Birth Fee: $900
Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 25 births attended
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
I really can't say enough wonderful things about Sarah! I was SO nervous about attempting my first natural childbirth. My first 2 were inductions and I was determined my 3rd would be different. She was SO encouraging and calming. My labor and delivering went awesome! She catered to me the whole time, held my hand when I needed her to and encouraged me when I didn't feel like I could go on anymore. It was the most amazing natural childbirth, I honestly couldn't have done it without her! My husband was able to just be by my side the whole time, she did all of the talking with the nurses, would get ice chips when needed etc...
I highly recommend Sarah!
Sarah was wonderful to work with - supportive, encouraging, thoughtful, and extremely responsive. This was my first pregnancy and we were so glad to have her by our side. In hindsight, I also ended up having a very long labor, and am even more grateful for the support Sarah provided - to both of us.
She helped bring a sense of calm to the room and encouraged me to relax. Sarah was very responsive in the weeks leading up to our big day. She was always easy to get ahold of and had good advice/suggestions.
I would highly recommend her as a doula!
Sarah was an incredibly kind, supportive, and accomodating doula. She worked so well with my husband and I. She was very responsive throughout my pregnancy. She met us at the hospital at 12am when I started my induction and was ready to support us through the process, which she did beautifully and with personal touches. The induction was not part of my plan, but Sarah was incredibly supportive and made me feel comfortable about the process/change in plans. I would highly recommend Sarah if you are considering a doula!
Sarah was a fantastic asset during both my pregnancy and labor and delivery. She provided numerous resources prior to the labor and delivery experience that really helped my partner and I align on what we wanted to do during the labor and birth of our son -- everything from comfort measures at home and in the hospital to pain management to what to bring the the hospital to helping us to create a birth plan. She really made sure she understand what we wanted, that we understood what our options were, and was supportive of our choices without judging or pushing anything.
During our labor and delivery Sarah was a calm presence that provided us support, guidance, and distraction when needed. I cannot imagine having gone through the process without her -- I would highly recommend Bella Labor and Sarah's Doula services to anyone who is expecting!
I had almost the exact birthing experience that I wanted thanks to Sarah (I say almost because I did have to be induced and I wanted to go naturally). She was highly supportive of both my husband and me during my pregnancy and during labor/delivery. It was wonderful to have someone there that knew my birth plan, stayed calm, was so very supportive and motivatin, and had the knowledge to navigate through labor (there were a few moments when my husband wondered if something was normal or not). There is no way that I would have been able to have the birth I wanted without her and I will most definitely call her again if/when we have another baby!
My experience with Sarah Smith was beyond exceptional. I was very nervous to have my first child and had no idea what to expect. Sarah did an amazing job laying all my worries to rest and leaving me a feeling of confience.
I ended up being induced unexpectedly and had a difficult time with the nurses at my hospital. While dealing with all the emotions that come with child birth I was having a hard time getting them to listen. Sarah was able to keep the situation calm for me and deal with them so that I was able to focus on what was most important.
After the birth of my daughter all the doctors and nurses were focused on my daughter and Sarah continued to make sure I was doing okay and being there for me. I have always felt that my child birth experience was very easy and relaxed, and I give absolute credit to Sarah.
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