Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator & Lactation Specialist
Hi! My name is Sarah Cruz and I am a labor and birth doula serving families on Oahu. After having had two wonderful pregnancies but terribly disappointing births, I became fascinated by all things dealing with pregnancy and birth. When I learned about doulas, a term I had never heard of, I realized that I have been providing this service to many women in my life. I have been a part of many births for friends whose husbands were deployed or away for training.
I have since taken formal doula training and I am in the process of obtaining my nursing degree with the hopes of becoming a midwife.
I believe that birth should be the most natural and empowering time in a woman’s life, but in order for it to be a great experience mothers need assistance. I have truly enjoyed being a loving, encouraging, and knowledgeable support person to all of the women whose births I have attended. It is my goal to help women understand their options and their own feelings so they may make the choices that are right for them. I believe that my role during labor is to help women through support, empowerment, and love. All women deserve to have a birth experience that leaves them with a sense of pride. I believe that an amazing mother-child bond begins with a mother’s choices being honored during her pregnancy and birth.
It would be my honor to be part of your journey and I look forward to working with you and your family.
On a more personal note:
I am married to a wonderful man and have been blessed with two amazing daughters. We are a military family and have been on Island since 2015.
Sarah's family is getting ready to leave our beautiful island home later this year (2019) and is no longer accepting primary clients. She will still be available as a back up doula for BBH through the summer. Mahalo for all your wonderful care Sarah, you will be missed.