Yes, there really is a website doula!
As a doula and childbirth educator for 20+ years, and now as a website doula (since 2011), I know how important your work is – to you, and the families you serve. I’m delighted to be able to offer website doula care through custom WordPress website design, doula website templates, hourly website support, and my ebooks and courses.
I love this stuff. Design. Copy editing. Coding! It’s a strange and unexpected thing to love, but I hope I can help you fall at least a little bit in love with the potential these skills can offer your birth practice. I see my role as a creative way to contribute to our shared vision of transforming our birth culture. I want to see your practice thrive! >> Read my promise to you…
The ideal combination of skills to assist a birth worker…
“Sarah offers the ideal combination of skills to assist a birth worker in launching the business or website of their dreams. Her personal experience in birth work for over 20 years provides the backdrop that helps you to match your skills with your ideal client.She has that rare gift of inspiration combined with practical skills, an asset to anyone who wants to bring the dream of their birth business into reality. Sarah is an expert doula for the birth professional and a wise investment.”
Kathie Neff CD(DONA), Certified Birthing From Within Mentor
The sensitivity and responsiveness of a doula…
“You so beautifully bring together technical know-how, business smarts, a strong aesthetic and with the sensitivity and responsiveness of a doula.
Thank you, Sarah for taking me through this big process of putting my work on line, in the world.”
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!
Her inside knowledge of being a working doula…
“Her inside knowledge of being a working doula, along with her marketing and web design skills make choosing Sarah’s website design services the obvious choice. My site has already paid for itself, but more importantly, I am enjoying working with clients that are a great fit for me.”
Birth and Postpartum Doula
“Someone there who can explain, comfort, and advise…
“When we hire a doula, it’s because we know we potentially might be freaking out when things get dicey. We want someone there who can explain, comfort, and advise – an advocate, a friend. Sarah is all of these things.”
So what exactly do I do as a website doula?
As a website designer, my goal is to feel more like a website doula. I offer practical, emotional, and technical support from the conception through the birth of your dream website for your birth or postpartum practice. You enjoy the benefits of working with a web designer who understands the unique online needs of a birth or postpartum business website, from registration forms to testimonials and resource pages.
While the custom design option allows for comprehensive website doula care, I offer a range of design packages based on your budget, desire to be involved with building your site, and skill level. Those of you who attend births can attest to the countless small acts of support that together can transform a birth experience.
As your website doula, I'm there by your side, sometimes taking the lead, and sometimes offering quiet nudges and practical tips to help you make the most of your website.
How to get connected...
If you are curious to learn more about your options for website doula care, I encourage you to contact me for a free 20 minute consultation. No pressure, no upselling, just solid advice helping you identify your next best steps. You can of course also join me on my facebook page as well as on the facebook group for Heart | Soul | Business where I am a moderator.