Rising Sun Doula Care Welcomes You
Hi families! I am Sarah Merchant, a DONA certified Birth Doula, as well as, a Newborn Care Specialist. I offer individualized support for families from preconception into early childhood through prenatal, labor, and postpartum support, as well as, newborn care. I am passionate about supporting families in achieving the birth that works best for them. I provide unbiased and evidence based birth support for all families.
Additionally, with my background in education, I have a deep understanding of early childhood development and many years of experience in supporting families and young children. I offer help establishing routines with your newborn, including overnight sleep support and help with infant feeding. I am also available to answer all those pressing developmental questions that may arise.
Ready to chat? Call today for a free 20 minute consultation.
Sarah is a proud member of Origin: A collective for growing familes. Are you looking for more birth, postpartum, and family related resources in our foothills community? Check out: ORIGIN: a collective for growing families.
Sarah is also a proud member of Colorado Volunteer Doulas, an organization that provides free labor doula support to families birthing at Swedish Medical Center.
When we meet for a prenatal visit, my goal is to support you in whatever means feels helpful to you. Some prenatals include meeting with the birthing person and any additional support people to discuss your goals around birth, outline a birth plan, and share resources related to pregnancy and childbirth. Additionally, I am available for more comprehensive care including partner and sibling guidance, as well as, attending prenatal appointments with you and your preferred care provider.
Prenatal visits can be paid for separately as a consultation or in conjunction with labor and postpartum care.
As a Birth Doula, I offer continuous support to the birthing person and any partners during labor and delivery. I provide emotional support, physical support, and advocacy on your behalf. While I can help you learn about childbirth, if that is what you are looking for, it is never my role to tell you how to birth. I am there to help you achieve the birth that works for you.
My Birth Support Package includes a free 30 minute consultation for us to get acquainted and decide if we are a good fit. Additionally, we will have 2 Prenatal Visits to establish care and share goals for labor and birth. From that point, I will be on call for your birth month. When you go into labor and are ready for my support, I will come to the birth location of your choice to support your family through the birth. This package also includes one postpartum visit to use as you wish.
Investment for this package: $1250
As a postpartum doula, my goal is to step in during those early hazy days after birth and offer care for parents in a way that feels supportive to them. This could look like:
Newborn Care: establishing feed/sleep schedules and routines.
Sibling Care: guidance around integrating new baby, how to talk to older children.
Household Support: laundry, dishes, errands, organizing, you name it.
Meal Prep: cooking, meal train, grocery delivery.
The price for this service is $35 per hour.
As a Newborn Care Specialist, I am available for both day and nighttime care for your newborn. We will work together as a care team to create a eat, play, sleep routine that supports your newborn and works for your family.
The price for this service is $35 per hour
As a Sibling Doula, I provide childcare to other children in the family during birth. Whether birthing in home or at a hospital/birth center, it is beneficial to have someone you trust to care for your older children so that you can fully surrender to the power of labor and birth.
I am on call for your birth month, to come to your home and provide care and support to your children. We can be involved in the birth as much or as little as your family wants. Additionally, I am available help older children process this exciting and monumental change in their lives.
The price for this service is $35 per hour.
I believe strongly that all people deserve access to high quality labor and postpartum support. If the cost of doula services is a hindrance to you to access this type of care, please reach out! I am happy to accommodate you with payment plan options, trades, or discounted rates.
The journey from trying to conceive through parenthood can be long and confusing! Especially for first time parents. If you are looking for guidance around fertility, birth, or newborn care, schedule a consultation! We can discuss all of your questions and establish care plans that work for your family. Consultations can be by phone, zoom, or in person.
The cost of this service is dependent on time and type of consultation.