Sarah is originally from Newfoundland, but spent most of her life in Fort McMurray and feels blessed to be able to call this place home. Sarah remembers loving babies ever since she was a little one herself, and loved growing up in a big family because there never seemed to be a shortage of new babies!
Despite of her love of babies, however, her view of birth was not always a good one. From what she had always heard, birth was an extremely traumatic, frightening, and negative experience, one that was to be avoided at all costs. That is, until she stumbled across a Facebook page promoting natural birth, and once she got to read a few of the birth stories it was as if her eyes were open and she was in awe of all the things that she began to learn. It was then Sarah was fascinated by pregnancy and birth, and found herself wanting to learn everything she could! When Sarah first heard about birth doulas, she played with the idea of becoming one for a couple of years. In March 2014 she finally took the leap and took the DONA Birth Doula training in Calgary, and describes that weekend as one of the most inspiring times of her life.
Sarah is excited about being a part of a doula cooperative because, “it feels like a community where we can all learn from and support each other” and she never feels like she’s alone. She is looking forward to serving families in Wood Buffalo, and helping to make birth for mothers here as peaceful and positive as possible.