Birth Fee: $700 to $850
Fee Details: Contact me if you want a doula but can't afford my base rates; I have a flexible fee not reflected in the price listed above.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 24 births attended
Clients per Month: 0 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Member of Doulas of Greater St. Louis, a group for professional doulas.
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Maryville, IL
I had an outstanding experience with Rachel. Leading up to birth, she provided me with information on different topics and answered any and every question that I had. She also coordinated different things such as making sure my placenta was properly delivered to an encapsulator so that I didn't have to worry about a thing and could concentrate on just giving birth. I wanted to have a natural birth without medication, but I had an extremely long and hard labor. She is the reason I was able to stick through it and make it all the way to the end. She used her wealth of knowledge regarding different positions and exercises to try to ease and progress labor as much as possible. She not only provided physical support, but she was an amazing emotional support as well. She kept me from giving up and believed in me even when I no longer thought I could do it. If it wasn't for her, I have no doubt that I would not have been able to have the natural birth I wanted. She also supported all the wishes that I had and decisions that I made and helped me to be able to make my own decisions when I was feeling overwhelmed. During the postpartum period, she followed up with me and continued to provide support and answer questions that I had. I would highly recommend Rachel as a doula to anyone!
Our experience with Rachel was amazing. She was very attentive to my needs throughout the entire labor and delivery. She was quick to suggest new positions as I moved through labor. She was helpful to my husband in how he could best support me. With her help, we were able to have a non-medicated birth like we desired. Rachel was also very supportive in the time leading up to brith with different ways to prepare and things to consider. She followed up with us mulitple times after the birth, ensuring that we were doing ok. Rachel was worth every penny and was a significant contributer to our wonderful birthing experience. We are so thankful for her and all she did for us.
Being a doula takes a lot of patience and comforting which Rachel did amazing at both. I didn’t even know what a doula was and now that I’ve had one I don’t think I could go thru another pregnancy without one, specifically Rachel ?? She has got to be the most understanding person I know. she is sweet yet hardcore. I definitely wouldnt have made it to 6cm without an epidural if it wasn’t for her. all I had to do was focus on my contractions and breathing while she focused on everything else in my birth plan. This expierence was far better than my last pregnancy where I didn’t have a doula. she taught me some great tips and tricks for pregnancy and labor. If I ever have a third baby I’ll be sure to call her right up to be my doula again ??
Rachel Mans was my Doula for our 8th baby. I would definitely recommend her. I did have an epidural, but it only numbed half my body. It was great having an extra support person there for me and my husband. She has some great techniques and even gave me information about things I didn’t know were an option, like delayed cord clamping and the benefits to our baby. She also used aromatherapy and had my favorite sent.
Rachel is the best doula ever! She’s made me comfortable being in the hospital she’s helped me speak up for things that I couldn’t do because I was a bit afraid to she made me feel safe and secure while I was in labor she made sure my birth plan was written down and made sure I had my birth the way I wanted it she’s the best doula ever! If I have another baby I’ll be definitely coming back to Rachel ! She was the best support I had when giving birth too??
Rachel is an excellent doula and I'm so thankful to have had her as a part of my labor support team for the birth of my second daughter! She is very knowledgable, supportive, and attentive. She had great advice to offer and tricks to try throughout the entire process. I would definitely continue to use her as my doula over and over again if I were given the opportunity!
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