Hi, I'm Alisha. I'm the student midwife, holistic doula, placenta encapsulator, and child birth educator behind The Warrior Within Birth Services. I have always been interested in learning about birth, but my journey into the field began in 2010 when I attended my first birth at 17 years old. This was one of the most incredible, life changing experiences I've had in my life and it was at that point that I realized this was my calling. I began self studying and attended births as an unofficial doula until 2018 when I decided I wanted to do more. That year, I founded The Warrior Within Birth Services and began teaching about the world about birth. I continued attending births until 2019, when I decided to make my doula work official and became a certified holistic doula through the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education (NITE). Once I graduated my program, I applied to MCU and attended there as a student midwife until 2021. I am now currently going through the PEP route to become a licensed midwife in the state of Michigan. In addition to my midwifery studies, I'm also continuing my education at NITE to become a naturopathic doctor. My goal is to become the first naturopathic homebirth midwife in Michigan.
The Warrior Within
"When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change." -Marie Mongan
As I expanded my studies surrounding birth, I learned that it isn't well-known to many what's happening within our bodies or how our births influence and shape not only us, but our babies too. Speaking about birth has become taboo, especially in a positive, realistic light. Women have been left with knowing very little about their options for their births and babies. This, combined with the over-medicalization of birth has left us to believe that we are broken. Over and over, I watched this mindset take away control and leave women scared and disempowered. As I continued to hear more negative birth experiences, I knew I needed to do something to change this; I needed to teach the world about birth and guide women back to their power. This is what fueled the fire in creating The Warrior Within, where I now passionately strive to bring awareness, normalize birth, and break the stigma.
The creation of The Warrior Within holds great meaning. The knowledge and power surrounding birth has been lost. It has become my honor to reunite you with your higher self and your power of instinctive knowing. I will continue to remind you of your power's existence and give you all the encouragement, support, and resources to help guide you to it, feel strength in it, and keep it. This power? That is the warrior within us, and together we will use that power and rise, changing the world, one birth at a time. I love and appreciate every single one of you who are on this journey with me. Love and Light.