a great to get to know her more on a personal and professional level.... By the time we went to our Birthing Center, I was 8cm. I ended up staying at 8cm for hoursssss. Sarah was calm, collected and never made me feel uneasy AT ALL about my long labor/birth. She stayed by my husband and I's side with her relaxed presence. She reminded me to drink, slow my breathing and get me walking. She reassured my husband countless times with just a glance and a smile. She gave me words of affirmation, chapstick and even shared her grapes with me after birth! Our birthing story WOULD NOT BE THE SAME without Sarah by our side. Worth EVERY penny to feel the confidence and support my husband and I felt. She was genuine, kind and real. I would recommend her to anyone. THANKS Sarah for sharing such an intimate, raw and wonderful experience with my family. I loved sharing our son's birthday with you and I'm grateful we connected. See you at our next birth!! ---Haylie C.
We had a wonderful experience with Sarah. My husband and I were looking for a doula through the internship program at the MN Birth Center. Her bio stood out to us right away and then when we went to the doula speed dating event, my husband and I both agreed she was a great fit before making the connection that she was the same person whose bio we liked. We felt really relaxed with her. We didn't know what kind of support we would want in labor, since this was our first child and she seemed like the type of person who could go with the flow and support us as needed. She has a great sense of humor and calm nature. She was an amazing support for my husband (so he could be an amazing coach for me) during our long labor. She spent hours applying pressure to my lower back and she never appeared tired. We will definitely be calling on her again in a couple of years for baby number 2. Thanks Sarah. ---Amber O.
What an awesome woman! Sarah helped us through the birth of our first. A baby boy who took his sweet time and who also was in a position that made labor very difficult. Sarah stayed with us for 20+ hours starting in the wee hours of the morning until we were postpartum around 11pm. We could not have been happier with our experience! Sarah helped us feel supported in our decisions during labor and personally empowered as she helped us through a long and tough birth. You can see her passion for life in her upbeat personality while at the same time having intense focus on you, your birth partner and your birthing experience. Thank you so much, Sarah! See you for our next one! --- Brittany R.
When my wife and I were searching for a doula to help us through the birth of our first son, Sarah's bio stood out to us. Her down-to-earth attitude really resonated with us upon meeting her in person. She just brought that calm and knowledge we needed, knowing that we could do this. Each subsequent visit just enforced that trust. On the big day she was invaluable, truly, allowing the birth to go as planned. Thank you Sarah. ---Jake A.
We cannot begin to describe how appreciative, secure and blessed we were with our entire experience with Sarah as our doula. Both of us could see she had a passion and drive to support the beautiful process of birth. As we were her first birth, her knowledge, willingness to better herself and understanding was among the bigger reasons we opened our family and hearts to her being a part of our little girl’s birth (Brynlee). With her personal experience of birth, Sarah was a very open, direct and comfortable influence with a tuned sense for what was happening around her. Her relatable and friendly nature helped make our birth not only at ease, but also a blessed experience. We would definitely recommend Sarah to anyone looking for a birth doula. --- Brandon E.
Sarah is the best!! Our new baby is 5 days old and we've already told Sarah we want her back if and when we have our second. Sarah was great for my wife, but she was just as good for me the husband. Looking back I don't think I would have coped with the birthing process even half as well as I did without Sarah being with us. I have to admit, I didn't know what a Doula was before my wife introduced me to the concept and I really wasn't sold on the idea either BUT.....! Within minutes of meeting Sarah I knew I wanted her to be a part of our journey. She is so easy to get along with, she has tons of experience and she immediately put me at ease. She didn't even need to tell me about her services or what they cost, I just knew she was going to be a huge help to me as well as my wife. Done! Sign me up!! The two sessions we had with Sarah before the birth and the one session after the birth were all extremely valuable. The guidance, the different perspectives to consider beyond what can read in a book... worth their weight in gold. Ultimately it came down to this... we trusted Sarah to be our success coach and independent 3rd party who provided us with her balanced perspective on everything we read in a book, everything we heard about from our friends and the different approaches and treatments our midwife and nursing team offered us during the birthing process. She was our trusted advisor and I wouldn't want to go through this process again without her. Sarah, sign us up again!! --- James M.