Rachel ~ Owner and Operator
I’m so happy that you’re here and exploring your options in regards to birth support. I’m a DONA trained and certified birth doula, postpartum doula, placenta encapsulation specialist and a certified aroma therapist since 2016. Taking care of women during this life changing time is my passion.
I decided to become a doula after I had experienced my own birth trauma. I was left with an overwhelming sense that I missed out on something and things could have and should have been different. I wasn’t sure what that was until I started to hear more about doulas. Thats when it dawned on me that this is my calling!
I’m a bio mom and foster turned adoptive mom. My family means the world to me and I recognize that all families are different and look different. I’m here to support your journey, no matter what that looks like.
I look forward to hearing from you!
~Owner and Operator at The Grosse Pointe Doula and my doula partner
My doula journey began before I even understood was a doula was. I began attending the births of my friends in 2005. It has always been my instinct to provide support to expecting women, and to attend their births. Throughout the years I continued to provide this support and get a university education in psychology, with a focus on Infant and Child Development as well as Biological sciences. It was only after my own birth that I understood how important it was to have an educated support person in attendance, a benefit I unfortunately missed out on. I became educated on the options of doulas, and how to become one. I took my training through Deb Codde (ICEA) in Marshall, MI in February 2014. Through my education, I learned about the benefits of Placenta Encapsulation. After knowing the benefits, there was no doubt in my mind that I absolutely had to provide this service for my clients so that they had the best experience possible after going home with their new baby. I began offering Placenta Encapsulation in November of 2014. I have since become a Reiki Practitioner, Postpartum Doula, and Certified Lactation Counselor. I dedicate my time and passion to my family, the birth community, and my clients.