Sarah Parkinson, BaPsych, BScN, MScN, PNC(C)
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Women's and Perinatal Care
London Health Sciences Centre
Sarah has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Women's and Perinatal Care for the past 11 years. She currently spends approximately 50 % of her time providing direct nursing care and consultation to medically complex and very high risk women in the perinatal period. The remainder of her time is spent advancing perinatal nursing practice through leadership, education, policy/guideline development and research. She simultaneously completed a degree in clinical psychology during nursing school which inspired her interest in the intersection of mental health with perinatal nursing. She has a particular passion for working with women who are survivors of trauma and how this affects their pregnancy, labour, birth, infant feeding and parenting experience. She has recently developed a trauma informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy intervention designed specifically for the perinatal client called PATH (Promoting Attachment Through Healing) that is currently being studied in partnership with Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University.