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Sarah is a GP/family physician mother of four homeborn children and currently a full-time writer on pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Sarah’s articles have been published all over the world, including in Mothering magazine (US), MIDIRS Midwifery Digest (UK), Wellbeing magazine (Australia) and the Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. She is author of the bestselling book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, with a new edition published in 2009.

Sarah’s work critiques current practices in pregnancy, birth and parenting from the widest possible perspectives, including scientific, evolutionary, psychological and personal.

Sarah has a special interest in the hormones of labor and birth, and her 2002 article “Ecstatic Birth: Nature’s Hormonal Blueprint for Labor”, (available as a free ebook at based on scientific evidence for the superb design of our female bodies in labor and birth, was one of the most popular-ever in Mothering magazine. She has continued to research and share this topic with parents and professionals worldwide.

Sarah encourages us all to be well informed, to listen to our hearts and instincts, and to take our rightful place as the real experts in our bodies, our babies and our families. She lives in Brisbane, Australia. and her new membership website

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