What is a Postpartum Doula? [VIDEO BLOG]

Sierra Brooks, CPD, CLC, HBCE, LCCE and CAPPA Postpartum Doula trainer explains what a Postpartum Doula is and what they do, with the help of fellow Doula Danka Orellana.

Sierra Brooks


Sierra has been serving women through pregnancy, birth and postpartum since 2000. Starting out as a birth and postpartum doula until she began her own family and became a mother to her first son in 2009. She knew her main focus was now on her own babies, so she shifted from being a birth doula to education, breastfeeding and postpartum support. In her last month of pregnancy with her second (and last) son in 2011, she was hired to be a childbirth educator for Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. She soon gained her Childbirth Educator teaching certification and enjoyed working with a team of amazing educators who provided Omaha with gentle, evidence based education. They also created Omaha’s first hospital based class geared towards couples who were considering unmedicated labor and deliveries. Sierra had the honor of being on the team of educators who wrote cirriculum for and presented this class. In 2014 Sierra’s family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to be close to the mountains as they love the outdoors. She launched Bud to Blossom, a business dedicated to educating families from pregnancy through postpartum, provides postpartum doula support, early breastfeeding support, and gentle sleep consulting (she calls it – MotherBaby Sleep Support). She has worked with many families over the years and enjoys how birth and babies bring a family closer together. She loves being a part of and supporting that. Her main priority is supporting families as a postpartum doula and is excited to bring the CAPPA standard of care to more families in Utah and the surrounding areas as a new Postpartum Doula Trainer for CAPPA. In her free time, she loves nature, camping, music, playing her 12 string guitar, singing, playing with her husband and kids, traveling and enjoying life!

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