Today is the day! I’ve been rambling on and on about Vancouver’s BirthFest event, and it’s finally happening. And so I am taking this chance to highlight one more member of the Birth Lounge Collective here.
I talk a lot about trying to figure out who I want to be when I grow up. It’s what my Crafting my Life journey is all about. While I may not have all the answers, I’m pretty sure that Grown-Up Amber looks a lot like Sarah Juliusson. Sarah has worked as a nurse and trained as a midwife. She’s the mama behind Dancing Star Birth, which offers prenatal classes and doula service. She also created Mama Renew, which runs community support groups for new and seasoned mothers. Participants share in the joys and challenges of motherhood, and support one another as they seek renewal and balance as women. But that’s not all. She also recently created Birth Your Business, to help new entrepreneurs get their ideas up and running.
That part of me that loves all things birth-y and baby thinks Sarah is about the coolest person ever.
You’d think that Sarah would not have a moment to spare, between helping to plan BirthFest and running three businesses, but she was gracious enough to take some time to chat with me. We talked about birth, mothering and community. I enjoyed it immensely. Listen to our conversation here:
I love how calming Sarah’s voice sounds. I just know that she would be an awesome at a birth. And I love that she’s found her place. People doing their Thing just fill me with inspiration. Now I just need to figure out what my Thing is.
Now, I’d like you to weigh in. How did (or do) you find support and community in pregnancy and birth? And what about in motherhood? And also, what is your Thing, do you know? I’d love to hear from you!