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A Bit About Me


I love women, children and families, and have always been inspired by the strength of women and the miracle of birth. My name is Chelsea Fredlund and I am Placerville Midwifery. My journey towards becoming a midwife began through attending the homebirth of my youngest brother when I was just nine years old. My mother was an OB nurse who told stories about the beauty of birth and the strength of women at the dinner table. From this young age, I have viewed birth as a normal and natural process. I believe that all women have the strength and innate knowledge to birth their babies if they are given the chance.

In my early 20's I knew that I would one day become a midwife. However, I also realized that I needed more life experience to be the midwife that I hoped to become. I completed college in 2002 and worked for the National Park Service for the next nine years. In 2009, I began my training to become a birth doula and started my own practice named Peaceful Beginnings. In 2010, I became a Birthing From Within childbirth educator. I worked as a birth and postpartum doula through my practice and volunteered as a doula at Sutter Davis for a number of years. My family was blessed with the arrival of my own daughter in 2012 and my son in 2018. Through these life altering births, I gained even more insight into the birthing process.

In 2013, I began my midwifery training. I completed a rigorous academic and apprenticeship program through Heart and Hands and the National College of Midwifery. I began my apprenticeship at the LifeCenter Birth Center in 2013 and completed my journey with two homebirth practices, New Earth Midwifery and Family Tree Midwifery in the Sacramento area. I have attended the births of women at the hospital, birth center, and at home. I am a Licensed Midwife through the California Medical Board and a federally recognized Certified Professional Midwife. I attend women for well women care, prenatal visits, homebirth, and postpartum care. I also offer Birthing From Within childbirth education classes to my clients and those interested in a natural birth in any birth setting. 

Please contact me for a free consult and to learn more about my services by email at or by phone at (916) 531-5212.

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