Fee Details: Rate is flexible for the right client fit as I think it is the most important quality when hiring a doula! I often feel compelled to work and support clients. These are the best births!
Due in two parts, 50% deposit and remainder by 37 weeks of pregnancy. Fees include 1-2 prenatal visits, unlimited phone/email support, continuous labor support and 1-2 hours immediate postpartum to help establish breastfeeding relationship, 1 postpartum visit and referrals to appropriate providers/services.
I also have packages including Childbirth/Breastfeeding education and breastfeeding support.
Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 120 births attended
Birth Doula Certifications
The Matrona - Certified Holistic Birth Doula
DONA International, November 2013
The Matrona, October 2016
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per Month: 2 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals I encourage my clients to find the right hospital for the birth that the desire and if desired, help guide them in finding the best fit. We are all part of a team who want the best possible experience for our clients and I am happy to work with great staff and doctors/midwives. Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers I have experience at major birth centers in NY/NJ and am happy to help my clients find the right fit for them! Attends home births? Any Home Birth I love working with familiess giving birth at home, and have experience in counseling those who may want to give birth at home but are unsure. Some of what I do at a home birth includes labor support but also household support/clean up and light cooking as well as supporting your care providers to ensure you are well cared for and have the best experience! I am a midwife assistant, so have lots of experience with homebirth.
Childbirth Education Certifications
Birth Arts International
Certified Lactation Counselor (The Center for Breastfeeding)
Other Relevant Certifications
American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Specialized training or previous experience
Families conceiving with ART and IVF
Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
Postpartum mood disorders
Special needs babies
Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Women and Families of Color
Special Services Offered
American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
Relevant volunteer or advocacy work
I am currently a mentor and curriculum coordinator for new doulas through the Manhattan Birth Mentor Program.
Languages spoken: English
Service Area Map
Area of practice: New York, NY
Serving the above highlighted boroughs Travel comments/restrictions: I will also travel to certain parts/hospitals in New Jersey & Westchester.
Certifications for Sarah Anne Lovell
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