$20 to $35
1 years and 30 births attended
2 years and 4 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Only when attended by Certified Midwife
Membership coordinator with Indy Birth Alliance.
I am a mother of 4 and spent many years staying home with my children. In that time, I have discovered my love for helping women in their journey into parenthood. I believe every woman should feel confident and supported both physically and emotionally before, during and after birth. My fee includes minimum 2 prenatal visits, 24/7 availability by phone/text, labor support as soon as wanted until mom and baby are settled and breastfeeding, if desired, has been initiated, 24 hour postpartum check-in, and a postpartum home visit within first week. Initial consultation is free.
McCordsville, IN Service range 30 miles
Sally Wiggins was an extradordinary doula. I had a labor that went nothing like I had expected, and Sally made sure that I was focused on one thing-having a healthy baby. I had a forty hour induction that Sally was there for 28 hours of (She was in another labor and had to rest before coming to mine-I think she would have been there for the entire forty had she not had another labor), and pushed for almost four hours-she coached me through that entire fiasco.
I had wanted a natural birth, but because of everything that occured, I had an epidural placed (and cried about it and screamed during the placement) and she coached me through that as well. She worked with me before the epidural was placed, outdoing what the nurses alone were doing (bouncing on a ball, doing spinning babies, taking warm showers, walking, using the peanut ball, etc.). Once the epidural was placed, she still was doing positions in the bed that made my cervix dilate and placing the peanut ball for me.
I truly believe that my labor would have been different had I not had Sally. Sally helped me immensely, and her birth story she wrote for me is something that I will forever cherish (especially since I basically don't remember my labor at all). Thanks Sally!
When my husband & I found out we were expecting we had a basic idea of what we needed to get through labor. We knew we wanted as little intervention as possible, as much emotional/mental support that we could get, & were interested in natural remedies to help with labor. That's when we decided to hire a Doula. When we started the match process we knew that we wanted someone maternal, kind, positive, & that would help be an advocate for us. Sally was the perfect fit. Being a mom herself, & assisting countless other moms through labor we felt confident she was what we needed to have the successful birth we planned for. A week after our due date our doctor checked us in to be induced. What we were hoping would kickstart my body to go into labor instead took over 24 hours before we realized this isn't going to happen the way we wanted. Sally was absolutely instrumental during that entire time in making sure I didn't lose my mind, or give in prematurely before we decided to go another route. Sally massaged my back through every contraction, spoon fed me jello, held peppermint oil under my nose everytime I felt nauseous, diffused essential oils to calm me, put me in the shower when I couldn't stand laying in bed any longer, advocated for me to my nurses to make sure my needs/wants were met, & then finally helped us make the decision 30 hours later to have a c-section. I was terrified, but felt so much better knowing she was by our side & that we had done everything we could do up until that point. She was with us before & after surgery & made sure we were successful with breastfeeding. Sally spent an entire day on her feet, working hard for us, even reminding my husband to eat & sleep or catch his breath every so often. She checked on us afterwards & followed up a few weeks later. I can not have imagined going through labor without her, & I would recommend her to anyone-no matter what type of birth you envision.
Sally was a wonderful fit for our family. As a first time mother, the first few weeks at home can be very daunting, but Sally was there to answer all my questions, and there were a lot. Having an unplanned c-section meant it was harder for me to get around the house and take care of myself at first. Sally made sure that I got plenty of rest to speed up my healing, and that I ate and drank enough to help establish my milk supply. She helped with breastfeeding as much as she could, even directing me to a support group for help after our time with her ended. We absolutely could not have had such a smooth start with our baby if not for her.
= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-12-2020
= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-12-2020