My name is Sara Faith Jacobsen and I started Nursing School at Concordia University in Irvine CA August 2013. I had the good fortune of being exposed to Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing School. Knowledge in the pathology of disease, and how medications work in the body, proved to be immensely helpful in supporting her bodies ability to heal from PCOS. She quit Nursing School in November 2013 to pursue becoming a Certified Professional Midwife. In January 2014, I was diagnosed with PCOS through bloodwork testing her hormones and a trans-vaginal ultrasound. It was discovered that I had cysts on her ovaries and high levels of testosterone. She was also suffering from irregular periods. I started the process of healing from PCOS through spiritual healing and emotional healing in February 2014. In October 2014, she re-tested her hormones, and to her delight, her testosterone was now within normal limits. She also discovered that her cysts were now completely gone, through doing another trans-vaginal ultrasound. Having successfully normalized her own hormones, removed her cysts and getting on a regular menstrual cycle, she knew she could help other women normalize their hormones, and become fertile again, and thus Womb to Heart Holistic Fertility Support was born.
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Birth and Post Partum Doula, Prenatal and Post Partum Massage Therapist and Energy Healer. I started her journey towards supporting moms and babies in 2007, attending birth doula training with DONA, and started to attend births in the hospital setting. Also in 2007, I took Swedish Massage Therapy training with McKinnon Institute of Massage, as well as massage therapy training specifically for the perinatal time, with Mckinnon Insitute of Massage, Body Therapy Associates and Alive and Well. In 2008, I started her massage therapy practice, working exclusively with expectant mothers. I also continued to attend births as a birth doula. Also in 2008, I completed her birth doula certification, and became a Certified Birth Doula with DONA. Also in 2008, I completed Lactation Educator training with Evergreen Perinatal Education and started her academic year long training with UC San Diego Extension to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. In 2009, she sat for the boards, and found out October of that year that she passed, and was able to call herself an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.