Sarah Walsh is a Registered Midwife and Certified Hypnobirthing Australia ™ Practitioner. She is passionate about childbirth education and working with families during their pregnancy, birthing and parenting journey. Sarah believes in the power of women and their amazing bodies and minds. She has had experience in community midwifery, and several maternity hospitals in Perth. Sarah became a midwife after her own pregnancy and parenting journey with her twin daughters. She has a Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) with Distinction and a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion from Curtin University.
What led you to a career in midwifery?
I came to midwifery later in life, inspired by my own pregnancy, birth and parenting journey. Midwives and other health professionals gave me outstanding support through a challenging period, and essentially I wanted to give back, and hopefully make my own impact on the journey of other women and their families.
What is your birth philosophy?
Every women should feel empowered and supported throughout their pregnancy, labour and birth, however this journey goes. Every woman should be able have confidence in their body’s ability to nurture and care for their baby.
What is the most rewarding part of being a midwife?
Being witness to the strength and power women have in the labour and birth suite is always amazing. Now that I also teach childbirth education, it is rewarding to see women and their birth partners change their perception of childbirth and to help empower them to have a positive birth experience.
What attracted you to be part of Western Obstetrics?
It was the opportunity to provide continuity of care to women in the antenatal and postnatal periods, to be with them as they go through this journey to motherhood, and to continue to support them after they have given birth. I’m also very pleased to work with a great team again.