Sarah Proechel

Sarah Prochel

Location: Hillsdale, NY
Phone: (518) 672-4576

Certification(s) and Experience: My passion for birth was first ignited in 1981, with the birth of my niece. I have been working as a birth and postpartum doula since 1997. I originally did my training with ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators). I have attended births both in the U.S. and overseas and bring a rich cross-cultural perspective to my doula practice. I have also completed an apprenticeship program with Rosemary Gladstar, a renowned herbalist, and bring that herbal training to my work with women in their childbearing cycle.

Coverage Area for Doula Services: Columbia County, Berkshire County

Services Provided:

  • Labor and birth support in hospital
  • Midwife-attended homebirth (exluding New York State–offered in Massachusetts and Connecticut ONLY)
  • Herbal products for pregnancy and breastfeeding

More information: As part of an undergraduate study I did research on midwifery among the Maya people of Guatemala. To find out more about this go to I have three lovely boys. I find that my own experience as a mom is an enormous asset to my doula practice.We take BerkShares