What people are saying......
Sarah Larson acted as our doula for the birth of our first son in Madras, Oregon from October 6 through October 8, 2013. In addition to providing us with a thorough educational background for the birth, Sarah showed exemplary skill and knowledge, as well as outstanding steadfastness during a prolonged labor and unexpected cesarean section birth. Her calm yet resolute presence throughout the labor was invaluable. In particular, Sarah provided useful advice concerning techniques utilized during labor, afforded a high level of emotional support to both mother and father, and helped us make timely and often difficult decisions regarding the birth. We deeply appreciate Sarah’s presence at the birth and acknowledge the high degree of service and commitment she provided us at a most important moment in our lives. Sarah earned our highest recommendation and we encourage future parents-to-be to enlist her services.
Wilbur and Holly Barrick
I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all that you have done for us. you have been a wonderful teacher, motivator, doula, and we consider you a dear friend. i could not imagine what my birthing experience would have been like without you. i hope to stay in touch...and not just through facebook! would love to maybe grab a coffee/tea with you every now and then to catch up and hear how life is...besides, i want willow to get to know you!
Sarah taught a phenomenal birthing class during my first pregnancy, her experience with her children and assisting so many women with healthy pregnancies and deliveries is amazing. I continue to share and pass along the information I learned from Sarah. Healthy Mothers are the key to healthy children and families...keep up the great work!
Thanks Sarah for the pictures and the potluck but also for all you do to support, educate, encourage and empower families in our community. I will be forever grateful. ColleenThanks you so much for coming and getting the placenta and making the pills so fast!! I'm so excited about them! We will let you know when we need them again! Maybe in a couple of years!!
Love, Josh and Jen
Thanks again for the placenta encapsulation. I've felt a more gradual change in hormones and doctor said my C Section looked like it was at 6 weeks when he checked it just 2 weeks after surgery. It must be a God thing and the placenta that He designed so meticulously.
"I know I would have gone to the hospital way too soon and missed that early, relaxed labor at home if we had not taken your class."
"Thank you so much for including me in this series of birth education classes. Even though I have taken Lamaze, Bradley, Hypnobirth and Motherwise classes, your program is by far the best and most complete. I learned a lot!"
Thanks, Pat ..... a doula in training
Sarah, Thank you so much for coming and geting the placenta and making the pills so fast!! I'm so excited about them! We will let you know when we need them again. Maybe in a couple of years!
Josh and Jen
"At our home birth, Sarah was there for us as well as for our four year old daughter, who, by the way loves her and asks when she might be coming back.
Mike and Marcella
"Having Sarah as our doula was priceless. She was supportive when needed, knew when to help and when to stand aside. Sarah understands the importance and value of natural childbirth and worked well with all involved to support it. She was always there for us and we would highly recommend her to any mother-to-be."
Angus and Michael
"I wish every expectant parent would take your class whether they are planning a natural birth or not. It really gave us the confidence and reassurance that we would not have otherwise had"
"Thanks so much for your class and for sharing your knowledge. My husband was awesome in coaching me and wouldn't have had a clue without the class."
"You gave us the understanding of the birth process and confidence in my body and my instincts." Andi
"Thanks for being a great birthing educator and for always being available. You are a true blessing to this community! Keep doing what you are doing! You have helped so many families and couples."
Love, Beth, Jeremy and Arianna
"Sarah has a deep understanding of supporting natural childbirth. Her experience as a childbirth educator and love of birth are such attributes to her role as a doula. I recently had the experience of witnessing her stepping back to engage the father at a home birth. Knowing when to step in or have a supportive back-up role is essential for any doula."
Janette Gyesky, Licensed Midwife
"Sarah's continual, calm presence gave us the confidence that we needed to follow our birth plan" Adella and Dan
"My experience with Sarah was priceless!! I had my first child without a doula and Sarah assisted with the birth of my second son....no comparison. She was there for me every step of the way. From walking the halls and rubbing my back to the constant encouragement and comfort I received from her during labor....she is just plain awesome! I would recommend her services to all moms to be.
Thank you again so much and I hope all is well with you and your family."
Lots of Love, Faith
"Our doula was right there to ask questions at the hospital and to get the information to us that we needed during labor. It is very difficult to understand and respond to hospital policies when you are in labor. Sarah was the advocate who could give us knowledge necessary to achieve the birth we wanted. We couldn't have been satisfied without her" Janice and Tim
"Thanks so much for your support throughout my pregnancy and postpartum. I'm so fortunate to have you in my life!"