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Sarah MacDougall

The Doula Group

Website: www.thedoulagroup.ca

Phone: 1-855-54-DOULA

Birth Fee: Not specified

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 5 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Group practice with shared call schedule

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Plus size mothers
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Parenting consulting
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Newmarket, ON
Travel Range: 50 Miles

Client Testimonials for Sarah MacDougall

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Angie Ken

It was upon meeting Sarah in person that I made up my mind that having a doula at the birth of my first child would benefit me, my husband and newborn.  She answered all my questions and even helped me fill out forms for the hospital even before I decided on a retainer.

Sarah and her doula partner, Shannon Graham, really care for their clients well-being. We all met twice before the delivery date to pull together my birth plan and to answer any questions we had. These early sessions were very useful, since they prompted me to ask a lot of questions of my OB.

Although it was Shannon that attended my delivery, I appreciate all the guidance Sarah provided my family early on.  Sarah picked up my 3am call from the hospital and made sure that Shannon was by my side as soon as possible.

In the end, although I planned on getting an epidural, with the help of my doula, I was able to delivery vaginally with no drugs, after 8 hours of labour.

Postpartum follow-up calls, e-mails and a visit from Shannon were good opportunities to get some first-time mom worries off my chest.  I would recommend doulas to anyone deliverying a baby for the first time.

If you were the bride that benefited from a wedding planner, then you'll be the type to benefit from a doula on the day of your delivery. ;D

Posted 7/8/2015

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Ariane Mandel

Having Sarah as my doula was the best thing that could have happen to me. Sarah is very kind and patient. She answered all of my questions, reassured me when I needed and helped me getting ready to materially welcome my twins. Thanks to her I had a great experience. After the birth, she came to help me with breastfeeding, helped me taking care of myself. She knew exactly what I was going through.

Sarah has become a friend, and I love getting her tips on how to raise my children.

I don't know how my pregnancy would have been without her, but I know how great the experience was with her. All along she was reassuring and made it possible for me to
arrive in the best shape and mood for delivery. Thank you again, I wish all pregnant women had a doula as good as her to care for them.

Posted 4/30/2015

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Laura Barwell

I was so terrified to give birth that I put it off for many years. When I became pregnant, I knew I needed help. Enter Sarah, my amazing doula. Through many meetings, she taught me how to not be afraid of this process, and really helped me to embrace all aspects. I knew I could count on her for all my first-timer questions and worries, and she was always happy to answer them. She understood that my husband and I wanted this to be a good experience for both of us. When the big day came, Sarah was there to help me through with, and often did so through my husband, which made him look like a rockstar! Our birth experience was phenomenal, and it had so much to do with all the conversations Sarah and I had months before. I can't explain how thankful I was to have such an amazingly compassionate, understanding woman in the room who knew my needs. I will look back on my daughter's birth for the rest of my life very fondly, which is absolutely priceless. Thank you so much Sarah!

Posted 4/27/2015

Birth Availability for Sarah MacDougall

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