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Sara Venaglia CD/PCD(DONA)

Phone: 804-837-3441

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $40

Fee Details: My rate is based on amount of services requested and distance - all pricing is discussed with each client and agreed upon in advance. I can also help you file a health insurance claim to help with the cost of care. :)

Postpartum Doula Experience: 10 years and 74 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor
  • Lactation Educator and Breastfeeding Counselor (Lamaze International)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA); Completed Birth Doula Internship with South Coast Midwifery (Irvine, CA); Spinning Babies

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Languages spoken: English, some Spanish

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Client Testimonials for Sara Venaglia CD/PCD(DONA)

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Elwira

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!!!

Posted 5/27/2019

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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.

Posted 2/5/2018

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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. 

Posted 4/4/2017

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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.

Posted 2/19/2017

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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.

Posted 2/5/2017

Postpartum Availability for Sara Venaglia CD/PCD(DONA)

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