I can’t say enough about both Sarah and Charli! My husband Tyler and I had the pleasure of having Charli as our doula and Sarah as one of our attending midwives throughout my prenatal care and our birthing process. As a first-time mom, I felt so lucky to be in their care! They both have a calm, grounding energy, are friendly and positive, and have abounding knowledge that can put even a hormonal pregnant and laboring woman at ease. I am so thankful to have gotten to have them both as a part of my journey into motherhood. Even when a few complications arose, they took care of us with diligence and grace. For every woman who’s chosen to have them both as your midwives, consider yourself so blessed. They are sure to provide a beautiful, safe experience for you and your family, as they were for me, Tyler, and our new daughter Grey. Thank you endlessly, Sarah and Charli! And who knows, we may be seeing you both again if baby number two ever comes along!
Something greater was truly at work during my prenatal journey and Charli and Sarah are proof of that. Their pairing culminates the perfect synchronicity of strength, empathy and love. I was able to let go, and just be, having the full confidence in the hands and hearts that held space for me through my birthing journey. I was heard, I was encouraged and I was challenged when I needed a push. I have never experienced such a personally transforming experience in my life. Their dedication and love for what they do is evident. I came out of that experience feeling like the powerful woman I had hoped to be and with the utmost respect and reverence for the gift these women give so freely and joyfully.
Charli's care and presence during the birth of our daughter was such a gift for our family. As new parents, we felt blessed to have her support throughout all stages of the journey. Her presence allowed for such a comfortable atmosphere, where we were able to fully be ourselves. Charli has a gift for holding space for others and her trust in the birthing process allowed for a truly empowering experience. We were able to call on her support whenever we felt it was needed and she always showed up with loving kindness and helpful advice.
Charli is a wise old soul and Portland is fortunate to have her. She is kind and funny and smart. She was a really beautiful part of our birth team. My placenta pills have been hugely helpful and her continued support through postpartum has been awesome. If I were having more babies Charli would be a part of my team without a doubt.
Sarah McClure is a wonder woman midwife, couldn't have asked for a better birthing experience. I connected with her instantly at my first prenatal appointment, and consider her a true friend at this point. Sarah has experience with prenatal and postpartum herbal medicine, and is so helpful with a vegan diet during pregnancy. She has always been available to answer any questions my husband and I had (there were plenty, considering we are new parents), and has always made me feel reassured. We also had her encapsulate my placenta postpartum, and she did all of the preparation from my home the first couple of days after my son was born. Our baby boy was born healthy and happy, and I owe so much credit to her for it.
Charli was a fantastic doula to have during pregnancy, birth and the post-partum period. She is smart and knowledgeable about all things birth and has a calm, light hearted energy that I loved. She helped my husband and I prepare for the big day and work through any questions and concerns before the baby came. It being our first child she was a tremendous help during labor knowing when to step in and how and giving support to my husband too. Having home visits after the baby arrived was invaluable as well, as breastfeeding certainly isn't as easy as it looks when getting started. I would highly recommend Charli to anymore looking to have extra support and knowledge during their time of bringing a child into this world. She's the best!
Sarah was an exceptional part of my birthing team. There was such an ease and familiarity with her from the moment we met. As a birth professional myself, I had a pretty good idea what to expect for my first baby, but my husband did not. He felt that he could ask her any "dumb or embarrassing" question, which she answered without judgement, making him feel comfortable and that his voice has being heard. Sarah also brought a lot of comfort to my mother, who had her doubts about me having a home birth. The support she provided empowered me to push through the pain of my labor without doubting my ability. She also processed and encapsulated my placenta at my home, which allowed for a quick turn around and able to start utilizing the benefits. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking into a home birth with a professional but relaxed midwife.
It was great to have Charli at my birth, knowing she would go to great length to keep me comfortable and safe. I'm so excited about your practice and hope many more mamas get to experience your wonderful care!