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Meet the Doulas – Evana Cooper

by Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt on June 15, 2019

Evana Cooper is a Labor and Postpartum Doula who works to help women have empowered birth and postpartum experiences through education and care. Before starting EVANABIRTHS, Evana had her 4 children, the oldest of which is 13 and the youngest of which is 15 months. She started EvanaBirths because after her births, she realized the […]


Meet the Doulas – Sophie Davis

by Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt on June 5, 2019

In her work as a birth doula, Sophie Davis embraces patience and her innate listening abilities to make her clients feel heard. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and from a young age she has always adored babies. She completed her foundation training with Carriage House Birth in Brooklyn in July 2016. Upon […]


Meet the Doulas – Sarah Craig

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

October 25, 2018

Cali discovered her passion for the amazing world of birth six years ago. She trained to be a doula in Chicago with DONA International in 2016 and has served as a doula for five women since then.  She has walked women through various settings, including birth centers, water births, hospital births, and C-sections. Doula work […]

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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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