Basic Birth Doula Package
Two prenatal meetings during your pregnancy
Educational resources and referrals
Comfort measures and mindfulness techniques
Unlimited support via phone/text/email
On-call 24/7 from two weeks before your due date until your birth
Continuous support through labor that is informational, emotional, and physical
Support after birth
One postpartum visit at home within the first two weeks after your birth
Prenatal visits? What's that?
The prenatal visits last approximately one-two hours and usually occur in the client's home. During the prenatal visits, we go over your birth goals and preferences, practice comfort measures, and discuss specifics about how a doula might help you feel more comfortable and supported.
Doula Services + Childbirth Education
This includes the entire birth doula package, plus a private childbirth education class in your own home! The cost of this class can be shared with additional families. All of the information will be specifically tailored to your needs.
Birth photography: If you are interested in birth photography services, I work closely with my partner Kayla Galway who is an experienced documentary photographer.
Postpartum support: I am also a trained postpartum doula. If you are interested in additional support as a new parent (or with a new addition to the family!), feel free to contact me for more info.
Abortion support: These services are no cost or donation-based. Please reach out with any questions.
Rachel has significant experience creating programming on sexual health, consent, gender and sexuality, violence prevention, and healthy relationships. Her professional experience includes her work as a Clinical Health Educator and the 'Enough is Enough' Outreach Coordinator at Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, as a Sexual Health Educator with Peer Health Exchange, and as a member of Planned Parenthood's Activist Council. She has provided workshops and trainings for students of all ages, parents, teachers, college faculty, and campus staff. Rachel's programs are creative, engaging, and flexible around each group's unique needs!
Examples of potential workshop topics:
Sexual Health Education
Consent and Healthy Relationships
Puberty and Adolescent Developement
Talking to Kids About Sex
Person-Centered Support for Disclosures of Sexual Violence
Pleasure and Communication
Private or Group Sessions
The private, in-home childbirth education sessions are usually around 4 hours and the class is developed to be based on your specific needs. Group classes and longer series are also available; group classes usually run over the course of 2 or more sessions and are also flexible based on the needs of the group. Each session is created to be explicitly queer and trans affirming, engaging, reflective, and comprehensive.
Some of the topics covered include:
Anatomy of the birthing body
Stages of labor
Hormones during pregnancy and labor
Comfort measures and labor-support techniques
Mindfulness and breathing strategies
Understanding medical procedures and interventions
What to pack and how to prepare
The role of the partner / support team
Rachel studies childbirth education with Bebo Mia inc. and is a professional health educator. She passionately believes that pregnant people (and their families) deserve comprehensive, supportive, queer and trans affirming childbirth education and the right to make decisions about what is best for themselves.