When looking for doula support some qualities you may want to look for are compassionate, warm, reliable, and easy to talk to. Chelsea is all of these things and more! Take a moment to learn why we love Chelsea and you will too!
What is your path to becoming a doula?
After having my son in April 2018 and a positive birthing experience, I began talking to other moms and friends about birth. I soon realized that a lot of women did not have a positive birthing experience like I had and that immediately lit a passion inside of me for wanting to do something in the birthing field. I thought about becoming a nurse, midwife, an OB…but that just wasn’t what I wanted to do. My sister introduced me to the word doula and my life changed.
What do you love about being a doula?
I love knowing that our work truly makes a difference in a family’s life during one of the most amazing times in their life. There is only one shot at a birth and I know doulas help to enhance that experience.
Tell us about your family!
My husband Jeremy and I have been married for almost 3 years. He is in the IT field and works as a Linux Engineer. We decided we wanted to grow our family shortly after being married and our son Lucas was born on 4/4/18. 4 was always my lucky number growing up and will always be my lucky number now. We also have a 9 year old pug named Diesel who we love to death. My family is everything to me and when I am not working I am soaking up every minute with them.
If we turned on the radio in your car what would we hear?
It depends on if my son was driving with me last or not. If he was, it would probably be country or top 40 (for now…he’s only 1, can’t tell me to change the station yet, and actually enjoys car rides). If he wasn’t, it’s usually 90s/2000s hip hop/rap or a doula podcast.
Who is your role model?
My mom and dad.
They worked so hard for my brother, sister, and I and made so many personal sacrifices so we could dance, play hockey, and have the usual, expensive childhood stuff. Knowing what I know now about life and bills and money, I truly don’t know how they did it without going crazy but they did. I am so incredibly thankful for them every single day.
What is your fave thing to do on a day off?
Attempt to sleep in, stay in jammies until lunch, then do something fun in the afternoon like head to the park or Partridge Creek mall.
What are you reading right now?
My book club book- An Anonymous Girl by Green Hendricks.
What is your best piece of advice for expecting families?
Listen to your gut, know that you and what you’re going through are 100% normal, and to lean on your village (which includes your doula).
As you can see Chelsea is one great woman! Call us today to request Chelsea as your birth doula! 586-960-5993