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Rachel Koszka

Fruition Doula Alliance

Seattle, WA Service range 30 miles

5306131275

https://www.fruitionalliance.com/

Birth Fee

$600 to $1200

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $50

Birth Fee

$600 to $1200

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $50


Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 6 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 2 families served


Doula Training

  • Big Belly Services, January 2019

Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per month: 2 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I love supporting clients in the hospital! I will work with you to advocate for your desired birth within a hospital environment.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Birth centers are a wonderful option for clients looking for an out of home birth, without losing the comfort and flexibility a home birth can provide.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I was born at home! I love the beauty and intimacy of birthing at home.


College Education

AA/AS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Therapist or counselor

Fee Details

I offer sliding scale to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ families

Seattle, WA Service range 30 miles

Client Testimonials for Rachel Koszka

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Jessica Obenauf

3/24/2020

I couldn't have imagined having our twin girls without Rachel present in our lives. Our twin girls were our first babies, so there were many unknowns for us. Rachel's guidance and tools that she offered along the way helped me feel more confident in my pregnancy even with a few complications. She also helped with our birth plan. I had decided very early on in the pregnancy that I wanted Rachel to be my doula. She brought me several books to read, and one that I'm still very thankful for because before reading, I was deathly afraid of vaginal child birth. "Spritiual Midwifery," by Ina May Gaskin, changed my perspective about child birth. The book shares many womens experiences giving birth naturally, and after reading I was inspired to have my daughters vaginally, which is very difficult to do when you have twins in a hospital because of the risk, most doctors won't want to deliver vaginally.

I ended up having Preeclampsia, and was induced at 33 weeks. Rachel was available as soon as we needed her. Rachel's calm presence help me in my 31 hour labor. The thoughtful questions she asked and support, the massage, really made all the difference. I was able to give birth to my girls vaginally, and I couldn't have done it without her. The girls had to go to the NICU since they were 7 weeks early, so my husband went with them, and Rachel stayed with me why they stiched up my 3rd degree tear, and retracted my uterus. I was pretty out of it at the end of labor as my epideral didn't work and they pumped me full of who knows what with meds at the end after the girls were out because I was in so much pain, Rachel took charge and was there for me. When I got back to the room she even helped me express colostrum as I was so out of it and not feeling good. The support she gave after the birth was really critical as well. Always having someone check in on you postpardum is a necessity. I would highly recommend Rachel.  

Elizabeth

4/15/2019

Rachel did an excellent job of supporting us as we journeyed into parenthood. Before the baby came she asked a lot of the questions no one was asking us, helping us think about how and where we wanted more support. I also loved the intentionality of bringing both parents into the conversation and how she helped create intentional time for us to be checking in as a couple about how we were doing and what we were needing. On the day of our son's birth it was such a relief to know we could communicate with Rachel and that she would be there every step of the way, no matter what happened. My labor was smooth and quick and in the moments I didn't think I could make it I will never forget Rachel's support and kind words/presence that helped me labor on. She also does placenta pills now and I have to say those have been wonderful in the post partum period! 

Birth Availability for Rachel Koszka

= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-18-2020

Postpartum Availability for Rachel Koszka

= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-18-2020