Testimonial for Rachel Andre

It was so wonderful having Rachel as our doula for my daughter's birth.  At every turn - prenatal, labor and postpartum - we have often thought about Rachel as a stable rock that has steadied the often overwhelming waves that come along with birth, especially as first-time parents. At our prenatal appointments, Rachel deeply listened to our questions and concerns and gave us great prompts to think about surrounding how we were each feeling about the upcoming birth. This allowed us to have conversations we wouldn't have otherwise had and feel aligned and ready to support each other when I did go into labor. During early labor we called Rachel multiple times for her thoughts and encouragement about how things were progressing. I wanted to labor at home for as long as possible and having her to reach out to gave my husband confidence to support me until we were ready to head to the hospital. At the hospital, Rachel made our labor and delivery room dark and put on background music to help keep me calm. She completely focused the mood of the room and made sure that my comfort and wishes were taken seriously at every turn. This allowed me to continue to labor unmedicated as I had hoped. She was so physically supportive as I wanted to move around the bed and try different positions. But it was her calm, quiet emotional support that amazed me the most. Her words helped me to feel safe trusting my body and my baby. In our immediate days postpartum, Rachel came to our home and helped with everything. She taught me new, more comfortable feeding positions and how to take care of my nipples so I could continue to breastfeed. She gave me pelvic floor specialist recommendations and made sure I was aware of my body’s healing process. She listened to my husband and I and made us feel confident in our new role as parents. I highly recommend Rachel as a birth and postpartum doula - her support is truly life changing.

-Lyn Wenzel

November 02, 2022

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Rachel Andre

Birth Doula, NY

Birth Fee: $3250

Postpartum Rate: $75 to $100

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Updated 1/11/2024

Birth Fee: $3250

Postpartum Rate: $75 to $100

5

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Updated 1/11/2024

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