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Braxton’s Story

Sarah returns to share the birth of her second child.

Sarah gave birth to Braxton Rainwater on July 15th, 2018 at 4:36 a.m.,  after almost 27 hours of unmedicated labor. Braxton was born at 40 weeks and 5 days gestation. Sarah started labor at 1:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Contractions faded in and out all day Saturday, and active labor started at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.

Sarah met her midwife (Stephanie) at the hospital around 8:00 p.m. Labor moved slowly, only progressing a centimeter every few hours. Her waters broke at 12:30 a.m. and Braxton was born at 4:36 a.m.

Sarah was able to labor however she needed, utilizing the birth ball, bathtub, and shower. The nursing staff was amazingly supportive of Sarah’s birth wishes and cheered her on every step of the way!

Sarah Rainwater Bio

Sarah is a mama of two and the owner of BEND – Hot Yoga Studios, located in Northern Arizona. She started her first business shortly after turning 25 and has learned a lot about being a woman in the fast paced world of business. Sarah and her husband, Travis Rainwater, collectively own 4 separate businesses and live a very busy lifestyle.

Sarah and Travis met in 2008 and married in 2013. Sarah is now the mom to two wonderful boys, one month old Braxton Kent and 19 month old Hayden Troy. Sarah loves being a mom and absolutely loved her natural childbirth experiences. She has found a lot of joy in sharing her experience with new expecting mothers.

Sarah is the boss to over 35 employees and continues to manage multiple studios that share thousands of clients. Sarah has had to work hard on finding a good work/life balance. She has made it a priority to keep herself available and present to her growing family, but wouldn’t trade being a working mother for anything. Connect with her on Instagram: @simplylifeandyoga


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