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Sarah Southards

Heritage Consulting

Saint Louis, MO Service range 65 miles


Birth Fee

$1000 to $3000

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $75

Availability Remarks: Psychological first aid, CPR certified. VBAC, high risk, and hospital birth, expert. Evidence Based Birth professional member and Birth Monopoly graduate.

Birth Fee

$1000 to $3000

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $75

Birth Doula Experience

13 years and 368 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

13 years and 121 families served

Doula Training

  • Self-trained, August 2010
  • Bebo Mia, April 2018
  • Stillbirthday, January 2020

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 0 to 1 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No actively COVID positive households. No essential oils. No unassisted/free births. No sleep training or SNOO.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births
No free births

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth education services
  • End of life doula services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Photography - Birth
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep educator
  • Sleep support consulting
  • TENS units rental
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have offered no cost bereavement doula support for over a decade, and train labor nurses and other doulas how to support families through pregnancy and infant loss.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Birth packages start at $1,000.00 and increase with various add ons and complimentary services. Twenty postpartum hours or more receives a 10% discount. Day of Discharge support for $175.00 including three hours of postpartum care upon returning home from the hospital/birth center. Multiples of two or more are billed at $75.00/hr with discounts available for packages reserved.

Service Area

Saint Louis, MO Service range 65 miles

Client Testimonials for Sarah Southards

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Sarah is everything you would want in a Doula. I would definitely hire her again and refer her to a friend. She is Amazing!

Cassie Morr


I found Sarah on a St. Louis mom's group and asked her to be our doula, even though I knew nothing about her. 

I honestly worried big time afterwards about how qualified she'd be.


But thankfully, she turned out to be even better than our first doula who was unable to assist with my second birth. 

When my OB seemed impatient, I immediately felt defeated and was afraid I'd be forced to take pitocin. She wouldn't allow me to stay in a negative mental space though. She got me moving. We switched positions regularly. She applied counter pressure during rough contractions and soothing touch to redirect my attention and keep me from recognizing my own discomfort. She was so calm and patient. Everything about her was soothing. 

I honestly couldn't have done it without her. She is the very best at what she does and I'd recommend her to everyone. 

Birth Availability for Sarah Southards

= Available. Calendar last updated: 02-04-2024

Postpartum Availability for Sarah Southards

= Available. Calendar last updated: 02-04-2024