"....During labor she was amazing by gently encouraging my husband to help with techniques to ease pains during labor. She knew when and how to remind me about what was happening to my body especially when I did not think I could handle anymore. She suggested positions to make labor more manageable and knew when to step back and allow me to labor in the way my body told me....Every woman should have a doula for every birth and they should all be as insightful, respectful, and intuitive as Sara."
---- Virginia C.
"Unhappy with our experiences with the births of our first two children, we decided to get a doula for the birth of our third. We found Sara, and she was a Godsend! We met with her multiple times prior to the birth, and she was always so positive and encouraging, and had such useful, evidence-based information to share that really helped put me at ease. She also made a point to include my husband, as well, and I truly believe that made him more calm as labor drew near. The day of delivery, I hit transition in the car. Once we arrived at the hospital, I quickly ditched the idea of no-meds, and opted for an epidural. Sara supported me in my decisions, and was my rock while I waited for anesthesia. Even though I didn't require assistance with pain management after the epi was in, Sara remained by our side, and was a wonderful support and advocate, especially when dealing with our rather controlling, overzealous nurse. Once our baby arrived, she remained for a while to help in whatever way we needed. With her positive, encouraging demeanor, wealth of knowledge, and her heart for helping mothers, fathers, and babies, I can't recommend Sara highly enough!"
- ------R. Shifflett