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Hi! I’m Chelsea, a doula and certified lactation counselor in Northern Colorado. If you’re looking for childbirth education, a positive birth experience, postpartum support, or breastfeeding/chestfeeding support, you’ve come to the right place! I serve families throughout their perinatal season including prenatal visits, birth planning, continuous labor support, lactation education and techniques, and more.

The foundation of my practice is the belief that parents deserve to feel respected, empowered, and supported. I started Bodywise Birth as a way to reach more families, and have recently joined in partnership with The Peaceful Birth Company to have an even greater impact on our community! To book a free consultation, virtual or in-home visit, or to register for classes, please head over to our shared services page. You may notice that several links throughout this website lead to the PBC, so if you get redirected, don’t panic! Any forms or communication you submit will still reach me.

To learn more about doula support, lactation counseling, and me, take a look around this website!

So, what’s a doula?

A doula is a birth giver’s best friend! Someone who makes labor easier. Who makes communication with your health care providers crystal clear. Someone who empowers you to advocate for the birth you want, and sticks by your side all the way through your baby’s arrival. A doula is a trained professional with special knowledge of the physical and emotional processes of labor, as well as non-medical pain management techniques. Doulas have attended births since time immemorial, and modern science has confirmed just how significant their support can be for birth outcomes. Learn more on our Resources page.

We support parents throughout their birth journey, including prenatal consultations, continuous labor support, and postpartum home visits. You are warmly invited to poke around our website and get to know more about us. Please contact us with any questions you have or to book a free consultation about how we can best serve you.

So, what’s a Certified Lactation Counselor?

A Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) is a health care professional with education in human lactation, or milk production, and counseling skills. CLCs help parents who feed their babies human milk, whether that’s breastfeeding, chestfeeding, pumping and bottle feeding, or combination feeding with other nutrition like formula and baby food.

Some of the concerns that CLCs can help with include worries about milk supply, discomfort associated with feeding (for the parent or baby), general lactation education, and common complications like thrush, clogged milk ducts, and mastitis. Whether you’re an expecting parent who wants to learn about nursing or an experienced veteran with a new problem, a CLC can get you on track for a successful feeding journey.

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Chelsea Rothschild, doula and Certified Lactation Counselor