Sarah Barbosa, CPM, LM
Sarah became a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Licensed Midwife (LM) in the spring of 2017 after graduating from the Direct-Entry Midwifery program at SWTC in Wisconsin. Sarah has long been involved in the southern Minnesota birth community, initially as a birth doula and childbirth educator at a local clinic. Sarah is currently the President of the Deep Valley Birth Collective. Additionally, she been a part of the River Valley Birth Center team since it opened in 2014, first as a student midwife, then as an assisting midwife and most recently as a licensed, staff midwife. She has taken great joy in seeing the birth center blossom and grow in its goal of providing full-scope midwifery care in a respectful and woman-centered manner to the women of Southern Minnesota. Sarah is currently a staff midwife at the River Valley Birth Center in St. Peter, MN.
As a midwife, Sarah has a passion for teaching that expresses itself as she guides women and their families through the twists and turns of their pregnancy, birth and postpartum care. She has a special place in her heart for rural midwifery care and homebirth and is passionate about providing access to the midwife-model of care for all women. Sarah believes that birth is a transformative and miraculous event in a woman’s life and that each woman should receive individualized care suited to their specific needs and desires.
Sarah grew up on her family’s farm in rural Gaylord, MN. She met her husband, Sam, when they were students at Bethany Lutheran College. They currently live in Mankato with their two teenage children and their elderly dog. When not at a birth, Sarah is most likely on the sidelines of a soccer field, cheering on one of her children and their team or pursuing her loves of running, reading and spending time at her family’s cabin in northern Minnesota.