Sarah Hodgkins Postpartum Doula

FEEL CALM & CONNECTED AS NEW PARENTS & CATCH YOUR BREATH WITH INFANT SLEEP CONSULTING & POSTPARTUM DOULA CARE.

Megan Gillis
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Megan Gillis
February 25, 2024

I want to express my gratitude for Sarah, who played a crucial role in helping our 2-month-old baby establish a healthy sleep routine. Sarah's personalized guidance and support transformed our chronically overtired “tough” baby into a baby that both naps and sleeps through the night. I am so grateful for Sarah's expertise and compassionate approach. Highly recommend her services!

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mika spivak
July 28, 2023

Sarah is AMAZING! Working with her was a great experience. She is patient, knowledgeable, and extremely kind! We purchased the VIP package, and that was the best thing we could do for our family! We had a very hard time with our son's sleeping routine, and with Sarah's guidance, and our commitment to do the work, he was finally sleeping through the night and we got our lives and sanity back! Thank you Sarah!

The Rutherford Family
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The Rutherford Family
July 20, 2023

Sarah was our fairy godmother. We were blessed with twins (surprise!) after we thought our family was complete. It had been ten years since our last child was born so we were starting over. We needed help! In the middle of my second trimester we booked Sarah for a consultation and were immediately impressed with her knowledge and experience. We purchased a sleep package for the twins in advance of their birth and in the meantime Sarah educated us on sleep science and wake windows. All of this was exceptionally helpful, but we are incredibly grateful for her calm guidance after they were born! Putting twins to sleep is daunting and to be honest there is nothing quite like it. One twin would be drowsy and the other would be yelling, then they are both up and want cuddles, and suddenly it’s a stressful mess. But, Sarah was our fairy godmother. She would seamlessly and quietly insert herself into the sleep routine, gently correct us and tenderly soothe the twins. Within minutes all was well, and it was nothing short of magic.

Hazel Turner
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Hazel Turner
May 8, 2023

Sarah saved our sanity and I will be forever grateful! She managed to get our toddler sleeping through the night again really quickly, without a cry it out method, and with very little stress on anyone. I am amazed how well and how quickly it worked and that it stuck - I didn't think it was possible. I felt supported the whole way through the process and appreciated all of the insight Sarah gave us. I cannot thank her enough or recommend her enough for those of you who need help with getting a full night's sleep!

Rebecca Chambers
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Rebecca Chambers
March 5, 2023

Sarah is amazing! She created an individualized plan that took into account our baby’s needs and our comfort level. She supported us through the process and answered all of our many questions. More importantly, Sarah helped us understand that we were helping him build skills that would benefit him in the long term. And best of all, it worked! Our 5 month old sleeps through the night and takes solid naps. And we now have the confidence and skills to manage any hiccups that might come our way in our baby’s sleep journey. We are so thankful for Sarah’s support and guidance!

Jacob & Ashley Kaufman
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Jacob & Ashley Kaufman
July 18, 2022

When searching for a sleep consultant for our baby, we knew we needed a person who could tailor a program to meet our needs. We don’t have a “one size fits all” type of baby and didn’t want a “one size fits most” approach. We wanted an ACTUAL, consistent person we could talk with who would have an understanding of us as a family. We also didn’t want to be limited by the type of communication (only emails, only online chat, etc) our sleep consultant program may have. We found Sarah with the Family Cradle and could not be happier with our experience. Sarah came and met with us and our baby to understand our preferences, pain points, and goals to help our little one sleep. Multiple night time wakings happened nightly at >7months and short naps as well as having to rock our baby to sleep left us exhausted and frustrated. Sarah helped us through every single step. The result: on average, our baby sleeps through the night. Our baby is put down awake and has learned how to fall asleep on their own. It took time, dedication, and communication but it was worth it. Sarah has provided us with the tools we need to help our child for the times there is disrupted sleep (teething, sickness, etc). This experience has enabled us to regain our sense of selves to in turn, be a better parent for our child. We also believe our little one is more well rested and has learned skills to help long term. We highly recommended Sarah and strongly encourage anyone considering sleep consultation for their child/children to reach out to her!

Crystal Rodgers
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Crystal Rodgers
May 4, 2022

Sarah was such a great help after we brought the baby home from the hospital. Whether it was meal prepping or just taking the baby so I could shower, she always seemed to know what I needed even before I did. I remember just being really lost and out of it and Sarah was there to guide me. Her infant massages were a great way to bond with my baby and I kept the routine up for months. Now, she's 11 months old and a very mobile happy baby. You often hear about prenatal doulas but for me, I really needed the help after birth.

Elle Baird
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Elle Baird
March 15, 2022

Infant massage with Sarah was amazing! She broke down all the moves, made sure I understood, and supported me as I tried with my son. She made me feel comfortable as a new mom when he was a little fussy. Zeke and I greatly enjoyed our sessions!

Kevin Thibodeau
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Kevin Thibodeau
February 8, 2022

I cannot give enough praise to Sarah. She has helped my family become closer and happier than I could have imagined. You can't put a price on that. Every parent should have Sarah's number on speed dial. Do yourself a favor, give Sarah a call.

Fany Gee
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Fany Gee
February 8, 2022

As a second time mom I thought I knew it all, until I realized I didn’t. Working with The Family Cradle has been an amazing experience and I am learning new things every time we talk. Sarah is helping not only with tips and tricks, but also resources for my own mental health. I am going back to work next month and we are currently working on a personalized sleep schedule for the baby, that will help me take care of him while working from home and juggling multiple calls per day. We are finishing up the infant massage class too and I am loving these times together. I am learning vital techniques to help my baby and spending time bonding with him. I would recommend The Family Cradle to every new mom, because it provides the support so many of us are missing during the so called fourth trimester.

Tampa Bay Postpartum Doula
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Tampa Bay Sleep consultant & Postpartum Doula

Wouldn't it be nice to simply understand what your baby needs?

Hello! I’m Sarah Hodgkins, the woman who rocks The Family Cradle. I came to infant sleep & postpartum support probably for the same reason you came to my website: being a new parent is tough!

You, however, appear to be a bit wiser than I was... I didn’t reach out for help soon enough. I lived for years as an overworked, overwhelmed parent trying to reach super-parent status!

One day I decided there was no such thing. I changed my way of thinking and established a rhythm in my home that worked for just us. It gifted me the time back to enjoy being a parent. Let me help you find the rhythm and routine that will bring back balance and joy to your life in a few months, not years!

- Sarah Hodgkins

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Becoming a parent is the most important thing you’ll ever do, but it shouldn’t feel like a struggle. I can help.

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