My Journey

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I learned about doulas in my prenatal classes when I was pregnant with my first baby. The doula that came to speak was incredible and I wanted to hire her on the spot. I chatted with her after class but she wasn’t available for our due date. She suggested another doula who was also a yoga teacher. I went to one of her classes to see if we clicked.... well, we didn’t. I kind of gave up after that; maybe I didn’t need a doula after all. A few weeks later a co-worker overheard me talking about it and slid over (you know, cubicle life) and had to tell me about her sister’s doula. She couldn’t say enough amazing things about her and how different the experience would have been without her. I was having bad flashbacks of interviewing wedding photographers but I decided to give it one more try and set up a meeting. As soon as we met, we hugged and I got a wonderful vibe from her, and after 5 minutes of chatting I knew she was the one. She was such a wonderful support to me as a first-time mom and answered every crazy question I could come up with in the weeks leading up to my son’s birth. She supported me through 12+ hours of labor, emotionally and physically. She never left my side and helped me have a positive birth experience that I will never forget. This is when I had the first thought that I could do this too! Over the next few years I supported friends through labor and birth and each time I became more interested. Finally after my daughter was born (with my incredible doula by my side again) I knew I had to dive in. I attended childbirth education and doula training classes and each day helped solidify I was in the right place.  After attending many more births, I decided to make it official, and Desert Willow Doula was born. 


I am honored to be chosen to support families in their journey. I love what I do, and I would love to help you too!


Chelsea Lindblad