Testimonial for Rachel Scienski, CD(MMCI)

I found Rachel through a recommended list of doulas from the SCH Midwives.  From my first contact, she was extremely sincere, responsive, and approachable.  She had just signed on with Birthways, and I had initially wanted to work with someone unaffiliated, but I liked her professional knowledge and warm, caring personality so much that I quickly knew Rachel was the doula for us.  Birthways was easy to work with, and basically just took payment and provided a contract.

Beginning in our initial interview and continuing into all our interactions, Rachel was truly a support we would have never wanted to go without.  Her knowledge of all types of birth scenarios was quickly evident.  I had some strong concerns about this birth after a difficult c-section with my first son, so I really needed a doula who supported VBACS.  Rachel was so excited to provide support--and her enthusiasm and knowledge put so many of my fears and concerns at ease.  She helped me (and my husband) talk about our past experience, heal from the difficult parts, and prepare for various labor situations both mentally, physically, and strategically (with regards to a hospital setting and getting the birth experience we desired).  At times I felt like we were getting a much needed counseling session as an added bonus.

I had a very long, painful back labor.  Rachel arrived early on to our home and stayed with me for the almost 24 hrs until our son was born.  She had SO many tricks up her sleeve to try to turn my son into a more favorable position.  She endured my moans and wanting to give up, and she was the exact support my husband and I needed to labor at home as long as I could.  I honestly think I would have had a repeat c-section had it not been for Rachel.  During the birth and after, she even snapped priceless photos that I found later.  I 100% recommend Rachel!

-Lauren Kolb

April 13, 2014

a photo from Rachel  Scienski, CD(MMCI)

Rachel Scienski, CD(MMCI)

Birth With Rachel

Birth Fee: $1600 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $100

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Birth Fee: $1600 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $100

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