Love Notes & Website Birth Stories
Each website you see here is truly unique, representing the vision and style of each birth or holistic professional I work with. Building a website is a lot of work, and in the process there are undoubtedly moments when we are stuck at 6m, in transition, and or even stalled in early labor! My job as your website doula is to help you create a website with a sense of confidence, excitement, and ease. I do my best to stay true to your preferences while also providing skilled guidance with design and content. Click on these links to visit the site or learn more about the website birth story.
Working with Sarah is pure pleasure! She is delightful, grounded, and deeply knowledgeable.
“Working with Sarah is pure pleasure! She is delightful, grounded, and deeply knowledgeable. I began working with her through her ecourse ‘SEO Birth Plan’. It brought me into a world I knew little about and gave me confidence to both expand the back-end and enhance the user-side of my website. After the class I knew she was the one to hire to upgrade my website. She was wonderful with communication. She was clear about the path. And incredibly supportive with any questions. Technology almost always gets complicated, and Sarah navigated through any challenge with grace. I will absolutely work with her again. This is just the beginning! Thank you so much, Sarah. Xoxo.”
She was not only able to help with design, graphics and the feel for my new site, she was able to provide guidance when it came to language, tone of voice and content.
“I came across Sarah, the Website Doula, through Facebook. I needed to redesign my website and needed help in doing so. I was looking for someone with great technical abilities, but also someone who understood the intricacies of birth and postpartum doula work.
As a former doula, Sarah totally fit the bill! She was not only able to help with design, graphics and the feel for my new site, she was able to provide guidance when it came to language, tone of voice and content. I am extremely happy with my new website, have had excellent feedback from clients and I highly recommend Sarah to help you with yours!!””
She has clear, streamlined systems and workflows to help you move the daunting task of building a website forward…
“Completing my website was a huge hurdle for me and hiring Sarah was by far the best thing I ever did to overcome that hurdle. Her resources, guidance, encouragement and feedback were exactly what I needed as a birth professional, a business owner and a working mama! She knows the ins and outs of both the birth world and website/marketing world.
She has clear, streamlined systems and workflows to help you move the daunting task of building a website forward. I return back to her website regularly for wisdom and resources, and continue to learn so much about mindful, holistic business practices, valuing myself and my services, and how to market them.”
Patience and support – just like a birth doula – make Sarah a great person to work with…
“When I started looking a designer for an overhaul of my very basic website I knew I had found the right person in Sarah. She is so clear and concise; it was obvious that her custom website design was meant for someone like me. We designed a new site from the ground up – content, design, branding and SEO. I really appreciated how she made sure I understood what was needed every step of the way, and helped me flesh out my ideas. I am so happy with the site; it’s exactly what I envisioned: Fresh, fun, clean and professional. The inquiries are already rolling in, so it’s also pleased my ideal client, which is exactly what it should be doing!”
With Sarah’s help and focus, I’m happy to say that my website is a true refection of me and my work.
“With Sarah’s help and focus, I’m happy to say that my website is a true reflection of me and my work. Many web designers don’t have a real understanding of how to help a practitioner express their voice and speak to their clients in an authentic and meaningful way. Sarah understands how important it is for holistic practitioners to reach their audience without feeling insincere.
She helped me streamline my many services, into a connected, coherent site which is welcoming and easy to navigate. She also helped me learn some valuable skills so that I could maintain and update my website as needed.”
Lovely to work with – smart, funny & responsible.
“When I hired Sarah I was feeling frustrated by the limitations of my DIY website. It was time to hire a professional, and I have no regrets about my choice! From the start, I was impressed. She came to our visioning call with a design in mind and lots of free/affordable resources to help me get ready for my new site. Her wonderful way with words was a bonus. During visioning calls, she would rattle off wording that was exactly what I wanted to convey and I could barely keep up trying to write it all down! Her suggestions improved my site content quite a bit.
She did a wonderful job of giving guidance while also being responsive to my concerns and questions. I’ve heard that sometimes other people using designers have long delays and similar frustrations. Working with Sarah I did not experience any of that. She’s also a lovely person to work with–smart, funny and responsible. I would encourage anyone to contact Sarah for some great website doula-ing!”
