“Being our messy, imperfect, authentic selves helps create a space where others feel safe to be themselves, too. Your vulnerability can be a gift to others, how badass is that?” - b. oakman
A tale as old as time...ever since I was little, I’ve had a burning passion to care for others. I felt called to pregnant people, babies, and everything in that realm. As life carried on, I never really got to chance to see pregnancy and birth up close. The first time I attended a birth was my senior year of high school. I was in a program where I was given the opportunity to shadow many units in our local hospital. Eventually we got the L&D assignment… I vividly remember the moment I witnessed birth for the very first time. In that moment, I KNEW. This is what I was made for. My soul ached when I had to leave; not knowing when the next time I would get to be a part of something so beautiful was going to be.
SO, what made me realize that being a Doula was what I wanted? Well, when I was in college, I had the typical “OMG WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE” crisis… and in my spiral I hopped onto YouTube. I came across a video titled “My Day in The Life as a Birth Doula.” I had no idea what to expect, but I clicked anyway, and I was hooked immediately.
B I R T H D O U L A.
I stayed up all night reading and watching and googling, and before I knew it- I had finally found that last missing puzzle piece. Fast forward a couple years… I graduated form college and moved from Texas to New Jersey with dreams that seemed far too big and unrealistic to put into motion (which is never EVER true, by the way!!!). Quickly, I scoured the internet for doula trainings and found one that spoke to me. I was surrounded by the most amazing humans EVER, learning all the in's & out's of what being a birth doula truly is, and falling more in love with birth work every minute. I knew one thing for sure. I want to be there. I want to create a birthing environment that is warm, cozy, safe, and intimate. I want every birthing person to feel powerful, magical, and advocated for.
Life led me to PALS (Philadelphia Alliance of Labor Support), where I spent two years gaining experience by doing volunteer work with birthing people without a support system or financial means for a birth worker. In 2022, I made the move from New Jersey to Denver, where I am today. I felt called here and just knew in my soul that I could plant roots in this beautiful place.
SO, here I am. This is sage & onyx.