About Village Birth

Village BirthAbout Village Birth

Our mission is to bring parents and birth workers together for community, education and joy, so that all stories and experiences can be revered. Birth is a rite of passage that should be honored and celebrated in the many ways that it unfolds, and our dream is that every parent feels autonomy and empowerment during this transition.

Village Birth has a long history of supporting new and expecting families throughout Los Angeles. Born as Two Doulas Birth in 2012, we began by creating a childbirth education class with the information, tools, and techniques we found that were helpful for our clients.

As working doulas with our finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the Los Angeles birth world, we’ve always had a unique and privileged perspective to offer all of our students and clients. Over the years we’ve added new educators and expanded our network, our offerings, and our footprint, so opening a dedicated space for classes and gatherings has been very important. The opportunity to have a space for all people on their unique journeys into parenthood is something we are thrilled to bring to the community.

We are not meant to navigate this wild ride alone. It takes a village, and we are honored to welcome you into ours!

Our Team

Sara Hoke

Sara Hoke is the owner of Village Birth, a doula, a childbirth educator, and a mother.  Sara is passionate about empowering birthing people, helping them navigate pregnancy, and finding what they truly need to feel safe giving birth. She offers firm touch, soothing words and the space to be yourself. She teaches some of the classes and hosts the support groups. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Sara now lives in Northeast LA with her husband and two children.

www.sarahokebirthsupport.com

Megan Chadwick

Megan is a DTI certified birth and postpartum doula, a Cornerstone Doulas trained childbirth educator, and co-founder of Village Birth. Megan is in awe of the limitless resilience that is born of our most transformative moments (pregnancy! labor!), and our ever-widening capacity for love (parenthood!)

She excels at hosting kitchen dance parties for two and singing into anything that can double as a mic, and enjoys filling an un-scheduled afternoon with a good book, a Netflix marathon, or time with friends. Megan lives with her husband Elliott and their 95lb furry child, Apollo, in Pasadena.

www.meganchadwickdoula.com

Erica Hunt

Mother, postpartum doula, placenta encapsulator, and newborn care specialist, Erica is our Fourth Trimester expert. Her postpartum package includes traditional cooking, herbalism, womb wrapping, massage, vaginal steaming, newborn care, massage, and personalized TLC. Meet her in our Fourth Trimester class and support groups.

www.thepostpartumpackage.com

Evonne Smith

Evonne Smith, IBCLC is a lactation consultant, newborn care specialist, postpartum doula and integrative sleep consultant. For more than 5 years she’s been supporting new parents with compassionate, practical solutions for all things baby care, feeding, and sleep. She believes we each have an internal compass to guide us on our journey into parenthood. She’s here to help you find and follow yours.

www.newnorthbaby.com

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