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Sara Holt, CNM, MS, CAS, PMH-C

Certified Nurse Midwife, Business Owner

Sara Holt is a Certified Nurse Midwife and a certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional. She is also the founder of Byenveni Baby, a community center and collective for the childbearing years in Portland, OR. During her 25 year + career, she's caught more than 3500 babies and has helped thousands of families navigate their pregnancies. Additionally, she has served as a mentor for both midwifery students, and OB/GYN residents.
During her career she has had the opportunity to assist birthing people in Rwanda, Haiti and The Dominican Republic. She recently completed a Post Master's Certification in Global Health

In 2022, Ms. Holt founded Byenveni Baby as a way to address gaps in the current obstetric care delivery system. The Byenveni Baby collective offers support groups, lactation services, gynecology and full-scope midwifery. Midwife Sara provides consultation for high risk pregnancies, pregnancy navigation services and assessment and medical management for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Ms Holt is a frequent presenter on the following: How to Navigate Your Hospital Birth, Promoting Physiologic Birth, Making Sense of Your High Risk Diagnosis, and Beyond the Basics: Reviewing ALL the Options For Comfort in Labor. Her passions are true informed consent, perinatal mental healthcare, neutral presentation of risk, patient-led decision making, and supporting birthing people to maintain their agency and autonomy during birth.

After all of these years, she is still obsessed with birth.

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