Skills, Training, and Certifications

  • Certified Professional Birth and Postpartum Doula

  • Certified Childbirth Educator

  • Certified Breastfeeding Educator

  • Bachelor's of Science: Child, Youth, and Family Studies

  • Adult/child CPR and First Aid certified

  • Massage for Laboring Women

  • Spinning Babies

  • Evidence-Based Birth

    • How to help families get evidence-based care

    • Failure to progress

    • Inducing for due dates & advanced maternal age​

    • VBAC

  • Happiest Baby on the Block

  • Newborn Behavioral Observation

  • Postpartum Depression Screening

  • Child Passenger Safety

  • Infant and Child development

  • Baby Sign

  • Safe Sleep

A Bit About Chelsea

A Passion for Families

Hello! I'm so glad you have found my page and are taking some time to learn about me. I have always had a passion for supporting families. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Child, Youth, and Family Studies in 2012, I worked as an Infant and Family Specialist. I've always had a desire to broaden my horizons, so I decided to take a break from my career to live in Germany for a year, but even then I didn’t abandon my passion for families. I worked as a live-in nanny for two little boys. Another overseas adventure followed shortly after my return to the United States when my husband received orders to serve in the United Kingdom. Though I have always had an interest in birth work, it was here that my passion was ignited when I gave birth to my son in 2017. Through my experience, I saw a specific need for support in the military community and had a desire to fill that gap. After my family got settled down in our new home in central Arkansas, I certified as a birth and postpartum doula. I also serve as the leader of the Little Rock Air Force Base chapter of the Military Birth Resource Network and am affiliated with Arkansas Family Doulas.

My hobbies include travel, reading (when I find the time!) and spending time with my family. I am constantly looking to grow and learn, always searching for the next steps I can take to educate myself and be the best that I can be. 

Providing informational, emotional, and physical support before, during, and after birth

Serving Central Arkansas including Little Rock, Conway, Searcy, Cabot and surrounding areas

chelsearaedoula@gmail.com

501-596-5334