ABOUT US


Nurture{Bklyn} is the newest offspring of Doula, LCSW & BirthFocus owner Elizabeth Mangum-Sarach. 

mother of two (Cora & Alister!) & ReSIDENT OF windsor terrace, Elizabeth felt called to create a community space that connects and nurtures new families & perinatal professionals.

Nurture{Bklyn} opened it's doors in May of 2016 and is evolving and expanding daily!  Our space is a gathering space offering opportunities for expecting and new families (0-3) and education and networking opportunities for birth professionals.  Our cozy space was designed to be a home away from home where all people feel welcome and supported.


Elizabeth Mangum Sarach

founder & Executive Director

birth & postpartum doula, childbirth educator, lcsw & mother

Elizabeth is currently navigating the crazy world of parenting two children, expanding her work in the “birth world” as a doula and childbirth educator, and replanting herself and her family in NYC after a three year “stint” in Austin, TX.  She is a clinical social worker, partner/sister/daughter/friend, adventurer, Brooklynite/Michigander, home birther, etc, etc, etc… like many of you she wears several hats.

In 2004 Elizabeth became a doula and first witnessed birth by the side of her best friend.  Since, she has supported over 150 families in hospitals, birth centers, and home births in New York City, Austin, TX, and around the world (check out the blog from her motorcycle trip f75m London to Capetown in 2004 -www.birthfromthebackseat.blogspot.com!).  She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and has been certified via Lamaze as a Childbirth Educator. She is a Dona International trained doula and is trained in Hypnobirthing, Birthing From Within, and the BOLD Method for Birth childbirth education model.  She trained with SpinningBabies and Gena Kirby’s Childbirth and the Rebozo course.  She is the former Director of Maternal Health and Parenting Services at Inwood House, a non-profit that offers services to pregnant and parenting teens, and is responsible for developing their doula and childbirth education programs.  She is also a Wellness Advocate with DoTerra and has used essential oils in pregnancy, birth, and with her whole family (including her 10 yr old chocolate lab, Franny!).  In addition to all of this, she teaches Freedom to Birth and offers private birth consultations to help answer your basic questions about birth.  

In May 2013 Elizabeth gave birth to her sweet and sassy daughter, Cora, in her home in Austin, Texas.  Yes, she had a doula (because, no, doulas don’t “doula” themselves) and a wonderful midwife.  In Feb 2015 she took another wild ride and gave birth to her sweet son, Alister, also at home (TWO doulas this time!).  Both of these births taught her so much about her needs, her fears, her body, her partnership, and more.

Elizabeth loves her work and brings her whole heart to it. In summer 2016 Elizabeth will open a private practice at Nurture{Bklyn} and specialize in the treatment of Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum year. 

She couldn't be more excited to share Nurture{Bklyn} with you!  It has been a lifelong dream to create this special place!