"And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom... let it be."
- John Lennon & Paul McCartney
speaking words of wisdom... let it be."
- John Lennon & Paul McCartney
What my clients are saying...
"Sarah was such an amazing birth doula for our family! We met her during her childbirth classes at Baby & Co and were lucky enough to work with her for our birth. She is so kind and knowledgeable and provided so much great information before, during and even after our daughter's birth. She helped us feel calm & confident during labor and I know I would not have been able to birth my daughter naturally without her support. Her passion for and experience with childbirth, combined with her soothing personality are the perfect combination for a doula partner. I cannot recommend her enough!" - Laura Mae M., Dilworth, Charlotte
"My wife and decided to work with Sarah while having our first child. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with through the crazy process of preparing for birth and the actually giving birth. We really enjoyed every single meeting we had with Sarah leading up to the birth and the postpartum visits too. She has an amazing presence about her that is calming and her positive energy is easily felt in whatever room she’s in. My wife and I are very thankful we worked with Sarah and would highly recommend her services to anyone." - Chas and Meghan, NoDa, Charlotte
"I can't say enough good things about Sarah. She was a huge part of my support team for the birth of our baby boy in the wee hours of the morning on July 26, 2016. Before going into labor, Sarah was always available for advice. When it was game time, she really helped with maintaining my breath, gently suggesting changing position changes, and providing a comforting touch. She helped me feel in control throughout the process. I appreciated the affirmations she set up in my room and her words of encouragement. After 50 hours of labor, i had to transfer from Baby+Co to the hospital due to meconium. I was even more thankful to have her go with me and continue to support in the hospital. She did a wonderful job of keeping the experience special for my husband and I, while also supporting us both. "Playing" tug-o-war during pushing was incredibly helpful. I'm proud that, with her support, I was able to have the natural birth I wanted. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for guidance during birth. I plan to contact her for our next baby." - Kristen Kannen, Charlotte, NC
"I had Sarah encapsulate my placenta, and it was such a great experience. She picked it up, answers any questions you may have and I truly felt such a difference! If you are on the fence about encapsulating your placenta do it!! Sarah is the sweetest and so wonderful." - Marisa Holman, Gastonia
"Sarah was my birth doula for our first son born November 2016 as well as doing my placenta encapsulation. Being pregnant for the first time I had so many questions that Sarah was always quick to respond to and very thorough. I had a difficult labor with back pain that made it hard to relax but was determined to keep my birth nautral as long as I could. Sarah helped guide me through positions and knew when it was time to move onto something else before I even realized it. The BEST part was when she helped move my baby from a posterior position and got rid of my back labor! I made a personal decision to transfer from the birthing center to hospital to rest in the end. We later found out there was meconium while I was pushing but she helped keep me calm and assured me everything would be ok. She stayed right beside me while helping to encourage pushing my perfectly healthy 9.7 lbs baby into this world!
Not only was Sarah a huge support during birth for both my husband and I but afterwards as well. Being a new mom I had so many questions and concerns about care for our newborn, breastfeeding and my recovery. I don't know what I would have done without the genuine support, love and patience Sarah showed us throughout the past few months. I'll definitely have her by my side with our next pregnancy and birth! She's THE best! - Brook Machin, Charlotte NC
"From the moment I met Sarah I knew she was one of the sweetest souls I had ever had the pleasure to meet. She supported both my husband and I through my pregnancy and labor and delivery, as well as postpartum. She was so caring and nurturing to our needs as we welcomed our son into the world. She continues to be a support to us and we recommend her to all of our friends and family who are expecting!" - Susan Goodwin, Charlotte NC
"Sarah was my doula for our daughter's birth and was an amazing Godsend! My husband, parents, and I are so grateful for her support, knowledge, and presence, especially as things took unexpected turn after unexpected turn! None of us would have wanted to go through this experience without her!" - Lauren Setzer, Charlotte, NC
"Sarah has the most beautiful, maternal way about her. She puts me at ease just by talking to me. She is fabulous, professional, and a joy to be around!" - Meg Hendery, owner of Queen City Newborn Care, Charlotte, NC
"Sarah is a compassionate and loving mother who has often inspired me. I could not recommend anyone more than her to walk alongside you in whatever stage of birth/post-partum/motherhood you find yourself. She is encouraging, real, inspiring and loving and she gives her whole heart to whatever she does." - Katie Grasso, Fayetteville, NY
"I have known Sarah for over ten years, and I've never met anyone with such a passion for motherhood and supporting fellow moms. What I love about Sarah is her ability to connect with people from all walks of life and meet them where they're at in such a humble and caring way. Sarah really took me under her wing, helping me navigate my pregnancies, births, and parenting. She was especiallysupportive in my struggle to breast feed my first child. I was ready to give up, and she was there encouraging me every step of the way until it finally clicked. Sarah has so much to offer; there is no other doula I'd rather have by my side." - Katie Carmickle, Syracuse, NY
"Working with Sarah completely changed my entire pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. She was the perfect balance of support, guidance, love, inspiration and knowledge that me and my husband needed to have a successful natural birth. Her ability to hear my concerns, fears, triumphs and successes and get me to the next level regardless of what that entailed empowered me to have the kind of birth I had been dreaming of. I would recommend anyone having a baby work with Sarah and her team. Years later I am still able to look back on that very special day and be happy about every moment and so much of that is wrapped around that care I received from my doula." - Victoria Carosella Baecker, Troy, NY
"I met Sarah after having had a really difficult experience having my first baby. I knew her first as a trusted friend, and then asked her to be by my side as my Doula for the birth of my second baby. During my pregnancy, Sarah nurtured me over many pots of tea shared together while we talked about all things related to birth, babies and breastfeeding. After finally achieving the peaceful birth I had been longing for, everything in my world shifted. I felt empowered and innately capable of giving birth as well as the various challenging aspects of motherhood, and life." - Meghan Reed, Syracuse, NY
"Sarah was my doula for my 2nd son, 8 years ago! Her gentle compassion, constant support (during the birth as well as during my pregnancy and pp), and loving nature allowed us to confidently welcome our 2nd son into our arms in just the way we wanted. She almost ended up delivering him too since once labor got going things progressed quickly and she was the only one who believed me when I started pushing! The hospital staff was sure there was no way I was ready to push. Having supported me through the labor, she knew exactly where I was at and got the help needed into the room. My husband and I were both so thankful to have her present at our son's birth! Sarah provided us with just the right balance of quiet, reassuring support and yet stayed out of the way so we could also support each other. She seemed to know just how and when to step in to offer help, keep my labor moving by offering helpful suggestions, speaking a firm but very loving word when I needed it because I got mentally stuck, and gave my husband breaks when needed. I loved having her at my birth and wished she had lived close enough to have attended my 3rd! I would highly recommend her services! - Missy Baumes, Troy, NY
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