My name is Sam Sewell and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I have been advocating for reproductive justice for over 15 years. As a native Texan, I come from a family with a strong matriarch who taught me the value of hard work, resilience, and the power of a loving family. Thirteen years ago I moved to Washington, D.C. to work in the social justice non-profit sector and served on various boards including the Younger Women’s Task Force and the Arlington Commission on the Status of Women.
It was the birth of my son in 2011, a planned home birth that ended in cesarean section/belly birth, that led me to pursue the path of birth work—first as a doula and now as a midwife. I began my midwifery education and training in 2013. During the course of my midwifery training , I had my second child via VBAC/HBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean/homebirth after cesarean) which further fueled my passion to provide midwifery care for families in Northern Virginia. I have been fortunate to train under some of our region’s most experienced midwives, attending births both in the home and at a birth center. I graduated from National Midwifery Institute in 2019, and have a B.A. from the University of North Texas.
I am a Certified Professional Midwife and a Licensed Midwife in the state of Virginia. I am a member of the Virginia Midwives Alliance, and a member of the Midwives Alliance of North America. I live in Springfield with my spouse and two children.