Sarah’s Training

Sarah has been the primary doula for over 375 births and has assisted clients with natural birth, medicated birth, cesarean birth, VBAC birth, VBAMC birth, home birth, water birth, hospital birth, stillbirth/infant loss, multiples, adoption, moms over 40, same sex couples, high-profile clients, and has been the primary support person for mom’s who have a deployed spouse.

 

Sarah’s Training:

  • September 2008  Doula Training taught by Carrie Kenner of Big Belly Services of Seattle
  • Summer 2009  “Supporting VBAC clients” by Sharon Muza
  • March 2010  “Breastfeeding for Doulas” taught by Sarah Hunington
  • April 2010  “The Domestic Doula” homebirth training with Jane Drichta & Jodilyn Owen
  • September 2010  “Breastfeeding Success” at St. Francis Hospital
  • May 2011  Seminar taught by Penny Simkin and Ina May Gaskin
  • May 2011  Officially DONA certified as a birth doula
  • June 2011  Rebozo training by Carrie Kenner
  • June 2011  TENS unit training by Carrie Kenner
  • October 2012 passed the Neonatal Resuscitation Exam
  • March 2013  South Sound ICAN Chapter Leader
  • April 2013  Babys’R’Us Class Instructor
  • May 2013  Powerful Prenatals by Carrie Kenner
  • July 2013  Full Circle Placenta Encapsulation training
  • August/September 2014  Assisted Penny Simkin with her childbirth classes
  • March 2015  REACHE conference: “Avoiding the primary cesarean”
  • March 2015  “Supporting Families in Grief/Infant Loss” training by Carrie Kenner
  • October 2015  Northwest Doula Conference
  • March 2016  REACHE conference: “What does today’s research say?” Helping expectant parents understand evidence-based care”
  • June 2016  Joined the REACHE board as secretary
  • July 2016  four day DONA conference
  • August 2016 hired as a birth doula at the Midwifery Birth Center at St. Joseph Medical Center
  • March 2017 REACHE conference “Provocative Topics for Today’s Birth Professional”
  • October 2017 Northwest Doula Conference
  • March 2018 two day Spinning Babies workshop

Sarah has assisted births at the following locations:

  • Home births
  • The Birthing Inn in Tacoma
  • St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Midwifery Birth Center at St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Tacoma General Hospital
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Valley Medical Center
  • St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw
  • Foothills Birth Center in Enumclaw
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Swedish Ballard
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Edmonds
  • Swedish Issaquah
  • Group Health Hospital
  • Highline Hospital
  • Auburn General Hospital
  • Harrison Hospital in Silverdale
  • Bremerton Naval Hospital
  • Eastside Birth Center in Bellevue
  • The Center for Birth in Seattle
  • Puget Sound Birth Center in Kirkland
  • Puget Sound Birth Center in Renton
  • St. Pete’s Hospital in Olympia
  • Capital Medical Center in Olympia
  • Evergreen Hospital
  • Northwest Hospital
  • Overlake Hospital