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Sarah Southards

Heritage Consulting STL

Saint Louis, MO Service range 60 miles

Birth Fee

$1600 to $3500

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $75

Availability Remarks: Evidence Based Birth, Birth Monopoly, and VBAC Facts professional member. Focus on high risk and trauma informed care, with a special interest in hospital birth.

Birth Fee

$1600 to $3500

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $75

Birth Doula Experience

14 years and 375 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

14 years and 150 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? No Home 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
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Newborn care and parenting classes
  • 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
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • 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. President of Doulas of Greater St. Louis

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Birth packages start at $1,600.00 and increase with various add ons and complimentary services. All birth service comes with two prenatals and a childbirth education class, a large resource library, lending library of various parenting and pregnancy/birth books, intro to breastfeeding class, virtual support through pregnancy, continuous support through labor, lactation consultant and doula support for up to three hours in the immediate postpartum, and a fully edited mini birth photo gallery. Additional prenatal visits, certified babywearing and lactation consulting, and biologically normal infant sleep, attachment parenting, and newborn care classes are available as well.

Service Area

Saint Louis, MO Service range 60 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: 07-17-2024

Postpartum Availability for Sarah Southards

= Available. Calendar last updated: 07-17-2024