Labour and Post Partum guidance & Support

Doula Services


Labour and Post-Partum Support

Professional Doula Services by Sarah Marsden of Sacred Beginnings Birth Services for families in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Help for you and your Partner

For many years I have felt called to be a doula.  Nothing fills my heart with as much joy as being able to support families throughout a pregnancy, through birth and in the first few weeks post-partum.  Finally, after having three of my own babies, everything aligned for me to be able to embark on my doula journey.  I chose to train with Red Tent Doulas.  After researching and weighing up my options over the years, I have always felt drawn to their training as I feel it best embodies my own feelings surrounding the sacred event we call birth.  

As your doula, you can count on me to ensure that you have all the information you need during your pregnancy to make decisions that are right for you and your family.  We will meet up during this time so that you can talk through your plans and any concerns that you may have.  

I will be there for you on one of the biggest days of your life to hold space and support you and your family in any way I can, cheer you on with a presence of calm that believes in your body’s abilities and to ensure again that you have all the information to make any choices that need to be made during the labour itself.  

During the post-partum period, I will make sure that you are all well cared for so that you can enjoy getting to know your new family addition and give you a safe space along with an open heart and ears for you to recount your birth story in your own words and express how you are feeling.  I will also be able to support you in getting your breastfeeding journey off to a good start.  

I am able to combine doula services with birth photography and videography as well so that you will forever have tangible memories of the incredible experience of bringing new life into the world.  

If you are considering a doula, and you’re wondering if we would be a good fit for each other as you walk this sacred path, I’d love to meet up with you so we can get to know each other over a cup of tea to help in making that decision.  Drop me a line via the contact form to arrange a date to get together.  I can’t wait to meet you. 



I can’t wait to help guide and support you and your growing family.

Training and Development:

Red Tent Doulas Preparation Course 2018

Introduction to Breastfeeding Study Day for Red Tent Doulas by Caroline Bolton IBCLC May 2018

Birthing From Within Heart of Mentoring Course October 2018

Foundation For Infant Loss Training May 2019

IDAS Sexual Violence Basic Awareness Training May 2019

Supporting The 1 in 5 PPMD Workshop May 2019