Chelsea Blackwell lives in East Montpelier with her husband and daughter. She is a Certified Professional Midwife, licensed in Vermont. For the past eight years, Chelsea has been immersed in all aspects of family care for the childbearing year, including training for and obtaining her midwifery license, and operating an out of hospital midwifery practice in Montpelier. Chelsea is currently taking a pause from midwifery to allow for space to navigate the ebbs and flows of life with young children. She makes time to nourish her interests in reproductive health care rights, women’s health, botanical medicine and mindfulness. Chelsea knows from thousands of hours spent providing in-home, clinical, postpartum care (and from personal experience) that the first weeks and months after birth are crucial for the health of the family: and healthy families are crucial tributaries to healthy communities. Good Beginnings offers Central Vermont families unique and invaluable resources, and Chelsea is delighted to be a part of furthering this mission.