We had Rachel as our Doula for the second time and I can't imagine how we could have gone through our experience without her. She was ready to go when we were and was constantly communicating with us to make sure to let her know when she was ready to show up. After she arrived, it was magic seeing her get to work and help talk us through all the things that we never even thought about. There were some decisions that we had to make with the doctor and before we made them, she helped us understand how important it was to go through all the pro's and con's of our decision. Brooke was grateful that we went through that process and she made the right decision because of it. As Brooke started labor, Rachel was there to do everything she could to help her be as comfortable and relaxed as possible, while even getting through the contractions (Surges) as they got stronger and stronger. She had a calm confidence with everything she did. She has many techniques and even soothing oils to bring the right environment for delivering a baby. I even heard a nurse comment that she was impressed and had learned some new things to help other ladies in labor become more relaxed and focused.
I was impressed on how she worked closely with the nurses and doctor as Brooke delivered a beautiful healthy baby unmedicated. Rachel helped Brooke get through it all and shared her sweet messages to give Brooke the strength and encouragement she needed to stay focused and strong. I can't imagine how anyone can do that without that type of support and love for giving birth. Rachel truly is a professional and I would recommend her to everyone I know. She was an angel! Thanks Rachel!