Sarah Long is a doula trained through Dona international and is actively pursuing her certification. She completed her training in 2020 and has been passionate about birth since her first pregnancy nearly 10 years ago.
First with her own birth experiences, then with providing support in the birth of her nephew, Sarah was drawn to the birth world. She felt the urge to learn all that she could to help pregnant people feel empowered to gain knowledge and make decisions that are in their best interest.
In 2011 she and her husband found out they were expecting twins during their first pregnancy. They were scared, excited, overwhelmed, and nervous. Because twin pregnancies are considered "high risk," and both babies were in the breech position, she had a scheduled caesarian at 37 weeks. Although she didn't get the birth that she had envisioned, her postpartum journey with twins was very positive. Thanks to lots of help from family members and friends, Sarah was not alone with her baby girls until they were three months old. She felt like having so much support and help is the only way she survived.
Once the girls were a little bit older, they felt ready to grow their family again. Pregnancy number two was a singleton. This time around Sarah knew she wanted a different birth. She attempted a v-bac (vaginal birth after caesarian). She had a very long and challenging labor that ended in another caesarian.
Outside of helping pregnant families, Sarah loves to spend as much time outside as possible. She loves playing games, camping, and going to the lake.
She believes that our bodies are designed perfectly and they know exactly what to do to birth a baby. She wants nothing but the best and most memorable birth experience for you and she would love to meet with you to see if she is a good fit for you and your family. Text Sarah anytime!