It is our pleasure to share our experience of working with Sarah. She was a coach, mentor, friend, and teacher, and certainly the best decision we made when we decided to hire a doula for our first pregnancy. At each step in the process, Sarah went above and beyond professionally to support us. She was always punctual, organized, and armed with a wealth of information. We felt prepared and ready for the birth after utilizing many of her great recommendations for resources, including top-notch childbirth and breast-feeding classes, encouraging the decision to switch from an OB we weren't happy with to the mid-wives at Bon Secours (who were amazing), to visiting a chiropractor who provided relief when pregnancy sciatica came on at 8 months. She also made sure that we a realistic expectations about labor and delivery in a hospital setting. When the day came, Sarah was right there, offering water (my lifeline!), peppermint oil for nausea, honey sticks, and even some pain management hacks like holding onto hair combs. She decorated our room with lights and our affirmations banner. On top of everything she did for us that day, she also managed to take amazing photographs that we will always cherish.
After the birth, she checked in on us daily to make sure we were adjusting well and answered many questions I had about recovery and life with a newborn. She also visited us twice and brought us a delicious home-cooked meal (which we had no idea would be such a blessing as we quickly learned cooking is very difficult in the first several weeks after baby). We're happy to say that looking back, our birth experience was a positive one that likely would have been very different if it weren't for her. We would highly recommend Sarah to anyone who is expecting!
- Pete and Carolyn C.
-Pete and Carolyn C.
September 30, 2019