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Sara Venaglia

All Things In Love

Costa Mesa, CA Service range 18 miles *some travel exceptions can be made on a case by case basis

949-354-2211

Birth Fee

$750 to $1050

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45

Availability Remarks: **Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person consults and visits will be assessed case-by-case. Tele-consults are available - please contact me for more information.**

Birth Fee

$750 to $1050

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45


Birth Doula Experience

4 years and 45 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

11 years and 78 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2016

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 2 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I offer my clients education on the biological norms of your pregnancy, birth experience and your baby and help you find ways to integrate the new baby into your family life. I help my families understand the cues and signs for hunger, sleep and ways to support your little love's development. I have additional training to better support clients with breastfeeding/chestfeeding, independent and cosleeping support for whole-family healthy sleep, babywearing for bonding and ease of transport of your baby and supporting postpartum recovery with gentle herbal infusions ("teas") and tinctures. I also have experience with multiples - several sets of twins and a set of triplets.

Attends hospital births? No Hospitals
I am not currently taking clients planning a hospital birth. I will attend a transfer to hospital with a planned home or birth center client if needed.

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

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I enjoy working with clients 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

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth pool rental
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth education services
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother roasting
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep educator
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

My birth packages range from $750 to $1050 based on how much the client would like to cover prenatally. My postpartum hourly rate (singleton) is $35 per hour. My postpartum hourly rate (twins) is $45 per hour. I offer live in or travel care for $725 per day. My rates are a reflection of my experience and my continuing education in holistic health and infant biology.

Costa Mesa, CA Service range 18 miles *some travel exceptions can be made on a case by case basis

Client Testimonials for Sara Venaglia

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Elwira

5/27/2019

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

2/5/2018

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

4/4/2017

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

2/19/2017

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

2/5/2017

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: 04-01-2020

Postpartum Availability for Sara Venaglia

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-01-2020