"Rachel was amazing. She fully supported me and my husband. She calmed our fears, empowered us, and showed her love for us and her profession. She was 100% present for me." (Mom of Matty, born May 2016)
"Even though my delivery ended in another c-section, the support received [from Rachel] was incomparable."
"Rachel was very available by phone, text, email and checked in with my regularly. Even in the first meeting she came across as a friend. I was so glad to know I had another advocate, beside my husband. Having Rachel gave me confidence. (Mom of Espen, born June 2015)
"She [Rachel] was an asset and comfort with her presence, but not intrusive and did not diminish the role of my husband. She helped in ways he could not. She was a pleasure to work with - very professional, thorough and kind. I could tell she truly cared for me." (Mom of Ezra, born January 2015, below too)
"I could relax and feel safe with her"
"Rachel is amazing! Words cannot express how much I adore and appreciate her. I'm so thankful that she was by my side during labor. She was an extremely important part of my birth story - helped me avoid a c-section and have the most wonderful and joyful birth I would ever image. I will never forget all that she has done for us and our sweet Sophia." (Mom of Sophia, born February 2012, below too)
"Rachel has found her true calling. She's a blessing."
"Rachel is a phenomenal Doula! Before the birth, she was an excellent resource for information and questions about pregnancy and birthing and always checked on my wife to make sure everything was going okay and she was up to date on all of our appointments. At the actual birth, she provided the best of care for both my wife AND me during the delivery and even cleaned up our kitchen afterwards! A few weeks after the birth, she not only stopped by to check on our daughter, she also made and brought an adorable handmade blanket for her! It was beautiful and will be treasured by the three of us for years to come! With Rachel you're definitely in good hands!" (Dad of Kinza, born March 2012)
"Rachel was amazing! She completely kept her cool when our midwife left and I was ready to push 20 minutes later! She was calm, supportive of both myself and husband and called the midwife back and stayed by my side until she got here. Rachel was awesome before, during and after my daughter was born." (Mom of Lila, born June 2012, below too)
"She has been a great source of support since [the birth of my daughter] and has become a wonderful friend!"
"Rachel was a big help and support. She was very attentive to my needs both emotional and physical. We were both really impressed with the support that Rachel gave us. My husband was pleasantly surprised by how well she took care of him so that he could take care of me. It was an incredible experience and we are so grateful for all of Rachel's attentiveness and support. Her help, encouragement and support were so important to all 3 of us." (Mom of Abby, born May 2012)
"Rachel was incredibly supportive. She facilitates in such a way that her presence was known, but not intrusive. She was amazing!" (Dad of Abby, born May 2012)
"Rachel was a HUGE help at the birth of our son! She was able to stay bedside during the times I was running around helping with other aspects of the birth. She provided great support to us." (Dad of Conor, born March 2012) (Mom of Conor, born March 2012 - below)
"Rachel was such a blessing and encouragement during labor. I can't imagine going through this without a support person like Rachel."
"Rachel was with us for 2 full days and all the while she was helpful, encouraging, supportive and willing to do anything that was asked of her including massaging family members in attendance. She went above and beyond in all aspects and I feel very fortunate to have had her as part of my birth team. She is very professional, steadfast, supportive and calm." (Parents of Amelia, born April 2012)
"Rachel demonstrated compassion, encouragement, nurturing, helpfulness and a willingness to help with anything asked of her. She was monumental in providing the entire family support and care." (Grandma to Amelia, & L&D Nurse, below too)
"I am truly confident that Rachel will be a valued member of any birth team. We were so pleased with her dedication!"