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Welcome to Lifeforce Birthworks

​Providing comprehensive doula support and education to Bay Area familes
for over 15 years


It was the births of my god children over 20 years ago that would eventually steer me into the world of birth support and education. At the time, I was in graduate school, teaching creative writing, working on a collection of short stories. So profound was the experience, however, that I considered leaving all that behind to become a midwife. I'd not yet heard the word 'doula'.


But I kept on with my current path, got married, gave birth to two daughters of my own. Then a few years later, I saw a flyer on a window advertising a "doula training". And, well, that was that. Now, after many hundreds of births, I feel the same sense of awe, passion, and commitment to birth as I did with that first miraculous experience.


I have spent a lifetime exploring, studying, and building knowledge in the body/mind, and developing an intimate relationship with the natural world and the creative spirit. This has manifested in a variety of distinct but interconnected passions. I am an avid student of Buddhist teachings, primarily explored through a long distance running meditation practice. I have travelled extensively (often solo) through remote landscape via foot, bicycle, and boat and have served as both wilderness guide and instructor. I have been an obsessive grower of organic food and perennial gardens for my entire life. And art and art-making are ever constants in my life. 

For me, all of these abiding loves--including birth--are interconnected and part of a whole; there is no separation. All inform and are brought to bear in my approach as a Birth Doula. 

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I am a sole practitioner serving the North Bay, East Bay, and San Francisco. I find the one-to-one relationship-building over time to be invaluable for women/birthing people and their partners as they navigate this new and tender territory. And selfishly, I love developing such close and genuine connections with my clients--one of the great gifts of birth work! 

Sarah Hamilton Birth Doula

While birth support forms the core of my practice, when combined with other offerings, a rich foundation of preparation, confidence, and trust is created.   

Check out what's offered, then fill out an inquiry form with any questions you may have. From there, we can schedule a complimentary consultation to deepen the conversation. You'll get a feel for doula support in general, my background and approach, and how we might work together to support your vision and goals. 

Kind Words....

“Three births, three babies, all totally different, only ONE Sarah! I'd never have a baby without you--thank you!! ”


Marin County

Tom Killian

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