Dr. Sarah Winward
Naturopathic Doctor & DOULA & LACTATION CONSULTANT
Hi! I’m Sarah, a Naturopathic Doctor, Birth Doula and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Doula and Breastfeeding Expert. I am also a mama to one amazing son. My passion is to empower parents through their optimal birth and postpartum experience, regardless of circumstances.
I completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences at McMaster University. About a year into my Masters in the same field I realized that I was meant to work with people, not with machines and computer programming. Searching for a path in the health care world led me to Naturopathic Medicine- the perfect blend of science and traditional wisdom that focuses on the patient as a whole person.
I graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, completing my internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and the Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic. I also had the incredible opportunity to work at the Anishnawbe Health centre during the summer of 2016. These continued experiences have reinforced what I already knew; supporting healing and wellness is what I am supposed to do.
In 2015, I had the opportunity to take a Naturopathic Doula course. I was absolutely inspired! Here was a way to teach and empower women, to help them navigate one of the most important events of their lives! Soon after completing the course I attended my first birth, and I was hooked. I began devouring every piece of information on childbirth and labour care that I could, and I have been attending births regularly ever since. It is always an honour to be present and to witness the incredible journey of childbirth.