Kelsey completed her doula training at the Bastyr University Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations in January 2016, but she has been passionate about birth work and reproductive justice for much longer. Kelsey works with you to clarify how you want to feel during your birth and what you imagine you might need from your birth team to feel this way. She loves working collaboratively with partners and care providers to create an environment in which you feel safe and supported at all times. Kelsey holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, where she also co-founded a doula collective that specialized in abortion support skills. Since then, she has been committed to supporting families across a full spectrum of pregnancy experiences and outcomes. Kelsey has additional training in placenta encapsulation, rebozo support, and Spinning Babies techniques for optimal fetal positioning. She is an independent contractor with the Swedish Doula Program and she also serves clients independently at hospitals, birth centers, and home births throughout King County. When she is not attending births, she co-facilitates conception support groups and childbirth education classes for LGBTQ families at Maia Midwifery in Columbia City. She enjoys dancing (contemporary and modern), writing and traveling anywhere with a redwood forest. She lives in the Central District neighborhood of Seattle with her partner.