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Rachel Brown

Gentle Spirit Doula

Website: http://www.gentlespiritdoula.org

Phone: 541.551.5250

Birth Fee: $1200

Fee Details: $600 deposit due when you hire me and sign my letter of agreement (this is nonrefundable). $350 due at 34 weeks and remainder of fee, $250, due at 37 weeks. Includes resources, on call services 3 weeks before and after due date, complimentary first meet and greet, two to four meetings before birth and one to two meetings postpartum. Please contact me with any questions regarding fees.

Birth Doula Experience: 7 years and 26 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2011
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
As long as there is a Careprovider present at the birth. I do not attend unassisted home births.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • PBi Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
  • APPA Certified Placenta Service Provider

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Multiples
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Worked as a 2nd Assistant at South Coast Midwifery (Irvine, CA) for 1 year. Worked alongside the Midwife and 1st Assistant. Worked in rural areas with 70% living at or below poverty. Volunteered at hospitals.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Rachel Brown

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Amy Breshears

Having Rachel as a doula was hands down the best decision and investment! I can definitely say my birthing experience did not go as planned, but Rachel never left my side. She went above and beyond with coaching both me and my husband, providing snacks, reminding me how to breath, telling me affirmations, and gave me reassurance and knowledge about decisions I hadn't planned on making. She gave my family so much support and we cannot thank her enough for her knowledge and services. My husband was on the fence about hiring a doula at first but after our first meeting with Rachel, he quickly realized how much we would both need her support and said "we are definitely hiring her!". And I am oh so glad that we did! I give Raxhel a 10 out of 10 and highly recommend her for anyone who is welcoming a precious baby into the world. Doulas are the best support you never knew you needed. 

Posted 1/12/2019

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Irina James

“I made a connection with Rachel the second we met. She is very personable and passionate about what she does. We decided to go with her prenatal coaching and my husband quickly warmed up to her. He would actually get excited for our next meetings! She did an excellent job preparing us for our birth and my husband impressed the doctors and nurses as he coached me through our natural birth. She even checked in on us after our baby was born to see how we were doing. It’s been almost two years since we had our baby and Rachel has become a dear friend to us. I have no doubt that she has been put on this earth to be a doula, she is the best at what she does and you will notice it the second you meet her. No matter how your birth experience may turn out, her moral support and friendship is priceless.”

Posted 1/6/2019

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Kamran Khan

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! 

Posted 11/5/2012

Birth Availability for Rachel Brown

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