Sarah McElvain, LMSW, WHC, CD is an educator, infant sleep consultant, and holistic women’s health coach in Austin, TX. She has been supporting Central Texas families for 15 years and is Austin’s first Infant Sleep Educator. Sarah is also a Licensed Master Social Worker, a Certified Women’s Health Coach, a Breastfeeding Educator, and a Certified Postpartum Doula.
As a former middle school teacher and coach of 10 years, Sarah remains a passionate educator and teaches Newborn Care, Infant Safety, and Breastfeeding classes in the Austin, TX area through Austin Baby Guru, as well as private infant sleep education classes (virtual classes and consultations are available). Sarah has a Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science in Human & Organizational Development and Sociology from Vanderbilt University. She has advanced training in attachment science, infant mental health, lactation management, childbirth education, and supporting women who are experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD).
Sarah serves as the doula coordinator and is a volunteer postpartum doula for the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas. She also volunteers with GALS (Giving Austin Labor Support) and is a milk donor with the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Austin. Sarah is a member of the Central Texas Doula Association, the Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition, and La Leche League and is a guest speaker for new parent support groups in Austin, including Mama Bloom and PIP (Partners in Parenting). Her writing has been featured on Austin Expecting and NicoleJardim.com.
Sarah lives in Austin with her husband, son, and daughter. She enjoys helping Austin parents set realistic expectations to create a vision of the ideal experience for their family.