I’ve gotten more clients who have found me online within the past month than ever before…
“Business is growing, and I’ve gotten more clients who have found me online within the past month than ever before. People are definitely responding to the new site! I loved working with Sarah! Because she understood my work as a birth/holistic health professional, she really captured the vision I had for my site. I loved that I was really involved in the process and Sarah was patient with me through it all. I’m so pleased with the outcome and highly recommend her!”
I appreciated that Sarah came to the table with more than just web design skills. Her background in birth work meant that she automatically understood many of my goals, desires, and hopes.
“Sarah was a delight to work with. A true professional every step of the way, I knew that I could trust her to make changes in line with my vision and make the best use of the hours and money I budgeted for this project. As a doula and childbirth educator, I appreciated that Sarah came to the table with more than just web design skills. Her background in birth work meant that she automatically understood many of my goals, desires, and hopes. Always the educator, she handed the reins to me when she knew that I could handle a task and taught me how to keep my website up to date moving forward. She was the perfect combination of designer and mentor and helped me feel validated and motivated to make important changes on my website.”
She is creative, full of inspired suggestions and useful tips, yet responsive to my direction and ideas…
I can honestly say that not only would I never even have attempted this without Sarah as my website doula, I definitely NEVER would’ve gotten it done!
Sarah has an infectious enthusiasm for website design, and was masterful at taking my loosely formed ideas and bringing my vision to life. Sarah is an absolute pleasure to work with!
I was surprised that I actually enjoyed the process of creating my website…
“I can’t believe that we have done it! It has meant a lot to me that she didn’t make me feel bad or wrong as I went through my process. I loved how she likened it to birthing, and let me know that we would go through the “process”, and that we WOULD come out with a website at the end, especially when I was doubting myself! Her encouragement was priceless, and I’m amazed that she got me to do things that I never would have been able to make myself do.
I was surprised that I actually enjoyed the process of creating my website, though I did procrastinate at certain points. Sarah was always there, not pushing me, but checking in at the times we had agreed upon, and encouraging me in the most helpful ways. I appreciated her initiative with formatting and fonts, after a small bit of direction from me. I am very happy with my site, and am getting great reviews.”
She truly did doula me through the process…
When I decided I needed a new website, I felt overwhelmed and put it off for a long time. Then I found Sarah! She was spot on in understanding my vision and helping me achieve it. Even though I resisted a little, I learned so many things about SEO, layout and design features, editing, and “secret codes” along the way.
She was patient and encouraging and helped me see my potential; exactly what I strive to do for my own doula clients every day! The final product was quite different than I had envisioned initially, but it is oh so much better than what I had come up with in my imagination. Hire a pro, it makes all the difference! Thank you, Sarah, for guiding me every step of the way. You were MY calming presence!
My website has already paid for itself!
“I just wanted you to know I got an inquiry from a prospective doula client who said she really loved my website and felt a connection to me based on the information and pictures. She also said the signed video was the deal breaker on who to call. She’s not deaf, but works with kids with disabilities and felt my experience with deaf people would indicate I was her kind of doula. So, thank you again for all your guidance and helping my business have an awesome website.”
Sarah’s focus, knowledge and encouragement made the process enjoyable…
“I am so grateful that I had Sarah design and build my website. She truly is a website doula extraordinaire! I had already worked with one designer, but got stuck in the process and felt discouraged.
Sarah’s focus, knowledge and encouragement made the process enjoyable. When I felt overwhelmed, she broke it down into manageable steps. When I felt stuck she encouraged me on. She offered the perfect balance between supporting me in the process and getting the job done. Thank you Sarah!”
For a small business, the investment in working with Sarah felt like a pretty big risk.
Your business is worth the investment, and you will definitely see a return. The skills and tools you’ll learn making the most of your online space will be carried forward throughout the life of your business. Sarah really understands our work as doulas and childbirth educators and how that impacts the way we present ourselves online.
