Contracted with Better Beginnings, LLC.
Minneapolis, MN Service range 30 miles
3 years and 24 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Birth doula contractor with Better Beginnings, LLC // MN Birth Center Doula Intern Sept. 2020-May 2021 // Spinning Babies trained // Former Woodwinds & Twin Cities Doula Project volunteer doula // Currently in the 3rd-year of a Master of Divinity, with a concentration in Justice & Reconciliation.
Now contracting with Better Beginnings LLC! https://www.betterbeginningsmn.com/
Minneapolis, MN Service range 30 miles
I'm so glad Hannah was our doula--she was knowledgeable, relaxed, flexible, and fun! Her expertise and calming presence let my husband and I focus on each other during our son's birth, and we are so grateful for her support during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.
For the birth of cour second child, we knew we wanted a doula. We found Hannah through the Minnesota Birth Center, and I knew at our initial zoom call she would be wonderful! Her open and caring personality combined with her knowledge and professionalism made a lasting impression.
Hannah was a vital part of my birthing team, willing to do anything to help and coach. She was diligent in fulfilling my wishes and requests for birth and her role, and was a peaceful presence throughout labor and delivery. After our son was born, he had complications that required a NICU stay. Hannah was there for us through the difficult first hours, and offered generous support of every kind after birth. She truly has a heart for her birthing families; she is open and loving and completely dedicated to giving mothers the best support during such an impactful event. I highly recommend Hannah!
Hannah made me feel so safe and confident throughout my pregnancy and birth. Her calm and validating demeanor really put me at ease, especially when I experienced some complications that changed my birth plan. She answered my questions and was hands-on when I needed it, but she also stepped back and helped empower my husband and me to work together as a team throughout my labor and birth. We are both so grateful Hannah was our doula for the birth of our first baby and would recommend her to anyone!
Hannah was wonderful. I was actually contracted with another Doula who ended up being at a different birth when I went into labor and Hannah stepped in last minute and we couldn't have been more satisfied with her presence. From aromatherapy to ease my nauseau, holding a waterbottle with a straw to my lips because I hadn't released my partner's hands from a white-knuckled grip long enough for either of us to do it, to having nurses dim lights for us right when I was thinking it was too bright. She was helpful to the point of reading my mind, and never invasive. She was calm and cool and we were grateful. An excellent doula. Would recommend whole-heartedly and would use her again.
Hannah was with us throughout the labor process and birth of our daughter, and was an important presence - my birth experience was hard, and I could not have made it through it without Hannah's support! She is a positive, kind, approachable person. From our first conversation, it was clear we could be totally open and honest with her. During labor, she was a calm, uplifting presence. She encouraged me when I was feeling discouraged and made sure both I and my husband were cared for the whole time. I definitely trusted Hannah the most of anyone on my care team and was willing to express to her feelings or frustrations I didn't share with my providers. Really grateful for her.
Hannah knew what to do from the very beginning of my labor until the end. She suggested different positions, served as an excellent communicator with the midwives, frequently offered food and hidration, and helped my husband in his role as birth partner. I couldn't have carried on with labor without her as my guide. She was very knowledgeable of relaxation techniques and excelled in helping me stay in a calm state of mind throughout the whole experience. What I valued the most is that she was very supportive. Her gentle encouragement provided me with strength to cope with each contraction. I will forever be grateful to Hannah Sackett.
Giving birth with Hannah by my side was a warm, supported experience. From the very beginning she actively sought to understand my needs and desires and to do whatever she could to ease the process. She stayed in touch via text in the middle of the night even when contractions had barely started. We laughed and chatted at the birth center like old friends. She kept us from getting too discouraged when labor stalled and we needed to go back home. And when my water broke and we needed to return to the birth center that same night, Hannah was right there. She empowered my husband to provide counterpressure, which gave so much relief as things grew more intense. She knew that my previous attempt at a water birth had failed because I got too cold, so she advocated for keeping the water warm and kept me relaxed and comfortable so I could have the water birth I really wanted. Even while pushing, I felt calm and capable. And when we first held our little girl, Hannah clearly shared in our joy. Overall, Hannah was a source of peace and courage with her kind words, helpful suggestions, and positive presence.
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