About Me





There is nothing more sacred to me than the experience of birth.  To be invited to join a birthing person and their family as they bring new life is the ultimate compliment.  As a doula, I bring reverence and respect for all families, along with strong knowledge of normal birth and a tool bag of comfort measures.  

When a pregnant person has a partner or dear friend who can be by their side, it is my happy role to assist that partner and guide him or her in supporting mom.  In other families mom prefers my one on one support directly.  Some parents strongly desire medical pain management, while others are hoping for a minimal-intervention experience.

 I would be honored to support you throughout your pregnancy and birth, in the ways that best suit you.





I am Mom to two incredible little boys.  Samuel was born in 2012 and Wyatt followed closely after in 2013.  Their births were two of the most incredible and holy experiences of my life.  

I have been a Stay-at-Home Parent, a working parent, a single parent, and a step-parent.  No matter the circumstances, parenting is hands down the most challenging, and most rewarding, role of my lifetime. 

Parents are often forgotten or overlooked in the excitement of a new baby, but they need care and nurturing too.  I am passionate about supporting parents at every stage of their experience - from preconception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and beyond.  





As a former high school English teacher, I am passionate about learning and about sharing knowledge.  Like most moms, I spent a lot of time researching during my first pregnancy.  Unlike a number of moms, however, my fascination with birth did not end after delivery.    

After spending countless hours chatting the ears off of any friend or relative who would listen, I realized that my teaching background and my intense passion for birth gave me a niche in the world of childbirth education.  I have been a childbirth instructor since 2012, studying and teaching under The Bradley Method, Hypnobirthing, and now Birth Boot Camp. 

Certifications & Professional Development


ProDoula Certified P&ICD

Red Cross Pediatric CPR

February 2020 - February 2023

Birth Boot Camp Certified Doula

Birth Boot Camp

October 2018 - present

Birth Boot Camp Certified Instructor

Birth Boot Camp

December 2018 - present

Heart of Mentoring - Birthing From Within

Birthing From Within

October-November 2019

Companioning at a Time of Perinatal Loss

PAIL with Nneka Hall

(currently certifying - expected March 2020)

Gender Diversity for Health & Wellness Professionals

Birthful - Rethinking Prenatals

DONA Birth Doula Workshop


(February 2014)  

Bradley Method® Certified Instructor

The Bradley Method® 


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Caz Doula Sarah Kelchner

Cazenovia, NY 13035, US

sarahkelchner@gmail.com (315) 663-4035