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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 woman to woman supportive care. I am a mother of 4 boys ranging in ages from toddler to tween and have spent nearly 7 years of my life breastfeeding. With these boys as my first teachers, wise women as my mentors, breastfeeding, birth and 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 6 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 7 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

  • Completed Herbs for Birth Workers Course

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
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Richmond, VA
Travel Range: 20 Miles

Client Testimonials for Sarah Cole

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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

Birth Availability for Sarah Cole

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Postpartum Availability for Sarah Cole

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