Sarah Hetrick

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Pre-CD Labor

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Frederick Moms and Doulas

SERVICES PROVIDED: Labor Doula Support

About

AREAS SERVED: Frederick, MD within one hour

CONTACT INFO:

Phone: (410) 259-8504

Email:  sarah@frederickmomsanddoulas.com

Website:  frederickmomsanddoulas.com

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I am co-owner and founder of Frederick Moms and Doulas. I am dual trained by two organizations including ProDoula, and have extensive experience providing birth support in various labor settings and scenarios. I have also completed Lactation Management training and received my degree in Psychology. Being a mother myself, I also have first hand knowledge of what expectant and new mothers are thinking, feeling, and desire.

What led you to become a Doula?: I had a complicated birth with my daughter, however I was blessed to have two doulas by my side. Without their support, I'm unsure that I would have achieved the empowering and positive birth experience that I remember. I decided I wanted to be the person to help provide that same kind of support to other women.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

I am told that I am highly empathetic and compassionate, as well as organized and efficient.

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The Birth Partner, Kellymom.com, and Ina May's Guide to Childbirth.

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: How exciting! I hope she is enjoying this time and is surrounded by people that love her.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Unwavering support. Being a new mom is the best and most overwhelming time. Providing a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold, or a voice to cheer you on is always the most rewarding part of my job.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: This Is Us, Friends, and Scandal

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Wherever I can put my toes in the sand!

What is your favorite food?: Sushi

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Relaxing outside, reading a good book, or catching up with my girlfriends.

Who lives in your house?: I'm lucky enough to share my 100 year old home with my hard working husband, my sassy daughter, and our puppy Parker.