4 years and 60 births attended
Type of practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency
Clients per month: 1 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
being a staff doula at St. Thomas I have learned how important it is to communicate well and work as a team member with the hospital staff.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Having had 2 home births myself it holds a special place in my heart. I would love to serve you on your journey.
St. Thomas Midtown Doula
Franklin, TN Service range 30 miles
With a healthy six day old baby girl wrapped to my chest, I look back on my birth experience with a big smile. This was my first pregnancy and my husband and I wanted to have a good support. Sarah was that and so much more for us. I owe so much of my positive experience to her support, encouragement and expertise. We had the chance to meet with Sarah twice before our delivery day. She was so friendly and patient, letting us ask all of our questions and share all of our hopes and concerns. We attended a six week class that she co-led and this was priceless to us. At the end of this course, we felt very informed and prepared for labor, delivery and bringing home a baby. During this class, we got to know Sarah more and learn from her experiences with 50+ prior deliveries. As this was my first delivery, I wanted to stay flexible and open minded and am so glad that I found a doula who could partner with me there. This became all the more valuable to me when things went differently than expected. When I needed to be scheduled for an induction, Sarah was consistently supportive and reassuring. She met us at the hospital in early labor and stayed until after our baby was born. She was there with us for 17+ hours and never once did I feel like a burden. She was 100% present and there for me through the funny parts and the more challenging parts. She brought a calming reassuring presence. She anticipated my needs and was always ready with a cold rag, a back rub or some ice chips. Having her there helped me feel calm and empowered so that I was able to speak up to my medical team when needed. Although not everything went as planned, I was able to have most of my preferences and feel present and in control through the birth. Sarah was also invaluable to my husband who appreciated the guidance in how to be engaged and supportive. We highly recommend Sarah. Having her at my side helped me feel capable of more than I knew I was.
Sarah was a wonderful doula. We met her in our lamaze class at St. Thomas midtown and were very pleased to find her on doulamatch.net.
She provided endless information and guidance leading up to the delivery, and my husband and I were so thankful to have her with us during "the big show." She worked seamlessly with the nursing staff and my OB/GYN and acted as our 2nd opinion with big decisions throughout my labor and delivery.
Sarah provided a calm and soothing presence for both my husband and I, and always had a much-needed suggestion when she could sense us floundering. That said, she never imposed her opinion and stepped back when medical intervention was called for.
I cannot recommend Sarah enough. She has deep knowledge and a wonderful bedside manner (very warm and caring).
We met with Sarah once before delivery with a home visit, the day after delivery in the hospital, and another home visit about a week later.
Sarah helped with the birth of my daughter on April 30th, 2017. It was so wonderful to have her there. We met several times before the birth. Not only is Sarah a mother herself, but she herself has given birth at home and in a hospital. Sarah gave information when asked, she listened to every decision that I made, and never once judged on whether she thought I was right or wrong on my desitions. I was past my due date and I wanted to be induced. She came to my house, picked me up, and took me to the hospital. My husband was home with our other kids and joined us a little later, He was happy to have the extra support and help. Once at the hospital time seemed to move quickly. She helped move my body in comfortable positions, rubbed my feet with essential oils, and was really good company. We had a blast with the staff. My husband and I are so grateful for Sarah and wouldn't do it again without her. Thank you, Sarah!!
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