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Chelsea Udell

Phone Number: (801) 500-3398

Zip: 84006

Counties: Salt Lake

Primary Service: Birth Doula

Additional Services: Belly Binding

About Me: Hi there!
A little bit about me and how I came to be a birth doula. I have always loved caring and attending to others’ needs. I was fascinated with the TV show E.R. and always thought I wanted to be part of the medical staff attending to patients with life critical issues. I spent my senior year in high school job shadowing doctors and set out to continue my education towards nursing.

I met my husband the summer before college and we married the following year. We had our first baby 4 years later, schooling was put on hold while I raised my newborn baby and had two more children within a few short years. During those years, a close friend of mine had asked me to support her and her partner during the birth of their first child.

After that experience of tending to her needs, comforting her during contractions, and being a support to not only her but her partner as well, the drive to pursue my medical career intensified. I began pursuing college courses again as well as received my Certification as a Nurse Aide (CNA) and immediately began working for a local hospital as a CNA on their surgical trauma floor. Within a few months, I found an interest in understanding the vital life sustaining organ — the heart. I pursued an opportunity to become an Electrocardiogram Tech which allowed me to work with various patients, from newborns to severe heart trauma patients. It was during this job that I found my passion to help advocate for patient support.

I had a colleague of mine ask if I had ever considered becoming a birth doula or pursuing midwifery. I immediately began researching the birth doula world and applied for a DONA birth doula training in Portland, OR. I had no idea that going to this course would deeply impact my life. Everything I had loved about being a CNA was now expanded into the sacred space of birth. My passion is to advocate, educate, and empower birthing people to be surrounded by support in the most vulnerable and sacred moment of their lives. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” -Buddha

I have found my purpose in life and I vow to give my whole heart and soul to help create and advocate for the birthing experience you desire.

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