It has been an honor and privilege to serve women and their families the past 10 years. My journey began in in 2008 as a Postpartum Doula. I added Birth Doula services in 2010 and N.E.A.R. To You Doula Birth & Postpartum Services ltd. was born. 200+ families later, I am proud to offer Birth & Postpartum Doula Services, Lactation Consultation, Monitrice Services, Childbirth Education, Birth Photography & Video, Placenta Encapsulation & Art, AromaTouch Massage, TENS for pain Management, Keepsake Birth Stories, Belly Binding and Vaginal Steaming. I surround myself with wonderful women who have the same passion, desire, and commitment to whole mind and body health. The medical system in place is difficult to navigate. With educational and emotional support you can become an empowered consumer. Our goal is to put you on the path that best fits your medical/natural mindset. You will learn about your options, discover your unique set of values, and hopefully, learn something brand new about yourself and your partner.
This year I will celebrated my 33nd Wedding Anniversary with my amazing husband Jeffrey. I am a mother of four children and 2 1/2 Grandchildren! Stefan 30 (Daughter Alice 16 mon), Samantha 28 (Son Avery 2.5 yrs), (Son Aiden 9 mon) and Expecting again in August, Cassandra 26, and Seth 20. Each birth brought new challenges: Induction, Posterior position (Back Labor!), SROM in the car, prolonged early labor, stalled labor, difficult breastfeeding, jaundice, acid reflux, and finishing with Seth’s really incredible birth experience. I was fortunate to have an amazing Obstetrician, Dr. James Linn, Milwaukee, WI. He trusted birth, genuinely cared about his patients, had a reverence for life and family. Every woman and her family deserves to be respected, cherished, encouraged, and guided through their journey to motherhood.
Continuing education is vital to my practice. I attend webinars, workshops, and conventions several times a year. I work tirelessly to provide my clients and the general public with information that is evidence based and supported by well conducted studies. To further support my passion, I earned the designation of an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor. As a client of NEAR To You, you are entitled to a free online birth perpetration course from Evidence Based Birth®. I also teach professional workshops and seminars.
This is very exciting!
Currently,I am accepting Home Birth Midwifery clients as I continue my journey to become a Certified Practical Midwife.
You’ll find all of this and more at N.E.A.R To You Doula Birth & Postpartum Services ltd.
I look forward to helping you have a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond!
In Doula Spirit, Rachel