Birth Fee: $900 to $1500
Fee Details: My basic fee is $900 (possibly sliding scale depending on need), but I recommend add on visits. I also teach pre and post natal yoga and can add this service to our visits. See my website for what I offer.
Birth Doula Experience: 5 years
Clients per Month: 0 to 2Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am also the founder and director of the Community Doula Connection. A not for profit serving low income and high risk families with doula support. https://communitydoulaconnection.org/
Sadie was a wonderul doula. As first-time parents, my husband and I didn't fully know what the labour experience would be like, even after taking a childbirth preparation class. So it was reassuring knowing we would have Sadie with us to help guide us through the process. Our goal was to labour at home as long as possible and then go to the hospital, so it was great having Sadie come over in the middle of labour, earlier than a midwife would see us. She was very good at verbally encouraging me during labour; though it was great having my husband's support, he didn't know what to say as much as Sadie did and I appreciated her words. Also, the TENS machine that Sadie brought was helpful for relieving the labour pains. It was also nice having Sadie with us to be decisive that it was time to phone the midwife and go to the hospital. I was lucky with a relatively short labour of 16 hours, including 5 hours of active labour. But I'm not sure I would have been able to get through it and give birth with no pain medications without Sadie's support. She has a great presence and is so warm and kind. She was very generous with her time in the two post-partum visits as well, making us a dinner at one and helping me with chores at the second one. Doulas do not get paid enough given the number of hours of work they put in! I would recommend Sadie as a doula.
We credit Sadie with helping us have a positive experience during the birth of our daughter. Not only was she a huge support for me during labour - her encouragement and handholding went a long way - but her visits before and after were priceless. I know my husband was also glad to have someone on our team who knew what was happening!
Sadie is an amazing, compassionate and very knowledgeable doula! Throughout my home birth Sadie encouraged me to dance, move and work with my body and my baby. When my daughter‘s Head was tilted Funny during labour Sadie knew just what to do to get her in the right position. During my postpartum period she was a wonderful help bringing me tea and snacks when I needed it and listened to my exhausted, ecstatic, hormonal mind rant and rejoice. I would highly rrecommend commend Sadie as a doula!!
Sadie was our doula for our first baby and she was terrific. She has a beautiful energy and lots of ideas, not to mention knowledge! She really knows her stuff. She made helpful suggestions both during pregnancy and labour, but didn't push anything if I didn't feel comfortable. She was there to support me no matter what, not push any kind of agenda or opinion.
Our labour was long and I was so grateful to have her on our team - she was helpful and resourceful and cheerful and supportive. She danced with us to help labour progress, walked up and down the halls a million times, spelled my partner off so he could go outside or just take a break to clear his head, and was right there holding my leg when it came time to push. I felt surrounded by care with her and my partner on either side of me - I think i would have felt much more fearful without her.
As helpful as she was to me, she may have been even more helpful to my partner - she helped him to see where he could fit in to the whole process, relieved his fears and gave him breaks to take care of himself. He had this to say about her "she was so cool and easy to get along with. She really met us where we were at and instilled confidence in the process. She was calm and helped me feel empowered at the hospital when I was unsure how to help. I was initially skeptical about hiring a doula, but I was absolutely grateful she was there."
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