Sarah Coffin, Owner and Founder



Sarah has successfully run an independent practice doula business since 2009 and through exceptional growth independently, realized that Tulsa was primed to have a centralized agency providing all the support a growing family could need. In 2014, she brought together multiple educators, birth doulas, lactation specialists, postpartum doulas, and placenta encapsulators so that you can have one place to go to find all your prenatal, birth and postpartum support in Tulsa.

She was a Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor, certified birth doula through DONA International, a Hypno-Doula through Hypnobabies®, certified instructor through Your Birth Experience, certified as a labor and postpartum doula and placenta specialist, and was a Happiest Baby on the Block Instructor. 

She is a native Tulsan, graduate of the University of Tulsa, a wife and mother of three and talks a little below about how she got into birth work.

"I resigned from Philbrook as the marketing and pr manager right before the birth of our daughter and made stay at home mom my full time job. Seventeen months later (yep, you read that right), we welcomed our first son. I struggled with severe postpartum depression a great deal after he was born, partly because of my labor and delivery with him and partly because I suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum during all of my pregnancies.

My husband and I decided that we wouldn't have any more children because of the toll that our experience took on all of us as a family. When we found out about 2 years later that we were, in fact, expecting another child, I was determined to make this experience different. Through much research, reading, videos, blogs and some incredible conversations with educated women around me, I learned that how you labor and give birth can affect how you mother.

When the day came for him to make his entrance, I had an amazing labor and delivery nurse that very much acted as a doula for me. It wasn't just the childbirth experience, but the feeling of support and the unending belief in me. That forever changed my perspective on how one person can positively influence a woman in labor and help breathe confidence into her and her partner during the most magnificent times of their lives. 

Right then, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a doula and my passion became my business."

Sarah was definitely living her passion and her mission by increasing the confidence in birth and in parenting for every family the agency serves. Now, she has handed over the reigns of the agency to Kirsty Ray, Director of Tulsa Family Doulas. While she is still involved in the agency as the Owner and Founder, she no longer is working directly with families.  

Her favorite things to do are watching her children grow into fascinating people, read a good book, and dig her toes into the sand of a warm, beautiful beach. 

Professional Affiliations

Training and Continuing Education

  • Maintained multiple years of membership, certification and continuing education with DONA International, CD(DONA) since 2009
  • St. John Tulsa's breastfeeding educator for nurses course, 2010
  • Advanced doula training in use of the rebozo for positional changes in labor, 2011 and 2014
  • Advanced doula training in TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit for pain relief during labor, 2011
  • Advanced doula training for Dads and Doulas, 2011
  • Peanut Ball in the Labor and Delivery Room, 2013
  • Lamaze International Building a Better Birth Business, 2013
  • VBAC Facts Workshop, 2014
  • HypnoDoula through Hypnobabies®, HCHD, 2014
  • Spinning Babies Resolving Fetal Malposition in Labor, 2014
  • Lamaze/DONA International Conference, 2014
  • Spinning Babies Full Workshop, 2014
  • Your Birth Experience Certified Instructor, CYBE, 2014
  • Happiest Baby on the Block Certified Instructor, CHBE, 2014
  • Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor, HCHI, 2015
  • Labor Doula cross-certification, 2015
  • Certified Placenta Specialist, 2015
  • Blood borne pathogens, 2015
  • Certified Postpartum Doula, 2015
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders training through Postpartum Support International, 2016
  • From Trauma to Triumph - When Survivors Give Birth, 2016
  • Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders, 2016
  • The Cultured Doula Program, 2017
  • Your Birth Experience Doula Training Retreat, CD(YBE), 2017

Experience and Confidence in Birth

  • Natural delivery
  • VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
  • Induction
  • Hospital birth
  • Epidural and narcotic analgesia use
  • High risk
  • Twins and triplets
  • Surrogacy
  • Midwifery care
  • Crisis pregnancy
  • Adoption support for both families
  • Home birth
  • Birth Center
  • Pre-term
  • Cesarean
  • Precipitous labor (very fast)
  • Prolonged labor with stalled dilation
  • Waterbirth
  • Teens
  • Over 40
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Clients on bed rest 
  • Deployed partner
  • Single parents
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Preeclampsia
  • IUGR
  • Expected stillbirth 

Experience and Confidence in Postpartum

  • Twins
  • Long-term family support 
  • Surrogacy
  • Overnight support
  • Babies with health challenges
  • Apnea monitors
  • Sibling adjustment
  • Nursing support
  • Pumping support
  • Bottle feeding support
  • Cloth diapering
  • Babywearing
  • Increased lactation
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum mood disorders