Sancken is an amazing person, doula, and friend. When I found out I was pregnant, I wanted to make sure I was completely educated about the birthing process. I knew my ultimate goal was to have a vaginal birth, and I wanted it to be a positive experience, not a scary one. Sancken was an amazing resource throughout the pregnancy, and an incredible support system during labor. She gave me so much information, and helped my husband and I make important decisions on things that we didn't even know we had a choice. Most importantly, she helped me to have the labor experience I wanted. Her sunny personality and calming presence helped me to achieve the perfect birthing experience. She coached me through everything and I truly believe her movement techniques helped the labor to progress faster than it would have if I were just sitting around in a hospital bed. She doesn't project her goals on you, she helps you achieve what YOU want to acheive. Now I look back on that day with fond memories...so much so that I would gladly go back and relive that day a million times. Sancken played a huge role in creating my perfect birth experience and the BEST day of my life.
Mallory and I met when I was 7 months pregnant. She was invested in me and my baby from the start – sharing information, asking the right questions, and helping me build affirmations and confidence well in advance of the due date. Our birth story was exceptional – 36 hours of labor followed by a cesarean birth – and Mallory was integral in every step. Most importantly, during over 16 hours of natural labor and contractions (and all through the night), Mallory offered guidance, positions, support. We were in and out of the tub, on all fours, on a ball, getting a back/hip massage, thinking about breathing, etc. Her calm demeanor perfectly complimented me and my husband to create a very calm labor experience despite the actual intense labor pains. My husband also was extremely grateful to have Mallory there for the expertise, but also so he could get a mental and physical break in the middle of the night. Mallory perfectly complemented the nurses and doctors, earning and returning respect. When, for medical reasons, we had to move to cesarean, Mallory supported me emotionally and focused on delivering a healthy, happy baby. I highly recommend Mallory’s consultation and support for mamas out there.
We are so glad that we had Sancken with us for our birth. She was calm, confident, and full of suggestions about how to keep the process moving, and we didn't have to worry about anything, or think about what was happening, because she was always at least one step ahead of us.We totally recommend her - she know what she is doing, and is full of passion and commitment for what she does. She helped both of us get the most out of the labor experience- and it would not have been anything like as straightforward without her. The best recommendation we can give is that if and when we have another child on the way we will not hesitate to use her again. THANK YOU Sancken!
lucy and matt mermagen
I have had the pleasure to be accompanied by Mallory and Sancken to help me prepare for the birth and arrival our sweet baby boy.
This was a special experience for me since i have been friends with Mallory since we were in grade school. Mallory was so comforting and gentle with the way she explained information and went over things. She also was very adamant about getting things to me such as my birth plan and was sure to ask if i had any questions. At the time of birth I remember her holding my hand and feeling her love transpire.She was a jem.
Sancken was also a great for me in this very special time. She has so much knowledge and experience in this practice. It was very reassuring to have her there for me, if i had questions or just needed to get grounded when i felt like things weren't working in my favor. She kept reminding me that all was going to be fine and at the end i would have the best gift in my life. At the time of birth she was very good at trying to get me in the most comfortable position and making sure my needs were met. She was amazing and i'm so happy i was able to have these two lovely ladies alongside me to conquer my start to motherhood!