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Sarah Gruey Reit

Mendocino Community Birth

Phone: 7075107090

Birth Fee: $300 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $45

Fee Details: I believe a positive birth experience begins with trust. You gain a sense of safety when you trust in yourself, the experience, and your environment. This journey is about you and your family, I am here to remind you of what you already know. I also offer Introduction to Homebirth, a 3 hr course. During this class we will provide a look at the basic preparations for homebirth with a midwife. Anyone who is pregnant or trying to conceive and interested in homebirth as an option is welcome. This class will provide families with evidence-based information and local resources. Each family will leave with a folder packed with info. Private or group sessions available. Call or email me for details.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 2 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 2 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Childbirth International, December 2015
  • Birth Arts International, June 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I will attend any home birth with a medical care provider present, such as a midwife.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Introduction to Homebirth, a Self-made curriculum.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • UC San Diego Lactation Specialist

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Home Birth
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Teens
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Belly casting
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Sarah Gruey Reit

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Maria Lofaro

Sarah supported me before, during and after my labor and delivery! I really wanted to have a VBAC and got cleared by the hospital to do so. I had a great group of midwives who strongly suggested a doula for more home and hospital support. The second night of laboring at home, my water broke at 11:30pm. We arrived to the hospital at midnight and Sarah arrived shortly after! I labored for nearly another 24 hours in the hospital before baby was born at 11:06pm. And I had a successful VBAC!! Sarah was amazing! She was there to voice my wishes. I was nervous since I had already broken my water so early in labor (I was only 2cm). Sarah reassured me throughout a very long day. She walked the halls up and down 100 times with me. She made me tea and made sure I was comfortable. She served as a mediator between me and my significant other when it seemed like he always said the wrong thing. She helped me focus on my breathing techniques. She gave me strength and told me I could do it when I wanted to give up. Right after my baby was born, he had to be brought to the table to get suctioned to clear the airways. After he starting crying, the nurses began to wrap him up in blankets. The nurse then asked DAD if he wanted to hold the baby. Sarah yelled at them to bring that baby over here and take all those blankets off him! Then baby was placed right on my bare chest where he belonged for some crucial skin to skin time. I was exhausted after pushing for nearly an hour and I'm so thankful Sarah was there to tell them what I wanted when I wasn't able to. She then suggested to get the baby to latch, so I did, thus beginning our amazing bond and breastfeeding journey. I was so happy!!! Baby was born Christmas Eve! So the day we got home (the 26th) everyone wanted to come over and bring presents and spend "Christmas" with us. Sarah was there to tell everyone nicely that mommy and baby needed space. Again, she was my voice and reinforcer. I am so grateful to have had her there.

Posted 4/11/2016

Birth Availability for Sarah Gruey Reit

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Postpartum Availability for Sarah Gruey Reit

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