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a bit about me...
Every birth is special. Whether it takes place at the hospital, at home, or anywhere in between, each is beautiful and deserving of respect. No matter how you birth, everyone can benefit from having a doula present at the moment of delivery. Contact me to learn more about my services and how I can assist you before, during, and after your birth.
"I never felt any judgement from Rachael. She was a wonderful person to have by our side. She educated and assisted me through a difficult labor and I am so thankful I chose Rachael to be with me during the process."
"My labor would have been much longer and the contractions less manageable without Rachael. I know I would have ended up having a birth I did not want without her."
"We had a natural water birth that went more smoothly than I could have imagined, and I truly believe this would not have happened if I hadn't met Rachael, who taught me more than I thought there was to know."
"Towards the end of my third pregnancy I risked out of my birth center, sending us on a roller coaster ride of finding new care, big decisions, and preparing for an induction at the hospital. I knew we needed help. Rachael was like an angel that came into our lives to help us navigate through each step ending in a beautiful, empowering birth. Rachael is an amazing listener, helping me work through my own thoughts and emotions. She is incredibly informed on all things birth, baby, and beyond. She knew exactly how to support me physically during labor, what positions to try, and when to step back and let me and my partner be. I wish every woman could have Rachael's support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum!"
"From the moment we hired Rachael, our pregnancy/birth/postpartum experience improved tenfold. She checked in regularly, was kind and flexible, and sent so many fantastic resources our way. Her priority was making sure we felt supported in every way. I'm a first time mom and Rachael navigated my anxiety like a champ - warm, professional and empowering. If she didn't know an answer to something, she'd ask someone who did. She interacted wonderfully with my husband who was clueless about most things birth/baby and empowered him without pushing or belittling. We'd hire her again in a heartbeat!"
"I will never have another baby without a doula, specifically without Rachael. Even though this was my second labor and I had done a LOT of mental preparation for it, the comfort of having her encouraging, calm, informed presence was invaluable... We are incredibly, incredibly grateful for her expertise and kindness. She did the work to understand my particular pregnancy and complications, my previous birth trauma, and my relationships with my partner and medical providers. We had a redemptive, joyful, amazing birth experience this time and I credit a huge part of our success to her contributions and support."
"I highly recommend Rachael for any of your doula needs, pre/post birth and labor. My pregnancy was a bit different and more complicated as I was a gestational carrier (I carried a baby for an amazing couple, their embryo) so Rachael had an extra person to worry about during labor. She expertly cared for me as the birthing person, my husband and the mother of the child. She stuck with me and supported us all through a long labor... Rachel also supported me post partum. Even without a newborn, this support was much needed after surgery as my husband had to go back to work. She not only helped with physical work, but her company and calm spirit helped me process and heal mentally and emotionally as well."
“Every birth is a natural birth: each of us is part of nature, not separate from it, and nature is always stunning in its variety. Your birth, then, is part of the natural world, however it unfolds.”