Holding Tummy

NUEVA VIDA DOULA SERVICES

Supporting birthing people and their families in the process of preparing for and bringing to the world a new life.

Serving Humboldt County, California

"Birth is not only about making babies.  Birth is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength."
-Barbara Katz Rothman

Birth Service Packages

Choosing what works for you

Payment plans available upon request

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Prenatal Visits

Preparing for a Birthday

Prenatal visits are a chance for a birthing mother and her support team and a doula to get to know one another.  It is also an opportunity for a doula to help a growing family find resources to answer questions regarding pregnancy, upcoming labor and delivery, and postpartum concerns.  The new client packet includes information about birth center questions to ask, ideas of what to pack in a bag to take for labor day, and resources to help put together a birth plan.  Prenatal visits are a chance to go over that packet and also to review laboring and delivery techniques in order to better prepare you for baby's birthday.

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Labor and Birth Support

Here for You

As your doula, I provide 24 hour on-call support from 36 weeks until after the birth of your baby.  Labor and delivery support include a variety of techniques presented to consider, emotional and physical support for you and the rest of your support team.  As your doula I am happy to help with breastfeeding support and will visit the day after baby's birth to deliver a postpartum care package and check in with the new family.

Postpartum Support

Offering Support

At postpartum visits I am happy to provide any non-medical help you may request of me.  Very often postpartum visits are a good time for new moms to have a listening and understanding ear available.  I can also help provide access to resources for breastfeeding and postpartum support and I am happy to help with things like Babywearing, breastfeeding holds, cloth diapering, swaddling, etc.

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Childbirth Classes

Learning Together

Attend a childbirth class with your partner and other expecting parents in order to prepare for what's to come.  Pick and choose your classes!  Classes are in an eight week rotation and include

1. Physiology of Pregnancy

2. Physiology of Birth

3. Physical Coping Techniques

4. Mental Coping Techniques

5. Build your Birth Plan

6. Bringing Baby Home and Postpartum Self Care

7. Safe Sleep, Diapering, and Baby Wearing

8. Feeding Baby in their First Year

9. Car Seat Safety (free with enrollment in any other session)

All classes have a maximum registration of 15 pregnant mothers and their partners per session.  Class pricing is a recommended donation of $10 per person per class. 

Private sessions available for $35/class or $200/all sessions.  Gift certificates available.  Cash, Check, and Credit Card accepted.  

Preregistration is recommended but not required.

All classes are held at: 
MikkiMoves Real Estate

805 7th St 

Eureka, CA 95501

 Gift certificates available.  Cash, Check, and Credit Card accepted.  No refunds available for missed classes.  Preregistration is appreciated but not required.  Class sessions are held on Sundays at 1pm and Wednesdays at 6:30pm.

Reviews

Sarah is amazing! I had a Vbac in December and she was very supportive! She helped me remember how to breathe through my contractions, held my hand, got me cold wash rags, water, snacks, and answered any questions I could think of! I highly recommend her if you are thinking of hiring a doula! Totally worth the extra support and encouragement!

Sarah is amazing! I had a Vbac in December and she was very supportive! She helped me remember how to breathe through my contractions, held my hand, got me cold wash rags, water, snacks, and answered any questions I could think of! I highly recommend her if you are thinking of hiring a doula! Totally worth the extra support and encouragement!

Hillary Pierce

El nacimiento de mi hijo fue muy especial gracias a ti�, eres extraordinaria Sarah. Ojalá toda mujer en el mundo pudiera disfrutar de ese momento en compañía de una duola y que mejor que de la mejor... ¡tú!

Samantha Saldivar

I knew from the beginning of my pregnancy that I wanted to have a doula, but I was having trouble finding someone that I felt I could trust. As soon as I met Sarah, I knew that she would be exactly what my family needed to coach us through this amazing transition. Sarah was amazing throughout my pregnancy, and was there with me every step of the way, even when things got complicated. She made sure to give me as much information about my options and rights as possible, and shemade me feel like more of a friend than a client. Whether it was personal family stuff, or medical questions, she gave me the best and most honest advice I could have asked for. If it weren't for her being there during my birth, I'm not sure how I would have handled it. She went above and beyond for me and my family, in more ways than I can even begin to list. If you're looking into getting a doula, I'd recommend Sarah in a heart beat. She's the type of person you definitely want for such a big time in your life ♥️

Robyn Soper

Sarah is an incredible doula and amazing person! She worked with me for months as I navigated the complicated health care system while trying to attempt a VBAC. She was extremely calming, encouraging and dedicated before, during, and after the delivery of my daughter. She goes far beyond to make her clients and their families feel comfortable and safe. She is incredibly knowledgable and I greatly appreciated her use of scientific journals and studies when helping me advocate for myself. You cannot have a better person by your side!

Sarah is an incredible doula and amazing person! She worked with me for months as I navigated the complicated health care system while trying to attempt a VBAC. She was extremely calming, encouraging and dedicated before, during, and after the delivery of my daughter. She goes far beyond to make her clients and their families feel comfortable and safe. She is incredibly knowledgable and I greatly appreciated her use of scientific journals and studies when helping me advocate for myself. You cannot have a better person by your side!

Catherine Wilkes

Sarah brought me so much peace of mind throughout my entire pregnancy and birthing experience.  I had a high risk pregnancy, and Sarah blew me away with all of the resources she collected for me.... She helped my husband and me prepare for the hospital-- both our physical belongings and creating a list of things we wanted to educate ourselves on so we could advocate for ourselves.  Our prenatal meetings were so helpful, as Sarah was incredibly organized while I was still suffering from pregnancy brain.

Sarah was supportive in the hospital, reminding me of the questions I told her I wanted to ask the medical staff.  When my labor became active and progressed incredibly quickly, Sarah helped to keep me as calm as a contracting woman can be... and was the most amazing coach.  I don't remember much from my active pushing time, but I do clearly remember Sarah's suggestions and how I noticed she helped me to be more efficient with my energy.

If I have another child, I will not hesitate to snag Sarah as my doula again.

Hilary McMillan

Contact

Shoot an email, or give Sarah at Nueva Vida Doula Services a ring to learn more.

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"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope"

Martin Luther