Sarah was a wonderful doula! From the time that we first met her, she was very sweet and caring. Her knowledge of how to prepare was very reassuring and she was never timid. She always made time to answer questions and set us at ease. When it was time for the baby to come, she set up her portable birthing tub and set in for a long night. She did great guiding me to care for my wife and stepping in when I needed a break. I would definitely recommend her to anyone preparing for a home birth! —Randy, father of 3.
Hi there! I’m Sarah. Working with families and their babies is my passion and my calling. I have been educating myself about birth and babies since I was pregnant with my first child in 1999. I was naturally an 'attachment parent' and started making and selling infant slings. As a new mother I was trained as an Infant Massage and Communication instructor, deepening my interest and commitment to healthy families.
Having the blessing of a doula at the births of my children convinced me that becoming a doula was the path for me, and in 2006, I attended the DONA approved Sacred Doula Training at Breitenbush Hotsprings. This in-depth training that honors the rite of passage that IS birth, fueled my passion even more and since that time I have been helping families as a birth and postpartum doula. I love this work and feel incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to help birthing parents, their partners and their families have positive birth experiences and ease in the postpartum period. It truly enhances my life. I continue to educate myself about birth, women’s health and babies, and always find this work interesting and rewarding.
I have found that being a doula does not limit me to helping ONLY with birth and babies, but rather it is a part of who I am. I use the same reverence and skills to help people through all kinds of life transitions and challenges. Using reiki, other energetic practices and essential oils enhances the healing and help I can provide exponentially.
In 2018, in preparation to return to doula work, I completed Advanced Doula Trainings, with Carrie Kenner of Big Belly Services, including: Breastfeeding Resources, how to use a TENS system and Rebozo to aid labor and birth, Placenta Encapsulation, and Journey through the Pelvis, and Supporting Families through Grief. With all of this new information under my belt I am re-energized to work with birthing families and whomever may need my help.
I am the mother of five growing children and wife to a wiley wizard. I live in Beaverton Oregon, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.