Sara Sanchez LM, CPM
I started my journey to midwifery at NMSU doing my pre-requisites to the Nursing program, with the goal to become a Labor and Delivery nurse. I met a local home birth midwife who showed me how amazing home birth can be. I fell in love with home birth and the strong women who birth these babies, as well as the midwives that attend the births trustingly. I knew this was my calling, and I wanted to provide options for the women in my community, so I changed my path and started my training. My midwifery training consisted of three years of online training through Living Tree International College of Midwifery led by Kamy Shaw concurrently with an apprenticeship model of hands on training with several Midwives in Las Cruces and El Paso. I worked closely with my main preceptor, Angie Hagan of Open Circle Homebirth until I received my NARM certification and NM State license in 2011. I continued working with Open Circle Homebirth an additional 2 years as a Licensed and Certified Midwife, until I opened my own practice. I am CPR certified, trained and certified in Neonatal Resuscitation, and continue to train in all modalities related to birth.
Outside of Midwifery I am deeply rooted in our community by leading our local Desert Babywearers group, acting as Co-Chair of our Border Area Midwives group, and continuing to keep up to date on all that our community has to offer the amazing families I serve. I am also a mom and had my 3 sons at home, experiencing the process I devote my life to learning in depth.