Client Testimonials

David said on 6/8/2022:

“Words cannot fully express how much Sandra Crawford means to our family. We took advantage of her Evidence Based Birth class and her full birth doula services. Both had a meaningful influence on our birth experience, preparing my wife and me for all the decisions and emotions we faced from pregnancy to birth and early parenthood. At every step — prenatal home visits, labor, and birth support, postpartum visits, and countless phone calls and texts — she was a trusted confidant, the voice of reason, and an overall one-woman support system. Now, we consider her something even more, a dear friend. Having her present for the birth of our son was an unexpected gift and something our family will cherish forever. One day, we cannot wait to introduce her to our dear son. Thank you, Sandra!”

David B.

Taylor said on 4/6/2022:

“We can’t say enough good things about our experience with Sandra! My husband and I have always been uncomfortable in medical environments, so we wanted a doula that would be comforting, as well as knowledgeable and supportive. Sandra was exactly that! We learned so much from the Evidence Based Birth® class she lead and the prenatal consultations helped us feel so much more confident leading up to the birth. Her presence at the birth was also very comforting and she provided us with information and support to help us make the decisions that were best for us. She was also very professional and kind in her interactions with all of the hospital staff. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an informed and compassionate doula!”

Taylor

Sandra said on 10/27/2021:

“We were extremely lucky to have Sandra follow and support us through our pregnancy and be part of our journey. Sandra is such a caring, calming, sweet soul and was an exceptional source of information, support and comfort throughout our pregnancy.

She was always readily available, and responded quickly and knowleagebly to all our messages. We also found her EBB (Evidence Based Birth) class very enjoyable and informative, and highly recommend it to any first-time parents.

Sandra is truly the best, professionally and personally. Book her and see for yourself!”

Sandra C.

Lucy said on 7/1/2021:

“Sandra was the most perfect doula for us. Throughout the uncertainties of the pandemic, she found ways to educate us and calm our myriad anxieties about being first time parents. She taught us how to advocate for ourselves during the birth experience, gave us so many tips for comfort during labor, and was on call for virtual support when the hospital rules weren’t going to allow doulas to attend births in person. In the end, the regulations lifted right before my due date and Sandra was able to be there in person in the end! She brought such a calming presence. After our daughter came, her postpartum checkups really allowed my husband and me to talk through settling into our new roles. It was all enormously helpful. Sandra, I can’t recommend you enough! Hope we get to stay in touch.”

Lucy M.

Juliet said on 7/2/2021:

“Sandra is just wonderful! We were expecting twins– our first children–and ended up having a C-section. Sandra had helped us prepare for all of what happened. After the twins arrived, she helped us process and adjust to our new life, she provided caring and gentle night care for the twins, and she was available for all of our (silly and not-so-silly) questions via text as we were learning how to take care of babies for the first time. We would highly recommend her to anyone!”

Juliet C.

Caitlin said on 4/27/2021:

“Sandra was our doula for the recent birth of our daughter in March 2021. It was a great experience, and I would highly recommend her. She was extremely helpful in the pre-natal visits in helping us to think about decisions we’d need to make during the delivery process, as well as bringing up helpful hints for managing life after the baby’s arrival. One important thing for me was that I always felt she supported me in whatever decisions we thought were best for us, especially around the delivery. She was also with us on the delivery day for the majority of my labor and was extremely helpful during that process as well. Continuous coaching as well as an additional support person was a huge help for me, and I believe helped lead to a more satisfying delivery experience. She was a peaceful and reassuring presence during the entire experience, and we would definitely enlist her help again in the future.”

Caitlin

Abby said on 11/30/2020:

“Sandra was incredibly helpful as we navigated pregnancy during a pandemic. We took her online class and felt much more confident as we headed into delivery. Her tools and resources she offered were invaluable!”

Abby

Maya said on 7/29/2020:

“Sandra was a kind and helpful presence in our lives both before and after the birth of our twins. She was always available to listen and provide direction to well-reasoned and researched information about pregnancy and childbirth. I never felt that Sandra was telling me what to do, but rather supporting my husband and I to make the right decision for us and our babies. She went above and beyond in coaching us in Spinning Babies to try to turn our breech little one and to provide me some relief from the lower back pain at the end of pregnancy. Her assistance in advance planning for postpartum also really made things run smoothly for us. Due to COVID and other circumstances, Sandra was not able to be there at the birth of our twins, but we felt her positive presence and influence still. Sandra provided us with postpartum doula services and I looked forward to every time she came to our home. She calmed me both through her words and attitude in that early period of sleep deprivation and wondering how my husband and I were ever going to take care of two tiny children during a global pandemic. I would unreservedly recommend hiring Sandra; she combines total professionalism and pre/postnatal knowledge with a steady and kind presence in even the most stressful times.”

Maya

Jill said on 3/16/2020:

“We used Sandra as our doula for the birth of our daughter in early February 2020, and it was such a great decision. Her calming personality made such an impact during our birth experience (and before and after!). She was and continues to be such a great resource for all of our birth and baby-related questions. This was our first hospital delivery (first was at a birth center), and we had a lot of anxious feelings leading up to it since it was our first time. She was so great at helping us deal with those feelings. Any time we’ve had a question or concern about anything, she provided articles and thoughts that helped us prepare ourselves. I would absolutely include her again if we were going to have more children, but we are done 🙂 I can’t recommend her enough!”

Jill M.

Bob said on 11/13/2019:

“Sandra was the perfect guide and companion during my wife’s pregnancy. Not only did she visit us twice in the weeks leading up to the birth to talk about various techniques and to help create our birth plan, but she also texted and otherwise communicated with us frequently throughout the whole process. She was always available and willing to help.

For any fathers or fathers-to-be that are considering hiring Sandra, she was a fantastic member of our little birth team. I was worried that hiring a doula would leave me out of the process, but Sandra assured me that she was there to support not only my wife but me as well. And she absolutely delivered on her promise. 

She reached out multiple times after the birth as well to check on us and our son and to offer some welcome new-parent advice. Her guidance throughout the whole process was invaluable, and we would definitely use her services again.”

Bob M.