Encouraging words from amazing clients:
“Rachel is an amazing doula….I was in labor for 2.5 days and she stayed connected with me during the whole processes. I wanted to have an all natural VBAC and she believed in me that this was possible! During my transition phase when I wanted to give up….she prayed with me and God heard us because the baby arrived a half hour later!! I could not have done it without Rachel by my side! I was so blessed to achieve my goal of having an all natural VBAC! So grateful that God led me to her and she was able to be my doula. I highly recommend her!! She is a beautiful person inside and out….she will make your birthing experience a memorable one!! I plan on having her for my third baby as well!” ~Michelle R. (Canton)
“This amazing woman who I am blessed to call a dear friend was a breath of fresh air to have in my delivery room! During labor when I started throwing up she didn’t skip a beat and immediately brought out her peppermint oil to help. She had many techniques to help me out when it became crucial to do different positions to get baby to descend more. Plus she provided some fun as well! Anyone looking for an amazing doula you have one right here in Rachel! Thanks for an enjoyable birthing experience my dear!” ~Gretchen P. (Canton)
“Rachel is professional, compassionate, knowledge and warm. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!” ~ Whitney K. (Ann Arbor – fellow doula)
“I have been taking 3 pills a day since I have received them. I was really impressed with the packaging. I loved the umbilical cords you shaped into a heart. It is fascinating to look at all the veins that connected the twins and I and the tea baths were a cute surprise. What I appreciated the most was how hard you worked and went out of the way to encapsulate for me when I know I was very last minute. I hope to use more of your services in future pregnancies.” ~ Jessica O. (Dearborn Heights)
“When I first decided to pursue placenta encapsulation I had a lot of questions. Rachel helped answer all of them and allowed me to take my time and do my own research. She made the process so easy – she picked up my placenta from the hospital in a super timely fashion and dropped them off at my home–easy peasy! My milk supply has been tremendoulsy better than after my first and I attribute that to the placenta pills! She also took time to check in on me and my family, even stopping for a moment to share kind words with my toddler, which really stood out to me as most people focus on the baby post partum. Rachel understands that mom and the other family members need consideration as well. Highly recommend Sun Stand Still Doula Services for all of your birth and postpartum needs!” ~Heather T. (Southfield)
“It was my first pregnancy and my husband and I didn’t know what kind of support we may need during labor and delivery. Working with Rachel, however, turned out to be one of the best decisions we could have made. From the first day I contacted her she was always quick to respond, supportive, and genuinely caring.
“A wonderful experience from the pick up at hospital and dropping off at my home. The convenience of having that as part of the service is huge.
My daughter is just over 2 months old and I just finished with my capsules after taking 2 every day in the morning.
With this being my second pregnancy/birth, I can compare it somewhat. The healing seemed much faster. I recall with a one week old baby I was up, cleaning my house (not trying to sound like a crazy person, or like supermom…don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my sleep deprived and crazy moments …but there was definitely an initial burst of energy. I was feeling great!
One reason I wanted to encapsulate was to increase breast milk supply. It seems to have helped a bit with that and I definitely feel more confident (this time around) in that my baby is getting enough from me. Aside from the occasional supplementing, she is mostly breast fed.
I had heard that the capsules can help with post-partum depression. I don’t recall having many symptoms of that after baby #1, so it wasn’t a huge concern of mine, but Baby #2 is an entirely different feeling. I think this time there was a thin line between your sanity and…and well, whatever it is on the other side of that line….ha. I have definitely recognized the feelings and the best thing anyone can say to me/any new mom is “it’s all normal…it’s normal…it’s normal”. And yes, keep repeating it over and over. All the feelings of being overwhelmed at times, all the feelings of losing yourself, forgetting things, all the frustration and feelings of inadequacy when BOTH of them are crying, and the feeling like you just don’t have it “all together” some days…are normal. I think that taking the placenta pills has been part of what has helped me stay sane, and to know that I’m doing all I can in the best ways I know how, to be happy and healthy for my babies. I can’t imagine those feelings if I wasn’t taking the capsules and if they are amplified! So for that, I’m very grateful and very happy I did it.” ~ Lisa P (Plymouth)