Sara Beckel is a passionate perinatal health advocate, entrepreneur, PPD survivor and mother of two who proudly calls Regina home. After the birth of her second daughter, Sara experienced postpartum depression and it has since fueled her passion to improve maternal wellness for new mothers in Regina and surrounding area by creating easier access to treatment and support.
Even as a labour doula, she was unaware of the true depth of the illness and how it can impact the entire family unit until she walked down the path herself. That dark time was excruciating yet powerful. Her battle with postpartum depression has given her the lived experience she needs to truly understand what women are going through and she continues to work towards ensuring mothers no longer suffer in silence like she did. Sara uses her lived experience with postpartum mood and anxiety disorders to continue raising awareness and reduce the stigma that surrounds the illness.
Over the past 10 years, she has been working as a labour doula and has attended over 100 births here in the Queen City, is proud to be recognized as Regina's “Best Doula” through Prairie Dog Magazines annual campaign, and was named as a 2019 CBC Future 40 Recipient. In 2018, Sara opened Family First Maternal Wellness Centre (FFMWC) which was the first of its kind in Canada offering a full spectrum of conception, prenatal, labour & delivery and postpartum services for expectant mothers and their families. With a strong emphasis on mental health and assisting women in getting effective treatment for perinatal mood & anxiety disorders (PMAD’s) like postpartum depression and anxiety, FFMWC did more than provide referrals. FFMWC built relationships and served as the basis for coordination of holistic, comprehensive treatment for maternal mental illness.
With the launch of Lilium Health, Sara is now accepting new clients and continues to work to improve perinatal health in Regina!
If you have questions about your upcoming birth, email me directly and we can set up a at time to chat more!
I look forward to working with you!