What is Bud to Blossom?
Bud to Blossom provides Postpartum Doula Care, Lactation Counseling, Gentle Sleep Consulting, and a variety of classes to help soon-to-be parents prepare for birth, baby feeding, postpartum life, and caring for their newborn baby in Salt Lake City, Park City, and the surrounding areas.
Sierra Brooks, Owner / Founder of Bud to Blossom
Hello! I am Sierra Brooks, mother of two sweet boys and passionate about helping new parents transition into life with their newborn baby(ies). I first heard of "postpartum doulas" and saw my first birth while I was in college and immediately felt my calling to be a part of the birth world. I began working towards becoming a midwife in my early 20's and was required to take a birth doula training course. This is when I discovered where I belonged in birth! I shifted my focus from midwifery to doula work.
My first official doula job was in January 2000, a postpartum family with a set of twins in Park City, Utah. I went on to work with several other sets of twins that year, and in August attended my first birth as a doula! I was electrified and continued to be open to birth and postpartum jobs in addition to working as a nanny. Over the past 18 years, I have attended between one and four births per year and worked with over 50 families postpartum.
In June of 2014 I began to focus all my energy on postpartum work and teaching classes, as I launched Bud to Blossom. I have worked very hard to obtain certifications as a Postpartum Doula (double certified through CAPPA and locally through Midwives College of Utah), Lactation Counselor, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, Lamaze Childbirth Educator, Gentle Sleep Consulting (through Sleep Savvy) and Basic Life Support. I pride myself on acquiring the most up-to-date information on caring for mothers/families after birth, understanding newborn behaviors and communication, how we can best support our babies / mothers / families after birth, baby feeding, caring for newborns and helping women create calm and positive birth experiences.
My most current endeavour was to become faculty for CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association - International) as a postpartum doula trainer. As of March 2018 I did it! Now I have the honor of training aspiring postpartum doulas nationally and internationally. I am starting off here in Utah, but looking to expand to the surrounding states - Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada in the future. Check out my Trainings page for more information on when and where. Please contact me directly if you are interested in bringing a CAPPA postpartum doula training to your town - I will travel (and hosts get big perks such as low or no cost training)!
I find so much joy in watching parents as they fall deeper in love with each other, discover themselves, and celebrate the little victories of parenthood. It is my total honor to be with families as they get to know their babies and themselves and fall into their new rhythms. I am a guide, a net, an encourager, and a pillar of support; I am the mother's right hand, so to speak. I am a resource and a soundboard. I nurture the new mother(main caregiving parent) so that she can be the best mother she can be.
I love people and work hard to get to know others in my community who are also a part of the birth / new baby, new parent world. We network and work together to help families get off to the best start possible with their new babies.
Beyond birth and postpartum work, I love music and nature, spending time with my beautiful family, playing my 12-string guitar and singing my songs, dancing, camping, and traveling. I tend to jump in to life and go full speed. I am present and deeply grateful to be on my path.