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Rachael Katz, Birth and Postpartum Doula, PCD(NAPS), CLE

New Adventures Doula

Seattle, WA Service range 25 miles Edmonds ferry OK to Kingston

http://www.newadventuresdoula.com

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Birth Fee

$1800

Postpartum Rate

$55 to $60

Availability Remarks: I can provide postpartum daytime support for 4 to 6-hour shifts and 8 to 10-hour overnight shifts. Also now booking birth doula support for estimated due dates in November 2024 and beyond!

Birth Fee

$1800

Postpartum Rate

$55 to $60


Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:


Birth Doula Experience

0 years and 1 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 14 families served


Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Northwest Association for Perinatal Support (NAPS) - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, July 2022
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, September 2023

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Can be discussed on case-by-case basis. I am available for families with multiples (I'm a twin!).

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births
Within 30 minutes of transfer location.


College Education

BA/BS

MA/MS


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Parent Volunteer, Perinatal Support Washington Warm Line (1-888-404-7763); Board Member, NAPS Doulas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Fee Details

Birth doula support is currently a flat fee of $1,800, and I offer a birth + postpartum package for $3,200. My postpartum day rate is $55 per hour; $60/hour for overnight support. For more information visit: www.newadventuresdoula.com. Thank you!

Service Area

Seattle, WA Service range 25 miles Edmonds ferry OK to Kingston

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Client Testimonials for Rachael Katz, Birth and Postpartum Doula, PCD(NAPS), CLE

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Andrea

5/18/2024

We had the pleasure of working with Rachael as our night doula, and we couldn't be more impressed. Her calm and friendly demeanor immediately put us at ease during those late-night hours. Rachael's expertise in newborn care was evident from the start, and she provided invaluable assistance with breastfeeding, offering tips and guidance that made all the difference. She went above and beyond to ensure both baby and parents were comfortable and well cared for throughout the night. Additionally, her prenatal consultation, where she visited our home, was incredibly valuable, as it allowed her to understand our needs and preferences, ensuring a seamless transition once our baby arrived. Coordinating and scheduling with Rachael was very smooth. Thank you, Rachael, for your exceptional care and dedication!

Natalia Carvalho

3/5/2024

Hiring Rachael to be our postpartum nighttime doula was the best decision that we made for us and our second baby. Rachael was kind, caring and compassionate towards us and the baby. She was easily able to help our daughter go to sleep every night which led my husband and me to feel well rested even with a newborn. I slept well knowing that my baby was in good hands. Rachael was also extremely reliable and we could depend on her to help us out.

Rachael has a calming presence. She was a wonderful resource for lactation and helped me get breastfeeding off to a good start. When I had questions or concerns about breastfeeding, she would look up information for me to read. When she was here, we all got better sleep, and I slept well, knowing that my baby was in good hands.

Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Rachael again and would highly recommend her to friends.

Peiyang Shangguan

1/31/2024

Rachael is very nice, patient and loves our baby girl. She has deep knowledge and takes good care of both mom and baby. She was very attentive to our baby and respond to her needs. We also like how she gently and lovingly talks to our baby and letting her know what she's doing. She also helped building up a good routine for our baby and we benefit a lot from that even after the contract. Sometimes our baby didn't sleep well at night, but Rachael knew her needs and soothed her very well, so that she mostly slept well when Rachael was here.

We also learned many tricks from her, like capturing her cues, how to put her back to crib without waking her up, and some tricks on burping.

I'd highly recommend her if you are looking for someone to take care of you and your baby at night. We would definitely hire her again for our 2nd baby.

Meg M.

10/30/2023

We worked with Rachael as a postpartum doula after the birth of our second daughter. She helped us adjust to our newly expanded family, providing invaluable support during both day and night shifts. She offered advice on everything from breastfeeding to baby wearing, shared quick and hearty recipes, was always available to help with light household tasks like laundry, and provided tips on how to include and help our older daughter adjust to being a big sister.

Rachael’s night shift support was especially critical in getting us through a few weeks when my husband returned to work before then taking more extended parental leave. Thanks to her help, my husband and I got much needed sleep, our new daughter received excellent care, and we were able to keep our house running relatively smoothly despite the chaos. Rachael approaches the work very professionally, has a calm and calming presence, clearly loves the work, and is a natural with newborns and young children alike. We can’t recommend her enough!

Michelle-Lynn

5/15/2023

We really enjoyed having Rachael as our postpartum doula! When interviewing multiple Doulas, I immediately knew she would be the perfect fit! Rachael is so kind and very caring, which is just the type of Doula I was looking for. In addition, she was able to offer a lot of informational support, which was so helpful. Rachael has quite a few resources for various emotional support groups and was also able to refer us to a great lactation specialists. We really appreciated all her guidance and support with my recovery and our newborn. We would highly recommend Rachael as your Doula. 

Lan Guo

4/4/2023

We feel so fortunate to have had Rachael as our postpartum doula during the early months of welcoming our new addition to the family. With an older son to take care of as well, we knew we would need extra support, and Rachael exceeded our expectations in every way. Rachael's professionalism, reliability, and expertise were evident from the moment she stepped into our home. While we didn't require as much guidance and advice on newborn care, Rachael's gentle and caring approach was still invaluable. She was patient, understanding, and always there to lend a helping hand whenever we needed it. Her calm demeanor and nurturing presence created a peaceful environment that helped us navigate the challenges of caring for two young children with more ease. Rachael's reliability was a huge weight off our shoulders during those early months. She was always punctual and dependable, allowing us to plan and rest assured that she would be there when we needed her. Her professionalism and experience shone through in every aspect of her care, and we felt confident in entrusting our children to her. Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of having Rachael as our postpartum doula was the reduction in our stress level. Juggling the needs of a newborn and a 5-year-old can be overwhelming at times, but Rachael's support and assistance helped alleviate that stress. We were able to focus on bonding with our new baby and enjoying special moments with our older child, knowing that Rachael was there to help us. In summary, Rachael has been an incredible asset to our family as we navigated the early months of having two children. Her professionalism, reliability, patience, and caring nature have been unwavering, and we are so grateful for her support. We highly recommend Rachael as a postpartum doula for any family in need of compassionate, expert care.

Birth Availability for Rachael Katz, Birth and Postpartum Doula, PCD(NAPS), CLE

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-20-2024

Postpartum Availability for Rachael Katz, Birth and Postpartum Doula, PCD(NAPS), CLE

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-20-2024