About Us

Sarah Segal

Sarah is a dynamic, active mother of two, living on beautiful Vancouver Island. Her interest in supporting families started young when she worked as a nanny both in Canada and overseas. Travel took her wide and far, but she returned to her island home to raise her own two kids, grow her garden, read lots, swim often and enjoy the surrounding nature.

Experience

Sarah has worked in advocacy and parent education since 2005, both in non-profit organizations and self employment in Canada and the Middle East. As a birth doula, Sarah attended dozens of births and has supported even more families through their adjustment to parenthood as a postpartum doula, including solo mothers, adoptive parents, same-sex couples and more. Sarah's research focuses have included prevention of childbirth trauma, breastfeeding support and education, and preventative approaches for postpartum wellbeing.


Sarah has been providing prenatal education since 2007, striving to support families to be well equipped to handle birth and early parenthood.


Currently, Sarah also works at VIU Students' Union in post secondary student advocacy.

Education

B.A., Major in Psychology (Vancouver Island University)
DONA Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
Breastfeeding Counsellor (Douglas College)

Childbirth Educator (Birthing From Within)

Research and areas of special interest/skill:

Childbirth trauma

Narrative Therapy

Teen pregnancy

Single motherhood

Pregnancy and Infant loss
Resilience
Postpartum adjustment