My passion is to help women believe again in the beautifully designed partnership between their own and baby’s bodies to achieve the miracle of birth. Whatever challenges arise in the process, Tulip Doula Services promises to give calm, creative, and uplifting care to both mother and partner. Whether prenatal, during labor, or postpartum, I will provide mothers with information and resources to the best of my ability so that they may be confident, energized, and proud of their decisions.
DONA International (2019)
The VBAC Link Advanced Doula Training (2023)
As a certified doula, I offer a free consultation, up to two prenatal visits, phone and text support leading up to the birth, in person labor support within an hour of requesting my assistance, and finally a postpartum visit to process the birth experience and give a baby gift. Labor support is my passion and joy. I can't wait to share this wonderful birthday with you!
I would absolutely recommend Sarah to anyone and everyone that is going to have a baby. My husband and I started working with Sarah when we were 10 weeks pregnant. The bond I grew with Sarah over the course of my pregnancy was exactly what I was looking for when I originally thought about having a doula. Sarah was always there to answer any questions I had, and she is very knowledgeable. You can tell Sarah loves what she does. She was truly amazing and the best support my husband and I needed when it came to the delivery. Thank you so much!
- Allyson W.
Sarah was amazing, before, during, and after the birth! She took the time for me, day or night, to check in on me or reply to my texts, gave us great resources and tips before birth, and helped with different ways to support me throughout the hours of labor! I had such a beautiful birth experience and am so happy that I had Sarah's help.
- Christina T.
I have used Sarah as my doula for 2 births and each time she has gone above and beyond and was a great asset to my birth team. My first birth was in the hospital and my second was a home birth - each time, Sarah was extremely helpful with positioning, comfort measures, and many little details that would have otherwise been overlooked, but added to make a wonderful birthing environment. Afterward, we were even given a story of the timeline of events of labor day, which is so special to me to help me remember it. She is extremely educated and shares her knowledge in a gentle way to help you be as informed as possible about everything, but in it all, respects that your choices are final. Sarah is all-around amazing, if you are on the fence about hiring a doula, I highly recommend her!
- Jolynn V.
I knew I wanted to hire Sarah as my doula the moment I met her. She is so sweet and she listened to all my fears I had about labor and birth, which were many since this was my second pregnancy (I was hoping and planning for a VBAC with this one!) and I’d had a very negative experience with my first birth. She gave informed answers to all my questions and helped me work through all those fears. Before I even hired her, she was giving me helpful tips and sending lots of podcasts and videos about topics I had expressed concern about. By the second time I met with Sarah at the coffee shop, I felt like we had known each other forever and that I could talk with her about anything! During labor, Sarah set up the birth space with string lights, posted positive scripture affirmations around the room, started up the essential oil diffuser, and played the most serene music on her portable speaker. It really felt like an oasis! Sarah was by my side for at least 17 hours, from 10am that morning until the wee hours of the next morning; she even came with me to the hospital when I ended up needing stitches. Her presence lit up any room that she walked into, so of course I wanted to take her with me wherever I went! She held my hand through many many contractions and offered helpful tips on different things to try. My baby was malpositioned, so we had many hours of moving around and trying different positions and methods to get baby to move. She stayed positive the whole time and offered encouragement when I felt like I could not go on. Postpartum, she made sure I was adjusting well and continued to offer encouragement and support. Sarah made my home birth experience so much better than I thought it was going to be, and turned my negative view on birth completely in the opposite direction. In the past, my perspective on doulas had been “what’s the point? Do I really need one of those?” Now I don’t even want to imagine what my labor and birth would have been like without a doula! Or maybe I was just very blessed to have found this one in a million kind of person who made such a huge impact on my birth experience….and on my life! If I ever get pregnant again, there is no doubt in my mind that I would hire Sarah again in a heartbeat!
- Rachel H.
From the moment I met Sarah, I knew I would love working with her. At our first meeting, she was kind, gentle, positive, affirming, professional, knowledgeable, and serene. All of these wonderful qualities were on full display throughout my birth experience with her. Unsure of whether or not I should start getting ready to go to the hospital, I called Sarah in the middle of the night and described my contraction patterns to her. Predicting that I would be admitted to the hospital soon, she gave me great advice about how to cope with the contractions and how to determine when I should go to the hospital. Sure enough, my husband and I were packing up our car for the hospital an hour later. When I was admitted to the hospital at 6:00 AM, I was five centimeters dilated. Sarah joined us there and immediately turned our hospital birthing suite into a peaceful oasis. She dimmed the lights, draped string lights around the room, and hung up scripture-based birth affirmations. Throughout active labor, my favorite coping mechanism was to walk through contractions, exhale longer than inhale, and apply counter-pressure to my lower back with my thumbs. I stubbornly did not want to try different positions or coping mechanisms. Fortunately for me, Sarah knew that frequently changing positions helps babies navigate through their mother’s bodies, which allows labor to progress more quickly. So, she continued to gently suggest new positions throughout my active labor even though I declined most of them. Without her constantly prompting me to change positions, I probably would not have progressed as quickly as I did. Sarah also never stopped monitoring my contractions. My husband often got distracted by a nurse or doctor who suddenly walked into our birthing suite, but Sarah always kept her eyes on me during contractions, making sure I was still coping well. Suddenly, my tried-and-true coping mechanism stopped working when I hit transition. Sarah noticed this right way and immediately suggested that I get into our birthing suite’s shower. Five minutes after being in the hot shower, I felt the urge to push. I got out of the shower and had a nurse check me. She said I was eight and a half to nine centimeters dilated, so Sarah suggested that I get back into the shower. Five minutes after I got back into the shower, I felt a greater urge to push and something descending. It was my amniotic sack, which still hadn’t ruptured yet. I got onto my hands and knees on the hospital bed, and a nurse told me that I was fully dilated and ready to push. After forty-five minutes of pushing, my daughter was born at 3:08 PM. As a first-time mom, I couldn’t believe that my active labor, transition period, and pushing phase only lasted nine hours. Sarah’s constant care and advice played a huge role in this. Without her, I am sure I would have lingered in active labor for much longer, and I might not have coped throughout transition. She was an invaluable part of my positive birth experience, and working with her was an absolute delight. I cannot recommend her enough!
- Elizabeth S.