The Birth of birth words
As an educator and mother, Sara Pixton has always believed that our words matter. The way we speak to each other shapes our perspectives, our experiences, and even our identities. With a bachelor's degree in education, Sara decided to further pursue her love of language through a master's degree in applied linguistics. Unexpectedly, her life was then forever changed through the incredible VBAC of her son. She felt called to birth work and became a doula. For a time, she separately pursued these two interests: birth and words. Then, one night, she awoke suddenly with the phrase "birth words" running through her mind. From that point forward, she fused her two passions, helping expectant parents and birth professionals closely consider the words they use when talking about pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Through her work, she invites you to identify and draw strength from beneficial language and dismiss or re-frame dis-empowering language.