– Support Throughout Pregnancy, Labor & Postpartum – Prenatal – All services begin with a complimentary consultation. This gives us a chance to meet up, get to know one another a bit, and discuss your vision for your upcoming birth. This initial meeting can take place in the comfort of your own home or at… Continue reading Birth Doula Services
An Evidence Based Birth® Instructor is a birth professional specially trained in how to help families get evidence based care. The desire to ensure that families have options, access to quality care, and support in making their decisions led me to become an instructor offering workshops for expecting parents as well as continuing education opportunities… Continue reading Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Services
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Jess said on 5/10/2017:
“My husband and I decided to hire a doula in hopes of achieving a drug-free birth. I contacted Sandra and she got back to me immediately. At our first meeting, I knew her calming presence and vast knowledge were just what we were looking for. Sandra met with us two more times, helping us write a birth plan and showing us comfort measures to use throughout the last weeks of my pregnancy. She also checked in with me frequently, especially as I became overdue. She gave me some great suggestions to help me with any discomfort.
At 41 weeks, I ended up being induced for low fluid. Having had a previous induction, I knew the pain that lay ahead. Sandra was there every step of the way. She was able to anticipate my needs better than I could on my own! Thanks to her support, I was to labor without an epidural, which was my ultimate goal. Her coaching and caring got me through every step of the way.
Her support did not end there, however. Sandra stayed after the birth of our baby to make sure were were comfortable and settled in. She then visited us one more time to see how we were adjusting as a family of four.
Overall, I cannot recommend her enough. I couldn’t have had the birth I wanted without her support. My recovery has been a breeze. Sandra is a fantastic doula and I would recommend her to anyone!”
Marlena said on 8/2/2015:
“My husband and I never considered using a doula until we took a birthing class. The class opened our eyes to how beneficial a doula would be for the birth of our first child. We decided to start looking to hire a doula immediately since we were pressed on time and our baby was due in a few weeks. We reached out to Sandra and she promptly responded to us. After we met with a few other doulas, we knew that Sandra was the right choice for us.
From our first meet, Sandra was not only extremely professional and knowledgable, but also very warm and tender. She was available for me at all times leading up to our labor and delivery and was so informative, allowing us to make the best choices for the birth we wanted. When I did go into labor, she provided excellent support for myself and my husband. Through my labor, which lasted over 24 hours, Sandra was right by my side the entire time. She kept me focused and comfortable. Sandra brought with her to the hospital a variety of things that helped me through labor, even cooled wash cloths for my forehead! Even though we had a few unexpected turns during the course of my labor, she worked with us when we needed a change of plan, supporting us and our decisions through the entire process.
Sandra truly helped make our birth a wonderful experience. We are so thankful to have found her. I highly recommend her!!”