Rachel is a certified doula through Doula Trainings International. As a Registered Nurse with more than a decade of experience, Rachel brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as doula. She supported dozens of women during the birth process as a labor and delivery nurse and has experience with unmedicated and medicated births, cesarean birth, and bereavement. While working in primary care pediatrics, she cared for hundreds of babies and their families as they transitioned into life together. Rachel is committed to collaboration with your team of care providers so that mother, partner, and baby are treated with dignity, kindness, and a high standard of care.
Rachel earned a degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia and a certificate in Global Health from UAB-Birmingham. She has experience working with female survivors of trauma in the nonprofit setting and is passionate about incorporating trauma-informed care into birth. She believes in the universal right to a safe and beautiful birth and enjoys working with families of diverse traditions, cultures, and family structures.