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Sarah Cole

Sage Mama

Website: https://sagemamarva.com/

Phone: (804) 573-9132

Birth Fee: $100 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: From pregnancy to postpartum, I am passionate about bringing back personal supportive care. I am a mother of 4 boys ranging in ages from preschoooler to teen and have spent nearly 7 years of my life breastfeeding. With these boys as my first teachers, wise women as my mentors, and professional breastfeeding, birth, & postpartum doula training, I provide non-judgemental, compassionate support to new families. Every pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is unique, I offer a variety of packages to suit budget and need.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 9 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 8 families served

Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), November 2017
  • ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators), January 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I will attend home births assisted by a midwife.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (Lactation Education Resources)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Rebozo Training
  • The BOLD Method Birth Facilitator
  • Herbs for Birth Workers Training

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Sarah Cole

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Jes

As soon as we first met, I knew I wanted to have Sarah as my postpartum doula. Pretty quickly, I realized I wanted her with us for the birth of our twins too. Sarah is extremely knowledgable, helpful, and personable. She helped prepare us for birth and was a life saver afterwards, providing tips and helping with everything from breastfeeding to house chores. Highly recommend her.

Posted 9/11/2019

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Amanda & Kevin Hollister

We hired Sarah Cole as our doula four months prior to the birth of our first child, and we could not have been happier with our decision. Everything about the pregnancy process was new to us, and Sarah made herself available to answer all our questions in the months leading up to our child’s birth, and she was absolutely invaluable throughout the big day. We often found her advice to be more helpful and personal than that of the medical staff we were working with.

During labor and delivery, Sarah’s expertise and experience were extremely useful, as she was able to provide reassurance, support, and guidance. She is a lovely person, and she made us feel comfortable and validated with every concern or question we had. We would highly recommend Sarah; she made the entire process exactly the way we’d hoped!

Kevin & Amanda Hollister

Posted 8/25/2019

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Jaclyn Claytot

I was lucky enough to have Sarah as my doula throughout my pregnancy and birthing process. Sarah is a one of a kind who truly has a wealth of knowledge about what women can and do experience throughout pregnancy and birth. Sarah and I were previous acquaintances, and I immediately felt comfortable talking with her over coffee as she offered no judgement in this being my first birth. She had no problems answering any questions I had and never made me feel like I was bothering her if I needed help in any way during my pregnancy. Anytime I had a question or concern, Sarah was always there to send me a quick text back or phone call to check on me. From weird skin rashes to stomach bugs, to finding ways to help me get labor started, Sarah was there to offer advice and support.

When I finally went into labor, Sarah was such a huge support emotionally and physically. She was so calm and knew what to do during each phase of labor to help me feel more comfortable. Even though I ended up with a c-section, Sarah made sure to decorate my room with the most beautful lights, signs of affirmations made from the blessingway she hosted, and even massaged my feet with essential oils! On top of all of that, after the baby came, Sarah came over more than once to help me with nursing issues and made me feel better about being "new" to it all. She's just the sweetest, most  down to earth person and I feel so lucky that she was there with me to help in every way she possibly could. Even 11 months after having my son, Sarah was full of very helpful information when it came to weaning my baby from nursing.

She doesn't bat an eye when you reach out to ask her pretty much anything related to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care. I would recommend her to any moms out there, especially new moms-to-be! 

Posted 8/13/2019

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Laura

This is the second time that we have used Sarah as a postpartum doula and she’s just as amazing as we remember. She’s incredibly knowledgeable on so many aspects of the postpartum journey and was a wonderful resource for me when I had questions about breastfeeding, soothing techniques, and sleeping. She’s a wonderful confidant for the new mom as well. We would highly recommend Sarah to anyone looking for a postpartum doula!

Posted 3/17/2019

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Madelyn

Sarah was our postpartum doula after the birth of my daughter in August 2018, and I am so thankfrul that I found and hired her!  Sarah was there to help guide me through the first weeks of breastfeeding, to show us ways to help calm our daughter during her fussy moments, and to provide guidance regarding pumping and storing breastmilk in preparation of my return to work.  She is incredibly knowledgable and takes so much stress out of those first days, weeks, and months!  But what I found the most beneficial was how present Sarah was.  During my first weeks alone with the baby after my husband wente back to work, I knew that Sarah was checking her texts in case I had an urgent question, and that she would be able to come over and help me out if I felt like a nap was an absolute necessity or I was drowning under dishes and laundry!  No question was ever silly, and no insecurity was ever dismissed.  Sarah is an incredible mother to her kids, a reassuring guide to us new mamas, and now a wonderful friend.  I cannot recommend her enough.

Posted 2/13/2019

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Jennifer N Girardi

After giving birth to my first child in March of 2018, I can say that being a Doula is Sarah's calling in life. The birthday of my baby was one of the most beautiful days of my life, and Sarah was a huge part of that. Sarah is extremely knowledgable and was available to talk if ever I needed her - whether it was a question about strange sensations while pregnant or breast feeding concerns post delivery. Sarah is compassionate, thoughtful and so encouraging. The birth of my baby didn't go exactly as planned, and Sarah was there to explain (in layman's terms) what was happening while keeping me focused and calm. She was my advocate and made sure my needs and questions were addressed by the medical team. Sarah also checked in regularly after my baby was born and was instrumental in helping me figure out breastfeeding. In short, Sarah is a gift. Her healing presence is rare, and I hope to have her by my side again for the birth of my future children.

Posted 6/12/2018

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Jennifer N Girardi

After giving birth to my first child in March of 2018, I can say that being a Doula is Sarah's calling in life.  The birthday of my baby was one of the most beautiful days of my life, and Sarah was a huge part of that.  Sarah is extemely knowledagble and was available to talk if ever I needed her - whether it was a question about strange sensations while pregnant or breast feeding concerns post delievery.  Sarah is compassionate, thoughful and so encouraging.  The birth of my baby didn't go exactly as planned, and Sarah was there to explain (in layman's terms) what was happening while keeping me focused and calm.  She was my advocate and made sure my needs and questions were addressed by the medical team.  Sarah also checked in regularly after my baby was born and was instrumental in helping me figure out breastfeeding.  In short, Sarah is a gift.  Her healing presence is rare, and I hope to have her by my side again for the birth of my future children.  

Posted 6/12/2018

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