"My husband and I were very happy to have hired Rachel. We felt supported, encouraged and very well prepared when it came time for the labor and delivery of our son. Rachel not only provided us with great information regarding medical interventions, pain management techniques and ways my partner can support me during labor, but she also was there as an emotional support by checking in continually to ask how I was doing. We were very glad to have hired Rachel." (Kimberly, June 2020 during a pandemic)
"We cannot emphasize enough how important YOU [Doula Rachel] were in our journey to meeting our cutie pie!! Thank you so much for more the outdoing our view of who a Doula can be in our story!" (Sunita, June 2020)
"Rachel stayed by my side the entire time, coached me through every contraction, and held my hand through all the tears. I HIGHLY recommend her!" (Amy, August 2018)
"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." (Felicia, 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. (Danielle, 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." (Kelly, 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." (Jessica, February 2012, below too)
"Rachel has found her true calling. She's a blessing."
"Having a doula [Rachel] by my side was so helpful and made my birthing experience so much better and my mind at ease. It was also super beneficial for my husband as well. We would have been so lost without Rachel" (Amy, Birth & Placenta Encapsulation Client, 2018)
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!" (Kamran, partner to Noureen 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." (Andrea, 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." (Sarah, May 2012)
"Rachel was incredibly supportive. She facilitates in such a way that her presence was known, but not intrusive. She was amazing!" (Dave, partner to Sarah, 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." (Jonathan, partner to Kristen, March 2012) (Kristen, 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." (Tyler & Christa, 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, Mom of Christa, Retired 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!"
Doula Rachel & Twins, 2014
Doula Rachel and clients, 2020 (during a global pandemic).