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Sa Budnitz

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

Sa (she/her) is a pediatric occupational therapist and somatic dance therapist certified in Germany. She is also a trained parenting consultant who specializes in encouraging healthy child development with a strong emphasis on creating nurturing relationships. Sa is grateful to deepen her understanding of pregnancy, birth, and mentoring with the Birthing From Within team. Her heart has always reached out to expecting families and she is excited to start supporting them on their journey through pregnancy and birth as a doula and childbirth educator.

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Cortney Seltman

Certified Birthing From Within Mentor & Childbirth Educator

Cortney supports individuals, couples, and groups navigating pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period, a unique time of major transition for parents and babies, from birth until 2-3 years later. She teaches Birthing From Within Classes in partnership with The Midwife Center for Birth & Women’s Health in Pittsburgh, the largest free standing birth center in the country.…

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Marianne Donahue Perchlik

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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Sarah Allen

Trained Birthing From Within Doula

Sarah has been doula in the Upper Valley since 2018. She completed her DONA doula training in April 2018, is certified as a Sacred Baby practitioner and circle leader, has training in Birth Story Medicine and is a certified VBAC Doula. Sarah is currently undergoing additional training as a Birthing From Within certified doula as well as a Still Birth Day Birth and Bereavement Doula.…