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Sara Venaglia

Birth Your Way Doulas

Mission Viejo, CA Service range 20 miles *some travel exceptions can be made on a case by case basis

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1700

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $65

Availability Remarks: My postpartum availability is daytime only. I offer education, feeding and lactation support and a chance for you to ask any questions you have during our time together.

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1700

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $65

Birth Doula Experience

7 years and 53 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

14 years and 130 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, February 2016

Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per month: 2 to 4 births and 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: At this time, I am attending home births, births with South Coast Midwifery, and births at the following hospitals: Mission Hospital (Mission Viejo), Hoag Newport Beach, Hoag Irvine, and Kaiser Irvine.

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
I am able to attend births at Mission Hospital (Mission Viejo), Hoag Newport Beach, Hoag Irvine, and Kaiser Irvine.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I am a graduate of the South Coast Midwifery Doula Intern Program in Orange County, CA.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I love working with my homebirth families to create a comfortable and relaxing space to welcome their baby. Being at home removes worries about traffic, how busy the hospital is, etc and allows you to focus on welcoming your little love surrounded by support!

College Education



Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother roasting
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reiki
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sleep educator
  • Sleep support consulting
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Vaginal steam/peristeam services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Cultural Competency Training for Doulas with Shafia Monroe PAIL (Pregnancy and Infant Loss) Adovcate with Nneka Hall

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

My rates are a reflection of my experience and my continuing education in holistic health and infant biology. A variety of price points and payment options are available - please reach out to discuss!

Service Area

Mission Viejo, CA Service range 20 miles *some travel exceptions can be made on a case by case basis

Client Testimonials for Sara Venaglia

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Incredible and a great valued addition for bringing a Child into world. We avoided a C-Section and were able to have an all-natural birth! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Mary Friesen


Sara and Karen at Birth Your Way were nothing short of AMAZING! My husband and I absolutely LOVED hiring them as our doulas, and it was the best birth investment we made. period. We really wanted a natural birth, and this was our first birth, so we were nervous! The meetings before-hand has lots of great information for us, and tools to prepare for the birth. But, what really was amazing, was the support during and after the birth. I really think I wouldn't have been able to make it without the unbelievable support of my husband and Sara (she was the doula available - it's really cool that Sara and Karen work together so whomever is available on the day of, will be your doula - ensuring that you will know your doula, and don't have to worry about your doula being sick, or having another birth etc.). Sara was so knowledgeable and was able to guide us the whole time. She blew me away with how hard she worked the entire time to make sure I was comfortable. Every contraction, she was right there, by my side doing all these wonderful techniques to help relieve the pain! And, we were able to have our natural child birth! It was truly a dream come true. I will never be able to thank Karen and Sara enough for helping my husband and I bring out little cutie into the world! We had a hospital birth this first time, but now I am very excited to have either a birth center, or a home birth with their help the next time! No matter how many children you've had, where you are having your birth, or your birth plan - Sara and Karen will be there to support you the whole time! Give them a call to meet with them today! It'll be the best investment into your baby's birth.

Melinda Maestro


Sara was our doula for the birth of my third daughter in October of 2016.

From the moment we had our first meeting, I instantly liked her. She was incredibly sweet, calm, and was able to answer every question I had for her. My family felt the same way about her and she was so patient and playful with my toddler.

The birth took place in a birthing center with a midwife. Sara was an amazing support to me, my husband, and my family during labor and my recovery. She provided comfort measures throughout and made sure my husband and I had everything we needed. After delivery, Sara made sure my husband and I were fed and able to relax with our new addition.

One thing I found really special was presented to me during our postpartum visit. Sara took the time to write my birth story from her eyes. I will treasure it always!

I would most definitely recommend Sara to anyone. If I ever have another baby, I would certainly want her there as my doula.

Amber Pavlovich


My husband and I had our first child late November of 2016. When we first met Sara we were struck immediately not only by how personable she was, but also how knowledgeable.

In the months before my delivery Sara was an invaluable source of comfort. She was always available to text with information if I had any questions and she regularly would check-in to see how I was doing.

During my son's birth Sara's constant support had a calming effect not only on myself but on my husband as well. Her experience and her preparation helped make this intense and life-changing moment as vibrant and beautiful as possible.

My husband and I highly recommend her, and we plan to seek her out when we have a second child.

Dena Birmingham


Sara and Karen were very helpful at the birth of our third child. A homebirth with midwife attending.

The older children were waking up when we called in the doula. We wanted another adult here in case the children needed breakfast or attention while I needed comforting. This was not a problem for them (even at 8am on a Saturday morning).

In addition to helping with our older children...

They provided physical support: counterpressure for back labor and even helped hold me up during the final stretch. (No pun intended. :))

They provided emotional support: encouraging words.

They provided practical advice: suggestions for speeding things up, positions to labor in.

I would recommend them.

Birth Availability for Sara Venaglia

= Available. Calendar last updated: 01-02-2024

Postpartum Availability for Sara Venaglia

= Available. Calendar last updated: 01-02-2024