What some of our clients say
"I found Sara well into my third trimester, I was unsure for a while if I even wanted a doula, but after meeting her with my husband I knew she was what I was looking for. I wanted someone to help us know what was going on and help us know all of our options, after all he and I decided to skip all the classes, and she did exactly that. We had our first prenatal appointment with her and loved how she helped us figure out our birth plan and what we wanted and taught us some different techniques for pain management and things to try.
A week later my water broke unexpectedly at 36 weeks and when I called her, she helped me calm down and reassured me that everything would be fine. She met us at the hospital and was there the entire time. The labor was far from what we thought, but sara was there every step of the way. From getting the epidural that I was trying so hard to avoid, to almost being forced into a c section, she was the calm breath of fresh air that I needed as I mentally wanted to panic.
When i felt like my body was failing me and not doing what it needed, she was there to calm me and help me through the crazy contractions and letting me know how well I was doing when I felt defeated.
I also must say that she offered to take pictures of the birth and they are truly so special. Something my husband and I will be able to look back on for that very special moment our son was born. I now know, that if my husband and I have another child, I will be calling Sara as soon as possible to make sure she will be available for us again."
"In the end, our boy arrived as healthy as could be without the c section and I'm not sure how I would have been able to do it without her with me."
Photo captured by Sara Piccioni
-Amanda C. Thurmont, MD
"I had the pleasure of working with Dina as my Doula, I had a very traumatic delivery with my first son and really wanted some extra support with this delivery. Dina was extremely knowledgeable about the different aspects to help me along with my labor along with being a great advocate for what my birth plan was to the health staff. She stayed up with me and walked me around the hospital at 3 in the morning to get things kick-started with my induction and stayed by my side the entire time. She also was very involved with any information given to me in case I forgot or was distracted by a contraction.
I couldn’t be happier to have had Dina there with me and for me the whole time her presence really put my mind at ease, and it was very easy to work with her and develop a good relationship! I can’t imagine having another child without her help and will recommend her to anyone and everyone I know who is pregnant!!! She is truly amazing!"
"Changes had to be made to my birth plan along the way but she made sure I was comfortable with all of the changes that took place."
-Michelle P. Williamsport, MD
Photo captured by Dina Piccioni
"Cant ever say enough about Delicate Touch Births. I met Sara late in my 3rd trimester- 37 ish weeks!- but it was almost as if she had been present my entire pregnancy. The constant care was amazing. Always checking in, letting me bother her with endless queations, making sure I had everything available I needed, and overall just being a constant breath of fresh air.
Labor day came and I was feeling as calm as ever. As the day/night progressed and turned into everything that wasnt on the plan,
I ended up not having Sara by my side but through the constant reminders that I was strong and made to do this, Lailah and I(along with my significant other), made it through. If I had to do it all over, Id find her even sooner."
"Sara stayed by my side ensuring I remained calm, even in the movements I was yelling at everyone. In the end, my delivery did a 360."
-Nicole H. Frederick, MD
"Sara Piccioni has been an amazing friend and doula before, during and after the birth of my baby girl Juliana. Being a first time mom, I didn’t know much. Most women seeking a doula may want to birth as naturally as possible, but I knew an epidural would be the route for me!
In my experience, she arrived at my home shortly after I called and provided calming care. Once at the hospital Sara was my voice (in conjunction with my husbands) when I couldn't use mine. I highly recommend Sara’s doula services for any prospective mothers looking for a highly educated, respectful,, sweet and extremely helpful doula. She is truly worth every penny! I will surely use her again for baby #2 in likkkkkke 4 years! Lol. "