Hi! I'm Rachel
I became a Mother in the Summer of 2014. If I'm being honest, I didn't put much thought into my first birth. I thought I'd just go into the hospital pregnant and come out with a baby. It wasn't until I was in labor and facing an emergency cesarean that I realized that my partner and I were unprepared and unsupported. It was after that first birth that I learned what a Doula was and the trajectory of my entire life shifted.
I trained as a Birth Doula in 2016 and since that time I have attended over 100 births in hospitals, birth centers and in homes. Over the years my views and beliefs surrounding birth have grown and evolved. I have studied not only the mechanics of the birth process, but the physiological, emotional and spiritual right of passage that birth truly is. I believe that a truly beautiful birth experience can happen in any setting, but that it takes a combination of preparation, advocacy and a setting that supports your vision.
Training & Experience
ToLabor Professional Birth Doula Training
Spinning Babies Training
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certified
Currently Assisting Homebirth Midwives in Michiana
VBAC & HBAC Experience