Working with Sarah turned the daunting task of redesigning my site into something achievable and fun…
“Let me start by saying, I am not techy. The idea of website creation was really overwhelming to me. Even the idea of working with a designer or developer was overwhelming. What would I say? How could I communicate my needs? I couldn’t just hand control over to someone else. I had ideas. I needed help to formulate them. I reached out to the wonderful Sarah Juliusson, on the other side of the world. She was exactly what I needed. There is no force equal to that of a determined woman. With Sarah’s hand-holding and kind encouragement I have mastered WordPress!
Working with Sarah turned the daunting task of redesigning my site into something achievable and fun. Sarah helped me realize my vision in the creative process while empowering me with the skills to maintain and update the site myself – something I’ve never been able to do before. Now my site is truly mine!”
She empowered me with the tools I needed while taking care of the many details behind the scenes…
Sarah offered the perfect support for the creation of my new website. Her years of experience as a doula combined with her savvy tech skills were exactly what I needed. I felt understood as a birth professional AND completely taken care of in the many areas of website design and implementation. Throughout the entire process, Sarah was encouraging, patient and knowledgable. My site is both beautiful and highly functional. I loved co-creating with her, and am in love with my website. I couldn’t be happier!
The best business decision I ever made was to hire you to replace my old WIX site
The best business decision I ever made was to hire you to replace my old WIX site with a custom WordPress site. I can not believe the difference it has made and my site has only been live for 3 weeks! It now shows up on the first page of google, and I have gotten 10, yes 10 new clients in the past week!
It was a smooth, stress free experience working with Sarah, her creativity and sharp eye made such an impact on my experience! Hiring Sarah as your Website Doula will be the best investment you make for your growing business.
I had been using a DIY website for about five years and was tired and frustrated by the limitations…
When I hired Sarah I had been using a DIY website for about five years. I was tired and frustrated by the limitations on what I could do, even though I had taught myself a lot over the years. Unless I wanted to learn how to code, I knew it was time to hire a professional. I have no regrets about choosing Sarah! From the start, I was impressed. She came to our visioning call with a format in mind and lots of free/affordable resources to help me gather what I needed in order to complete my part of the work.
One bonus I found to working with Sarah is her wonderful way with words. During our visioning call, she would rattle off phrases that were exactly what I wanted to convey and I could barely keep up with my note taking, trying to capture her wording! I am not a bad writer, but I think that Sarah’s editing and suggestions improved the language on my site quite a bit.
She did a wonderful job of balancing giving guidance with being responsive to my concerns about particular details. I’ve heard that sometimes other people using website designers have long delays and other similar frustrations. Working with Sarah I did not experience any of that. She’s also a lovely person to work with–smart, funny and responsible. I would encourage anyone interested in a new website to contact Sarah for some great website doula-ing!
The course was a huge support…
“The course was a huge support to everything connected with the actual “launching” of my business. The dormancy of my site…the lack of clarity of my model…the encouragement to keep what was truly me…each of these things you were a part of and I am forever grateful.”
A website that genuinely reflects our personalities, our brand and our hope for our clients
“Sarah is passionate about helping women succeed with their birth business! Her vision has inspired many doulas and other holistic professionals to take their businesses seriously. Working with Sarah on our online branding has helped us to create a website that genuinely reflects our personalities, our brand and our hope for our clients – that they be drawn into a warm, supportive community through their contact with us.
If you’re looking for someone to help you focus and refine your vision with a beautiful aesthetic design that will communicate those ideals on your website, you can’t go wrong with The Website Doula.”
A unique blend of technical savvy, business acumen, deep listening and creativity.
“Sarah is creative genius in motion. She teased out truths that were ready to shine in my business – things I hadn’t previously crystallized – and gently and competently provided them safe passage into a new online presence. I feel even more clear about the direction of my business.
Sarah has the ability to dive deep – she listens deeply, speaks from knowledge and experience, and is willing to try new things! It was a pure joy for me to see and sense how much FUN she was having as she created my site. I also appreciated knowing that she focused primarily on the building of my site during the time frame we agreed upon, and has plenty of resources and tutorials available to help guide the way. It felt good knowing we were both rowing the boat together, at the same time.
When I showed the website to my grandmother, she said, “Holy Shit!” My grandma doesn’t swear, and she said, “Holy Shit!”.