A Story About a Birthworker


I'm Chelsea, the face behind Pathways Prenatal!

It all started in 2015 when I was pregnant with my 4th baby. Birth work was calling, so I dove in (feet first), soaking in everything I was experiencing and learning.

About two years after taking my initial doula training, I started writing down all the things that I was learning and turning them into guides to teach to my clients at our prenatal visits.

About 5 years later (in 2021), the Pathways Prenatal name was created through some brain power between a group of birth working friends and a desire to teach in person group prenatal classes. After a few rounds of classes, I quickly found that this program is too good to keep to myself and it needed to be shared. So I decided to shift to more of a behind the scenes role and provide other birth workers the opportunity to license and teach the program to their clients, with minimal effort!

My goal is to continue to create new content as I learn through birth experience and courses that I take myself, and then provide easy to teach guides to other childbirth educators around the world.


Chelsea Bootsman

Full Spectrum Birth and Bereavement Doula, Breastfeeding Educator, Certified Body Ready Method Practitioner, Birth Photographer & Videographer

I am a mother of 4 between the ages of 14-7 (two boys and two girls) and have been a birth doula since 2015, with trainings through Stillbirthday, DONA International, Bebo Mia, Body Ready Method by One Strong Mama, Rebozo For Birth, Spinning Babies, Birthing Advocacy Trainings, H.E.R.B.A.L. Trainings, Crisis Pregnancy, and Psoas for Labour and Birth with Liz Koch.