About Us

Village BirthAbout Us

About Us

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. You deserve an empowering birth.

Village Birth has a history of supporting new and expecting families throughout Los Angeles. Born as Two Doulas Birth in 2012, we became Village Birth when we opened a space in 2019 for classes and support groups. In 2024, we moved into a larger office and partnered up with therapists and practitioners to bring more services and support to our birthing community all under one roof.

As working doulas with their finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the Los Angeles birth world, our educators have always had a unique and privileged perspective to offer all 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 Instructors

Sara Hoke

Sara is the owner of Village Birth, a doula, a childbirth educator, and a mother.  Sara is passionate about supporting people achieve an empowering birth, helping them navigate pregnancy, and finding what they truly need to feel safe in labor.


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!)

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.

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.

Brighid Quinn

Brighid is a birth and postpartum doula, educator and belly binder. Brighid enjoys being the “trail guide” for families as they move through their journeys. With a relaxed, pragmatic approach, her hope is to assist parents to trust their innate abilities and tap into their knowledgeable intuition. Brighid teaches Childbirth Ed and Newborn Care.

April Trettel

April wears many hats including therapist, spaceholder, circle facilitator, doula, photographer, and mother! She is passionate about creating community and bringing back a sacred space that supports women gathering together. April runs our Matrescence Circle.