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Sara Skiles

Wichita Doula

Website: http://www.WichitaDoula.com

Phone: (316) 302-4484

Birth Fee: $1000 to $1300

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: Thank you for your interest in Wichita Doula, the #1 provider of quality labor doulas, postpartum doulas, overnight doulas/"night nurses", birth classes, and placenta encapsulation in Wichita, KS and surrounding areas. Are you looking for the best doula services in Wichita? Experience the Wichita Doula difference with our compassionate, skilled, discreet, and highly-trained doulas, and enjoy unparalleled customer service with attention to detail. We can't wait to meet you and help you enjoy a confident, informed, and low-stress journey from bump to baby. Call Sara at 316-302-4484 or visit wichitadoula.com to set up a consultation and book services.

Birth Doula Experience: 6 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 6 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birth Arts International - Certified Birth Doula
  • ProDoula - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • ProDoula - Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

Doula Training

  • Birth Arts International, July 2015
Type of Practice: Doula agency owner
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I would love to support you at your natural birth, medicated birth or planned Cesarean at any of the hospitals in the area. Whatever type of birth you plan to have, I'm there to help you reach your goals.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I attend home births at which a professional midwife is also in attendance.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • ProDoula CBE Certified

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • APPA Certified Placenta Service Provider
  • Rebozo Training
  • SERVSAFE® Food Safety Management Training
  • Belly casting artist; Bengkung Belly Binding specialist

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Hearthside perinatal bereavement care training
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Owner of Wichita Doula, the #1 doula agency providing labor doulas, postpartum doulas, overnight doulas/night nurses, childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, belly casting, and postpartum belly binding in Wichita, KS and surrounding areas. Owner of The Wichita Baby Company, the only postpartum & newborn care agency in the Wichita area. Manager of Wichita Doula's Annual Diaper Drive to benefit local families in need. Manager of the Wichita Baby Gala, an annual expo connecting parents with birth and baby-related resources for their modern lifestyle. El Dorado Breastfeeding Coalition Volunteer Social Media Manager

Languages spoken: English

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Area of practice: Wichita, KS
Travel Range: 80 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Sara Skiles

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Jenna Stricker

I had very little knowledge about postpartum doulas prior to our experience with Wichita Doula. In fact, I actually thought Doulas were only for labor! Needless to say, I found some great info about Sara's experience with lip and tongue tie procedures and our family hired Sara to assist with postpartum care during my daughter's release of 3 ties. Sara was able to bring an in depth amount of knowledge for this procedure and help me prepare for not only the procedure, but the recovery and stretches as well. While I expected her to be by my side, I got SO much more! Sara was super observative and took care of all the tiniest details so I was able to concentrate on my daughter and her recovery. I'd describe her as 'a mama to the mama' and you feel so cared for--it's truly unlike anything I've ever experienced since beginning my journey to parenthood many years ago. Now with several friends and family members expecting later this year, i'm shouting Sara's name from the rooftop and actually plan on gifting her services to them because it was THAT helpful!

Posted 2/4/2019

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Amy Pihl

Sara was an absolutel delight to work with.  My husband and I hired Sara to be our birth/postpartum doula for the birth of our first child in the fall of 2015.  She was extremely professional and incredibly knowledgeable in all aspects of her job.  I had my heart set on using Hypnobabies to achieve as natural a birth as possible in our local hospital, and Sara studied Hypno resources on her own to become more familiar with my dream birth!  What dedication!

When it came to our birth itslef, things did not go according to my perfect plan at all, and Sara helped me process and understand what was happening both in the moment itself and afterwards at our postpartum visit.  Her words of wisdom truly helped me find acceptance in my birth experience.

Also, we decided to have Sara perform placenta encapsulation, and this process was smooth and easy.  Currently I'm a few weeks into taking my placeta capsules, and though I have no prior births to compare this one to, I like to think that replenishing my body with some of the lost nutrients and hormones is helping my recovery immensely.  

Sara is such a valuable resource, and we recommend her for any type of birth you're planning!

 

Posted 10/27/2015

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Tiffany Schmidt

Sara was very professional, organized, sanitary and had lots of knowledge to share with me.  She encapsulated my placenta which certainly helped my milk production compared to my first.  She provided post-partum care going above and beyond my expecations.  She's a great resource for all things women, families, and birth.  I'd absolutely use her again.

Posted 10/12/2015

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Iordan Atanassov

My wife and I were referred to Sara via an acquaintance of ours. We were very much focused on having a natural birth with as few medical interventions as possible, and Sara was great with providing ample information, discussing the different options and outcomes along the way and how to ensure we preserve our birth experience from the traditional heaviliy medicated and managed birth process. Sara was generous with her time, and we always felt welcome at her place. She was genuinely concerned for our well being and was excellent at listening and providing feedback to our questions. What we particularly liked about Sara was the way she went about her job - she was not intrusive or pushy and directorial in her approach - she viewed herself as the resource and educator and left it up to us to make the decisions after we were provided with all the relevant information. Sara honored all of her committments, responded promptly and timely on the night of the delivery, and was essential in supporting us through the pregnancy, labor and delivery.

We strongly recommend Sara - she'll be a great resource and support to you. Please feel free to contact us at atanassovi@yahoo.com if you would like more feedback/information about Sara.

 

Posted 7/6/2014

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Micaela King

Our experience was  with Sara was excellent. We had to make some decisions about our daughter's birth. Sara helped us make informed decisions by advising us on what questions to ask our doctors and nurses. She also helped my husband by showing him how to get involved in the birthing process. This helped my husband and I work together as a team. 

Posted 3/20/2014

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Grace Chambers Smith

Sara did an amazing job! She showed so much tact and professionalism. She was a huge support to me and my husband before during and after the birth oaloud daughter. As this was my first child I didn't know what to expect or how to plan and Sara thought of so many things that really really helped us. My husband and family rave about her and ifa possible I would love to have her at all of my future births. She was not pushy but was available, reliable, educated, gentle, encouraging and willing. I was so very impressed!

Posted 6/27/2013

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