Meet Virginia Sargent
Having continuous, knowledgeable, and gentle support from two doulas (a long labor meant that a backup doula provided additional support when our primary doula had to leave--we adored both doulas) during my daughter's birth resulted in such an empowering birth experience for me and my partner. In those tender newborn months, her birth served as a source of confidence and love and inspired me to become a doula and provide that same strong foundation to you and your family.
I grew up in New Hampshire and came to Colorado after college. I live in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Denver with my husband, our toddler, some chickens, and two dogs. Before becoming a birth worker, I spent over a decade in political advocacy focused on climate change and civil rights and worked as an attorney.
Doulas play an important role in fighting for reproductive justice. I bring a clear set of values to the work I do as a doula and believe:
Everyone should have access to a doula, particularly Black women who are three to four times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related causes than White women; the presence of a doula at birth improves outcomes and reduces maternal health disparities.
Access to healthcare is a human right, including access to safe, legal abortion.
Society should nurture and care for birthing people and their partners with ample time to focus solely on their family and their immediate needs after birth.
I am committed to advocating for systemic changes needed to create a world where these equitable values are a reality.
Birth Training and Certification
Trained as a Birth Doula by Denver Doula Training
Certifying as a DONA International Birth Doula
Certified in HypnoBirthing® Support Techniques for Birth Professionals
Certified as a HypnoBirthing® Educator
Experience and Affiliations
Volunteer Doula, Denver Health
Rose Doula Connection, Rose Medical Center
University of Colorado Law School
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I look forward to hearing from you and learning about your birth support needs!
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