Sarah Smits is a private practising midwife from Australia. She has spent many years travelling the world and learning about birth and postpartum practices across cultures and is particularly interested in traditional midwifery. Her travels took her to Guatemala where she spent some time living in a rural village. During her time she connected with The Midwife Project, an association dedicated to supporting the Mayan midwives, through history collection and integrating modern and traditional practices.
The project aims to support intergenerational knowledge exchange between the elders and younger generations to keep the Maya midwifery culture alive. She is passionate about supporting the midwives by sharing their stories and mission on international platforms to gain support for the project’s successful continuation.