Testimonial for Rachel Scienski, CD(MMCI)

I had essentially 2 doulas. Rachel was one of them. Her and Jean switched off, and the next time I have a baby (if there's a next time, its pretty unlikely) I'm saving up NOW so I can hire them both. They were both phenomenal in different ways but the combo was JUST right. 

Rachel was very intuitive in the sense that she just knew that pain was one of my "panic" hot buttons- that when i'm in a large amount of pain, i turn into a whiney pain in the butt (my words! not hers!) and she was able to talk me through it and got me to vocalize correctly (low noises LOW!!!)  instead of howling and screaming which was what instinctively I wanted to do, but what would have been the worst thing for me. 

At one point, when I needed a break from labor, Rachel had my husband rub  hands while she rubbed my back with some sort of massage cream that smelled wonderful. It actually slowed down my labor for a bit and gave me a break to be able to continue. She also put some sort of essential oil- i don't know what it was, but it was citrussy and it was wonderful while I was in transition because I kept throwing up- and it helped me NOT smell my own puke! 

She also was able to get multiple photographs of just after and the end of my labor- i'm seriously going to treasure them, I keep looking at them because they are so beautiful!  I don't have any from my son's birth like this, and I kept saying to my husband "i want labor pictures, i want baby covered in gross gunk pictures" . Well, i have a TON of them and I can't stop looking through them. 

-Margaret Roth

August 28, 2012

a photo from Rachel  Scienski, CD(MMCI)

Rachel Scienski, CD(MMCI)

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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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