I’ve been helping parents for the past 11 years by providing care for their children starting before birth by supporting their gentle birth as a birth doula, helping them reach their breastfeeding goals as a La Leche League leader, and caring for them in my home daycare. I have since retired from child care and moved to Southwest Michigan. I am excited to focus on my birth doula business, as well as expand on postpartum doula services in Berrien, VanBuren, Cass, Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties.
I am Sara and I have been married to my wonderful and supportive husband, Jason since 2002. We have three beautiful children; Xander, Hayden, and Hanna. I was uninformed during my first birth and had no extra support. The result of this was a birth full of interventions that left me full of regret that it was not the birth I wanted. Learning from that experience, my second and third births were empowering experiences, both completely natural and intervention-free.
During my third birth, I hired a birth doula and had an amazing experience. This lead me in finding my passion to support other women and their partners pregnancy, labor, birth, and becoming parents. I attended doula training at the Center for the Child Bearing Year in 2009, and have since then attended the births of over thirty beautiful babies.
My birth philosophy is my own. I believe that a mother and her partner should feel empowered in their decisions for their pregnancy and birth choices. As a doula, I provide the mother and partner, if applicable, with emotional support, physical comfort measures, give an unbiased viewpoint, and assist them in getting information to make their decisions. I will provide doula services to mothers that want a natural birth, a medicated birth, a cesarean birth, a vaginal birth after cesarean (vbac),a hospital birth, a birth center birth, or a home birth. I will provide support how ever I am needed.