"We had a great experience with Raquel and I am so glad we chose to have her as our doula! Raquel has a soothing and nurturing personality, she is also very knowledgable and provided us with great birthing resources during pregnancy. She was essential during labor as she guided and supported our family through our home birth experience." -- Regina W.
"Simply put: Raquel was an essential part of the birthing process for my wife and myself. Albeit I started out a skeptic on both the purpose and need for a Doula, it did not take long after meeting Raquel that I understood how her presence, coaching, and guidance would be as essential for myself as it would be for my wife.In the end, we went through 27 hours of very difficult labor, and Raquel was there 100% the entire time. As such, I was able to put all of my attention on how I could best support my wife rather than try to coach through, what is for me, the un-coachable.I highly recommend Raquel to anyone that is going to go through the joy’s of childbirth!" -- Scott J.
"Raquel was incredible. She made the birth experience so much easier by using her amazing techniques. She helped keep me calm and get through labor like a champ. I also love how much she prepared us for what to expect and what our options were when it came to our birth. We feel so lucky that we got to have her as part of our baby boy’s birth. She is so kind and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her And can’t wait to have her there for the birth of our next child!" -- Ciarah H.
"Raquel was a calm comfort in a difficult storm." -- Deborah C.
"Raquel is an invaluable doula. She met with us in advance to discuss our childbirth goals, with compassion, lots of information, and no judgment. The birth of our son was more difficult than we'd hoped-- 24 hours in total, but Raquel was there every step of the way . . . She allowed my wife and I to have an intimate experience, but was always there, helping." -- Jonathan B.
"Raquel was an amazing doula . . . She is kind and understanding and listens to your birth plan and what you want. She was not judgmental or pushy in any way when I explained how I wanted my birth plan to go. She was just encouraging and loving and made the experience worthwhile! My husband is an amazing man but he wouldn't have known what to do and what positions to put me in . . . She was able to help my husband not be nervous and helpful." -- Shannon S.
"Raquel is amazing. If you're looking for someone who is experienced and passionate about being a doula, you've found the right woman . . . Every time a decision needed to be made, she would remind me of my goals and ask me if I was comfortable with what was being proposed by the midwife or nurse. Even though I was in labor for almost 27 hours, Raquel was by my side almost every minute, unless she was getting me ice water or apple juice. She stayed by my side for more than a day, guided me through some gnarly contractions, and don't tell my husband, but her hip-squeeze skills trumped those of a 6'3" 250 lb man...she is truly awesome!" -- Alex H.
"Raquel was such a blessing to our birthing experience! We were on the fence about hiring a doula but after meeting Raquel and getting a glimpse of her knowledge we were set on having her. Before, during, and after delivery Raquel was there for us. She allowed my husband to support me during labor instead of worrying about helping me work through the pain. I would hire her time and time again." -- Chelsie C.
"Raquel worked as our post birth doula . . . She was so comfortable and easy to be around and just happy to help with whatever I asked of her. My two year old loved her, too. She was great with my baby as well. I kind of wish she could live with me 24/7! Thanks Raquel for helping me adjust to my fifth child so well. We love you!" -- Cheryl H.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
"Five stars aren't enough - Raquel is incredible! She made sure that I was informed and comfortable with all of the decisions made both before and during labor. She's an excellent resource for information, and she respected every decision that I made along the way . . . I am so grateful that she was there for me through labor and delivery (and my husband is too!). If we have another baby, she'll be my number one choice of doula." - Alex H.