I gave birth to my precious baby girl, Arabella Grace, 8 days ago. As a first time mom, I had no idea what to expect, so of course I did my research. I knew from the beginning that I wanted a doula because I wanted to have as natural of a birth as possible, with little to no interventions. I knew that a doula would have the wisdom and experience that I did not have in the whole birthing process, so I began looking for a doula who I could trust to help me have the birth that I wanted. About halfway through the pregnancy, I found Sara through Facebook and we scheduled a meeting. I knew right away that I wanted Sara to be my doula. She was very helpful throughout the rest of my pregnancy, she checked in on me to see if I had questions or if I needed anything.
The morning of Sunday, April 22nd, I started having contractions around 3am. They were about 4 minutes apart so I decided to wake up my husband to go to the hospital. We arrived at the hospital around 5:30am and Sara met us there. She continuously offered encouragement, affirmations, and pain relieving techniques. Sara made sure that I understood everything that the nurses and doctors were doing, which eased my mind because the nurses did not have the best bedside manners. My labor ended up lasting 27 hours and I delivered on Monday, April 23, at 7:01am. From offering granola bars and keeping me hydrated, to helping me with techniques to get the baby in the right position, to encouraging me when I thought I couldn’t go anymore, Sara did it all. If you are looking for a trustworthy, down to earth, hard working, knowledgeable, compassionate woman, Sara is your doula :-)
May 02, 2018