Down-to-Earth, trustworthy and knowledgable

Sara Badger is down-to-earth. She is knowledgeable, honest, trustworthy and fun! There are many things I learned about pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding, from Sara and her wonderful team that nobody (including my obstetricians) told me about in my last 2 pregnancies. One of the first questions Sara asked me was “What does a homebirth look like for you?” I didn’t have a good answer and what I had pictured in my head didn’t even come close to the amazing experience of having my 3rd child peacefully at home thanks to the Women at Simply Born. Each person on Sara’s team has different skills and they each add something wonderful to your birth experience. These wise Women listen to you and care for you in a way that is so genuine and warm. Every question I had was answered and I looked forward to every visit with them because not only did they give good information but we had great conversations! My natural water birth was everything I hoped it would be and then some. It was intense but NOT painful (something that can’t be said for my 2 previous inductions even with an epidural). During labor I didn’t think twice about my decision to birth at home. I knew my baby and I were safe in Sara’s care. Afterward, I was so thankful to be at home resting in my bed while the Women at Simply Born cleaned up and even made me smoothies! There is absolutely nothing like being in your own clothes, in your own bed, with your new baby. I would do it a MILLION times over.

My home birth was fierce, beautiful and empowering

My home birth was fierce and beautiful and empowering. I walked away from this experience with a new found strength and complete faith in my maternal instincts. After my first daughter’s birth, I was left questioning my instincts, my self awareness, and every decision I made as a mother, all because my ability to choose was taken from me the moment I stepped foot in the hospital. Losing my power and control in those early moments with my first daughter stripped me of my self confidence thereafter. And I had no idea. All I knew was my hospital birth didn’t go as planned and I was disappointed, but I had a healthy baby, so I wasn’t sure why I was disappointed and I felt guilty for feeling disappointment, like, I didn’t appreciate the beautiful little girl God had blessed me with. I now realize that the “disappointment” I felt was actually self doubt and a feeling of weakness. Sara restored my power, strength, and confidence when she looked me in the eyes in a single fierce moment of labor and said, “Trust your body. You can do this.” Soon after, I confidently and proudly welcomed my second daughter into the world. This faith in my maternal instinct has resulted in an all around transformation in my approach to parenting, my relationship with my family and husband, and my career, a transformation which has created a general feeling of ease and tranquility in our lives. And it all started with Sara’s quiet and gentle words, “Trust your body. You can do this.” Thank you, Sara, for helping me find my power and self confidence again.