Sarahn Henderson is the principal midwife of Birth in the Tradition.She is the mother of five adult children all who were born at home. Homebirth was a choice of birth she and her husband made
beginning with their first child. This was a decision based on the holistic lifestyle they chose to live. A few months after giving birth to her first child, She was invited to attend her midwife’s very own birth. That same evening after her midwife gave birth, and (impressed with Sarahn’s patience and touch) she invited to initiate her into midwifery. And she did.Since 1980 and to her credit, Sarahn has assisted and midwifed hundreds of families into parenthood. In that count, she has assisted in five twin births (three in which she was the principal midwife) and countless breech deliveries. Her role models were the Granny Midwives (respectfully called Grand Midwives today). She recalls “back in the days, when home birth and midwifery services were the norm, Grand Midwives had no choice but to deliver twins and breeches. They believed in themselves and often times felt like their work was “a calling”. They were not fearful of any births; they were simply regarded as variations of normal birth and God guided their hands.”Sarahn has also apprenticed over a dozen women who chose to study and practice midwifery. Some of these women have gone on to become MD’s, nurses, midwives (hospital and in-home) and public health professionals. Her vision is that homebirth will become nationally recognized as a safe alternative to hospital births (for the low risk mother) and that midwifery will become a licensed profession in the maternal healthcare system.