Meet the Doulas – Sarah Craig

by Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt on November 8, 2018

Sarah Craig (pronouns: she/they) is proud to be a member of PALS as a birth doula. She completely her training with Debra Pascali-Bonaro in Feb 2018 and is in pursuit of her DONA birth and postpartum certification. Sarah also works for Pettaway Pursuit Foundation, a managed-care insurance partnered doula service organization. Sarah graduated from Penn with […]

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Meet the Doulas – California Wang

by Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt on October 25, 2018

I have attended five births and counting as a doula, and supported many more women in the prenatal and postpartum periods. My birth experiences include hospital deliveries, a C-section, birth center natural water labor, and a home birth. I’ve used various techniques to help guide labor and delivery, including posterior repositioning, double hip squeezes, sacral […]

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Meet the Doulas – Kinbrae Sperstad

October 18, 2018

Born in Arizona, raised in Minnesota, and most at home in Philadelphia, Kinbrae holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and education from Bryn Mawr College and is a current University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education student, studying early childhood education. She is a DONA trained birth doula and has been volunteering with PALS since the spring of 2018. While […]

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Bring out the Crayons – Coloring the Memory of Birth

February 10, 2011

Mothers deserve to feel supported in their choices. They also deserve to feel validated in their heartache. Sometimes the role of a doula is to help color a birth. Even at our most prepared, there are times that births do not go as we had hoped. Circumstances are not always ideal. The education process may […]

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