Sarah Butterfly, Midwife

Sarah believes that people are capable of being responsible for their own health care including getting informed and making healthcare choices that are relevant to their life; that comprehensive midwifery care should be accessible to every body; that pregnancy, birth and postpartum rarely require intervention; that the midwife's job is to be a guide and guardian of a safe and normal birth process and to provide the most current, eviddenced based care, only intervening when needed; and that people have the opportunity to transform through their birthing process.

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In addition to walking her path as a midwife, Sarah's study and work has always centered around the health, well-being and rights of people who identify as women. Her prior studies include a BA in Women and Gender Studies and BA in Anthropology, as well as a Masters of Public Health Administration. She has worked as a birth doula, certified breastfeeding counselor, registered yoga teacher, and non-profit administrator.

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Sarah is a midwife trained in the care of clients and their babies through normal prenatal, birth and postpartum care as well as providing wellness services, STI/HIV testing, and routine annual exams. She learned midiwfery through a traditional apprenticeship model working with two LMs each with over 15 years midwifery experience.  She is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).

 

Sarah attends between one and four births a month. She is a second generation midwife as her mother was a midwife in the 70s and 80s. The first birth Sarah 'attended' was at age 4 when her sister was born in their family home.