Sarah Anne Lovell is a Licensed Midwife, Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-BC), Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and an experienced former doula. She has been a member of Manhattan Birth’s core team since 2015 as a childbirth educator, infant CPR instructor, and co-created the Integrative Lactation & Feeding Specialist course with Tanya. Sarah believes in the body’s innate abilities and loves empowering others to have the same faith in themselves, particularly in reproductive healthcare, where people often feel their autonomy is questioned.
Sarah graduated from Yale School of Nursing with a Master’s of Science in Nursing, specializing in Midwifery and Women’s Health. While at Yale, completed a special concentration in Gender, Sexuality & Health Justice, including a clinical placement at an LGBTQIA+ health care center providing adult primary care, gender affirming hormones, PrEP and HIV care. Sarah’s final midwifery training was at a small community hospital in rural Vermont where she worked alongside midwives, family practice physicians and OBGYNs in a collaborative practice. Despite the long cold winter, she found the providers and patients to be deeply inspiring, and vowed to bring the same humor, empowerment and collaborative spirit into her own practice.
Sarah is a fierce advocate for reproductive justice for all people through birth, prenatal care, well-person gyn care, contraceptive counseling, as well as abortion services. Though she completed her midwifery training in hospitals and is so grateful for the care they provide, Sarah felt that she was personally called to provide inclusive reproductive care for people in the home setting. She’s thrilled to take on yet another new role, midwifing alongside her best friend and mentor, Tanya, at Manhattan Birth Midwifery.