Words cannot explain how grateful we were to have Rachel as our Doula. As a couple having our first child, we couldn’t have asked for a better person to support us through pregnancy, birth, & postpartum. From the very beginning, Rachel explained to us what a doulas role was since we were un-familar. Without oversimplifying all of Rachel’s hard work in getting us ready to be parents, we could sum up our experience working with a Doula with the word "support". From Day 1 Rachel emphasizes the point that despite whatever her personal views are on things, she was here to help advocate for us to have the labor experience that we wanted. She educated us on what to expect, but more importantly what not to. She then broke down the various stages of delivering a baby and all the medical logistics surrounding them. She always stressed that during labor, she was there to support us in anything we needed and she did just that. I could not picture giving birth again without Rachel there, she did such meaningful tasks that eased the stress for me and my husband. She was available by text prior to her arrival and helped keep me calm by sending reassuring and calming texts to me. Then, once she arrived she helped make my labor and delivery into a PERFECT experience in the hospital. It was obvious that Rachel was very experienced and knew so many little tips & tricks to keep me comfortable and relaxed. She also took so many beautiful photos and videos of me and my husband that we are forever grateful for. Me and my husband were also so thankful that she came to our home for a postpartum visit. During that visit, my husband was finally able to get some sleep and she helped me put together my breast pump and learn how to use it finally! As a first time mom, I was stressing about doing everything perfect and it helped having a Doula come visit and assist/reassure me. She even walked my dog! Rachel is the best!
October 30, 2022