About Me

My name is Sydney Leach, and I am a birth doula at Soulful Summit Doula. I am based out of Denver, Colorado, and serve most surrounding areas. My doula journey started in February of 2020 and immediately I was hooked! I learned about being a doula at the NICU where I have volunteered since December of 2019, and started DONA classes as soon as I could. In June 2020, I completed my birth doula training through DONA, and Soulful Summit came soon after!

I have lived in Colorado my entire life, and love everything that it has to offer. I spend lots of time outdoors, learning as a high school student, playing guitar, cycling, reading, and taking long walks. I'm passionate about volunteer birth work, whether that is doula-ing or working in the NICU. I specifically love the hospital, but am happy in any birthing environment!

I chose the name Soulful Summit Doula for many reasons, but one of the main ones comes from my love of hiking and the outdoors. I am an avid rock climber, skilled skier, and have stood at the top of nineteen of Colorado's fourteen thousand foot mountains. To me, birth is a summit that is intuitive, beautiful, introspective, and of course, soulful. My goal is to guide pregnant women, people, and families though the mountains and valleys of labor and delivery in a way that holds space for all. 

I am a doula for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/presentation, race, ethnicity, or income. Although I do charge a reduced fee, my costs operate on a sliding scale. If the price is what is holding you back, please don't hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to adjust specifically for your needs.

Additional Trainings

  • Express Childbirth Education Worksop (Lorena Terán de Angelini, Belly Bliss, April 2020)

  • Breastfeeding Basics (Ann Pollack, DONA Approved, May 2020)

  • Birth Doula Workshop and Training (Ann Pollack, DONA Approved, June 2020)

  • Black Health Summit: Black Breastfeeding: Past, Present, and Future (The Center for African American Health, July 2020)

  • Trauma-Informed Fundamentals (Justine Leach, Resilient Birth, September 2020)

  • Working with Miscarriage and Stillbirth- A Doula's Guide (Elizabeth Petrucelli, SBD, CCCE, November 2020)

  • Understanding Systemic Racism in Maternity Care: The Voices of Black Researchers (Jen Kamel, VBAC Facts, February 2021)

  • Birth Matters Doula Training (Denver Health Doula Program, Pia Long, May-June 2021)