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Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula Larger Circle
Service Area Offering private childbirth preparation classes, birth doula services, belly-casting, mother-blessings and child-blessings in the greater Philadelphia area. PHILADELPHIA Work Phone: (301) 283-4545 Website:


My early and personal experiences with birth have fostered a deep fascination with birth, motherhood, and babies in me – and a trust in the process of childbearing.

As a young adult I began a career as a religious educator in the Unitarian Universalist church. I received recognition as a Credentialed Religious Educator (CRE), Master Level. This means I’ve thought a lot about how people of all ages learn and grow, and how to help them learn and grow. My work in congregational settings has taught me a lot about how to work diplomatically and supportively with people of all kinds in a variety of settings.

In April 2008 I attended the Birthing From Within® Level 1 Mentor (Childbirth Educator) and Doula training at The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee. I attended the Advanced Mentor training in March 2009. These were amazing experiences! I am a Certified Birthing From Within® Doula (2009) and Certified Birthing From Within® Mentor (Childbirth Educator) (2017).

I am proud to be a working member of the Philly Doula Coop and a supporting member of the Philadelphia Alliance for Labor Support (PALS).