Testimonial for Rachel Carbonneau, CD(DONA)

Rachel is an excellent doula and I am thrilled that we found her to assist with our birth. From the very first meeting she was professional and had a friendly, caring and down-to-earth demeanor. This was my second birth but my first was less than ideal and ended in a C-section. I was determined to make this second birth a better experience but I needed a lot of guidance as to how. Rachel was well trained in the Bradley Method, but was knowledgeable in many other philosophies of childbirth allowing her to help me find what I was looking for. Based on my goals and my personality, she was able to suggest some reading and techniques that ultimately helped prepare me for a successful big day. I especially liked that she offered two sessions before the birth (in addition to the initial meeting) which helped me get to know her better and feel more comfortable with her. On the day of my birth, she came to the hospital when it seemed right (although she offered to come earlier to my house) and she provided everything from water, back rubs, words of encouragement and timely humor. She helped my husband with his role and was able to give him breaks so I always felt like someone was there supporting me. In the end, I had a successful, drug-free VBAC, a beautiful baby boy and a birth experience that I can look back on with joy. She followed up a week later where we discussed and laughed about the birth and she offered some great post-partum and baby advice. As a capable doula and a mother of four, she brings much experience and passion to her work. I highly recommend Rachel to anyone looking for a doula in the Rockville area!

-Kristen Brock

May 23, 2014

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Birth Fee: $950 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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Birth Fee: $950 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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