Meet Rachel Howell
My name is Rachel Howell, and I co-created North Georgia Family Doulas with my partner Ajla Kamber because I have a passion for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and new babies! I wanted to provide my services to families in the North Georgia Region (including the counties of Bartow, Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, Douglas, and North Fulton) because I feel this area is largely underserved by most doulas. The closer you get to Atlanta, the easier it is to find pregnancy support by means of a labor doula; however, the farther North you live, this support is harder to come by. I believe all women should have access to have this type of support and I want to provide it to you!
I am a wife and mother of 2 beautiful children. I had 2 totally different birth experiences with my children; 1 difference was the presence of a doula at my second and not my first. I also experienced loss during my second pregnancy which ended in the miscarriage of twins early in the pregnancy.
My own pregnancy and birth experiences led me down a path of an unbridled passion for all things pregnancy and baby related. I was honored to provide support to my sister-in-law during her second birth and first natural labor recently and it sparked the desire within me to become a professional birth worker and help as many women and families as I can to achieve their best possible birth.
When I am not helping mothers achieve their best possible birth experience, I enjoy playing with my 2 children, watching movies and TV shows, spending quality time with my family, and working out at the gym (especially the Yoga classes).