Dr. Sarah Leopold

Birth & Postpartum Doula
Upper Arlngtn, Ohio
5 years of experience
About me

Hello! I'm Sarah, a former university professor and full-spectrum doula. I provide birth and postpartum services, and I have specialized training and experience in trauma-informed care, mothers considering adoption, and pregnancy loss. I offer in-person services in Central Ohio and virtual services nationwide.


PhD (2016)

Certification and training

Birth & Bereavement Doula, Stillbirthday (2021)

Adoption Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Baby and Toddler Sleep Coach Birth Doula Birth Support Birth Trauma Breastfeeding Support Building Healthy Communication Caring for International Adoptees Caring for Special Needs Children Child Welfare and Adoption Contraception and Family Planning Evidence-Based Care Exclusive Pumping/Bottle Feeding Family Consultation Family Planning Grief and Loss Home Birth In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Infant Care Infertility Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Labor Doula Loss and Bereavement Doula Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Newborn Care Newborn Prep Postpartum Care Postpartum Doula Care Preconception Pregnancy Loss Recurrent Miscarriages Sibling Preparation Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Support in Pregnancy Loss Toddlers Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Water birth


Service introduction

Birth services include at least two prenatal appointments, development of a birth plan, labor and delivery support, and one postpartum appointment. Standard birth service rates are: $1200 (in-person) $950 (virtual) Postpartum services can include basic infant care support, sleep consultation, infant feeding assistance, emotional and physical recovery help for mom, referrals to other support services, light housekeeping and meal prep, etc. Postpartum services can consist as few or as many appointments as desired, and can be a mix of virtual (nationwide) and in-person (Central Ohio). Standard postpartum service rates are: $40/hour (in-person) $25/hour (virtual) Specialized services include: support for expectant parents considering making an adoption plan and support for pregnancy loss including miscarriage, stillbirth, fatal diagnosis in utero, or pregnancy after loss Childbirth education classes are offered. Each class is a one-on-one, personalized curriculum to fit your specific needs.

Birthing Baby Class
This 1.5 hour class covers anything and everything you need to know about birthing your baby and the postpartum period. Topics will be customized to your individual needs. Class can be tailored to specific situations including: Vaginal birth Induction Cesarean section Medicated birth plan Unmedicated birth plan VBAC
USD Flat rate
Facts Over Fear Class
This 1.5 hour class is designed for moms who may be feeling anxious about pregnancy and birth. It will cover everything you need to know about giving birth to you baby, with emphasis placed on strategies you can use to manage your fears. Topics will be customized to your individual needs. This class is appropriate for any mom or partner who has experienced: Anxiety during pregnancy Fear of giving birth Discomfort in hospital settings Previous traumatic birth or experience Previous pregnancy loss or stillbirth
USD Flat rate
Belly to Baby Class
This 3-hour class covers everything you want to know about your pregnancy and birth. Can be taken in one session or over different days. Topics will be customized to your individual needs but may include: Fetal development Tests and procedures during pregnancy Nutrition during pregnancy Managing pregnancy symptoms Choosing a birthing location Knowing when to head to the hospital Stages of labor Possible complications & interventions during labor Comfort measures & information for partners How to develop a birth plan Breastfeeding tips Basic newborn care
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