Sarah McElvain, LMSW is a parent educator, infant sleep consultant, and holistic women’s health coach in Austin, TX. She has been supporting Central Texas families for over 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 infant sleep education classes. Sarah has a Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science in Human 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.
Sarah serves as the doula coordinator and is a volunteer postpartum doula for the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas. Sarah is a member of the Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition, La Leche League, and is a guest speaker for new parent support groups in Austin, including Mama Bloom, PIP (Partners in Parenting), and the centering groups at Austin Area Birthing Center. 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.