Looking for a Postpartum Doula in the Bay Area?

Get So Much More with Dr. Sarah Mitchell’s Newborn Coaching Services

Through a home visit, Dr. Sarah Mitchell will conduct hands-on teaching for the skills that you need to know from feeding to burping to putting babies down. Then you’ll do virtual follow ups together to ensure any underlying issues or bumps along the way are taken care of.

As you search for a postpartum doula in the Bay Area, you’ll find that training and services vary wildly.

Some prioritize family care, some prioritize newborn care. Some have online training, some have professional credentials. It’s hard to know what you’re getting and the results you can expect to see.

 Instead of outsourcing the experience of parenthood, let Dr. Sarah Mitchell teach how you and your baby can both experience a great life together.

We will examine sleep practices, lactation habits, unique behaviors, development, and mindset to customize a program for success.

Let’s Get Sleep & Feeding to Work For You So You Can Get Back to Work

Let me ask you something...

When you pictured parenthood, did it involve:
Having a baby that would only sleep in arms?
Short, unsatisfying stretches of sleep that leave you wondering if this is “normal”?
Losing yourself and your identity in the chaos of caretaking?

Of course not.

I know that the journey into parenthood, while beautiful, can be filled with uncertainties, sleepless nights, and the need for a helping hand. You want to be present and energized while maintaining balance in your career and marriage. 

As a baby sleep expert with 10+ years experience, a certified lactation counselor and a chiropractor by training, I've helped hundreds of parents like you transform these challenges into opportunities for growth.

I work to transform new parenthood into a journey of joy and confidence by offering a guiding light through the early stages of your newborn's homecoming. Parenthood should be beautiful.

You don’t have to do it alone or with a full-time post partum doula in the Bay Area! Get a customized program just for you and your baby.

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Who This Is For

Parents who prioritize their baby’s health and development while minimizing lack of sleep during the newborn stage. If you need to be well-rested for your job, family, and other responsibilities, I can help you achieve that while still keeping you connected to your newborn!

What You’ll Overcome

  • A baby who only sleeps when held 
  • Anxiety and self-doubt about being a new parent
  • Frequent night waking
  • Spending too much time trying to achieve sleep
  • Frustration or lack of support while breastfeeding
  • Feeling like you’re just surviving the newborn stage
  • Common parenting pitfalls

Meet Your Parenting Coach Dr. Sarah Mitchell

Dr. Sarah found her passion in empowering parents to teach their little ones to sleep and parent confidently day and night as a sleep and parenting consultant. She coaches parents through sleeping, breast and bottle feeding, and adapting to life as a parent with her evidence-based and mindful approaches.

A chiropractor by training and a certified lactation counselor, she's also the author of the Amazon best-selling book, The Helping Babies Sleep Method: The Art and Science of Teaching Your Baby to Sleep. She’s a member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and holds a coaching certificate through the NLP Institute of California. She works with busy parents who want to optimize health and sleep from the 1st month to 4 months and enjoy the experience to the fullest. Since 2013, she's helped thousands of families be confident, loving, attached, and well-rested.

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Why Choose Coaching in the Newborn Stage?

Working on sleep, feeding, and play from the beginning can help you avoid the common parenting pitfalls people fall into and help you avoid “sleep training”. 

Our littles are more capable than we give them credit for. With the proper guidance, you can have your little one sleeping long age-appropriate stretches in these first few months.

From birth to 4 months, your child grows exponentially. Their sleep and feeding patterns will change monthly. Just when you think you've got it all figured out, your child will have a growth spurt or neurological leap that will have you wondering what's happening and if there's anything more you could be doing to help your baby and yourself.

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Newborn Coaching Services in the Bay Area: Embracing Every Parent with Care

I believe in an educated, personalized and loving approach to postpartum care. That’s why all of my services are designed to support, educate, and empower new parents, helping them build a strong foundation for their growing families. 

From lactation support and parenting coaching, I will ensure you and your baby thrive during this exciting time.


We will help your baby sleep through the night as early as their development allows. By grasping the science behind sleep, understanding behavioral cues, and recognizing milestones appropriate for their age, we aim to gently shape your newborn’s sleep patterns within the first three months. 

There is so much misinformation around what is “normal” and “unavoidable” when it comes to a baby’s sleep. I want to help you avoid these common sleep pitfalls before they become a problem.

This approach enhances sleep quality for the entire family and lessens the effects of the common four-month sleep regression. We’ll also equip you with a solid understanding of your baby’s evolving sleep requirements and schedules at every stage of growth.

Breast and Bottle Feeding

We will develop a feeding flow for your day to move food out of the night at the earliest appropriate time for your child and lifestyle. I am a lactation counselor and sat on the board of the Mothers Milk Bank of San Jose for four years.  

Feeding and sleep are very intertwined with behavior, mindset and development so we want to encourage healthy habits in each of these areas.


Address challenges and expectations from the parenting journey through mindful practices to minimize stress and conflict and enjoy parenthood to the fullest. 

Our Successful Approach

I want to ensure that my approach is evidence-based yet personalized. My strengths lie in asking you questions about what your baby and family are doing and providing strategies that meet your situation not only developmentally but also emotionally. 

This is not a rigid approach but an educated, personalized, loving methodology that will vary depending on your needs and goals. 

This coaching package is for the parent who wants the very best for their baby and wants to play a role in this beautiful, dynamic period. It is suitable for those with or without night nannies, post partum doulas, or other caregivers in the Bay Area.

Why Choose Dr. Sarah Mitchell?

Admitting you need help as a new parent can be challenging, but I’m here to help you through it and teach you to enjoy the newborn stage. 

What our proud parents are saying:

Image of baby taking longer naps and sleeps more at night.
"I reached out when my baby was 8 weeks old. I was having to hold her for all naps and I was really drowning.
Within days of working with Sarah my daughter was able to nap in her bassinet.  Within a couple of weeks she was able to put herself to sleep.  By 14 weeks she was sleeping through the night 7:45 pm to 6 am. I was so proud of her.  Working with Sarah was the best parenting decisions I have made so far. Not only did she help me teach my little one to sleep, she gave me the confidence of adding new skills and how to trust my instincts more.  This coaching has been the most amazing gift I have given myself. "
Lauren B
  —  San Francisco, CA
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Start Your Journey with Dr. Sarah Mitchell

    Your family deserves the best start and I can give you just that. If you currently live in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, San Jose and surrounding areas, I would love to learn more about your needs and how I can help.

    Schedule your initial consultation with me, Dr. Sarah Mitchell, and take the first step towards a supported newborn coaching experience in the Bay Area.

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