Testimonials

I cannot recommend Rachel and North Georgia Family Doulas enough. I decided to hire a doula a little later in pregnancy after I started researching natural birth. I wanted to try for a natural birth in a hospital setting but didn’t think I could do it on my own without help. Rachel supported me every step of the way through a tough pregnancy and was always available to answer questions and encourage me when I started to doubt myself.  
My son was due in late March 2020, and the stress of preparing to deliver a baby during a pandemic was tough, but Rachel was incredibly supportive and helped me deal with the mental challenges I faced under those conditions. We learned a few weeks before I was due to deliver that Rachel wouldn’t be able to attend the birth because of hospital policy surrounding COVID-19. I was sad and frustrated, but Rachel assured my husband and me that we were prepared for the birth and that she would be with me at home and then available via phone or FaceTime throughout the delivery if I needed her. 
For me, the most important benefit of hiring Rachel was that I went into the delivery knowing what to expect and feeling prepared. I woke up at 6:30 a.m. a few days after my due date to some cramps, but it was my husband, not me, who was sure I was in labor. I spoke with Rachel, and she helped me assess my progress. Two hours later, she was preparing to come to my house. I really wanted to delay going to the hospital for as long as possible to avoid interventions that I felt would be pushed on me in the hospital setting. I labored at home with Rachel’s help for several hours. Without Rachel, my husband and I would have left for the hospital much sooner out of fear that we wouldn’t get there in time. Rachel’s training helped us feel confident in executing the plan we’d put in place.
My son was born after about 12 total hours of labor, and I couldn’t have been happier with his birth. Even though Rachel wasn’t there in person, she was there in spirit. My husband and I knew how to handle the physical challenges of childbirth, how to speak with the hospital staff about the things we wanted and didn’t want, and how to stick to our birth plan. My son’s birth was such a happy, stress-free experience, and I attribute that to Rachel. 
Megan

To simply put it, Rachel is amazing.

The moment you meet her , you will instantly notice how passionate she is about being a doula and breastfeeding. She is an amazing support and a great listener who will take the time to make it known that you are special. Rachel assisted me for my hospital birth. I don’t think I could have went through my plan of not receiving an epidural if it were not for Rachel’s constant encouragement. She massaged my feet with oils, which was my favorite. She made me feel powerful through those tough contractions and helped me push though it all. Rachel was my rock when it came to breastfeeding. Let’s be honest, those first weeks are tough and I can honestly say if it were not for Rachel, I wouldn’t be happily 9 months breastfeeding today 💖. I am extremely grateful for her.

Gloria

Rachel has been an absolute godsend for our family. I have 3 kids and when my newborn would not sleep at night we reached out to Rachel so I could get some much needed sleep. I was anxious about handing over my baby at night and being able to sleep but once Rachel showed up I had so much peace that my baby was in the very best care. Our 6 week old is colicky and has acid reflux issues. Rachel has been so patient and loving with her while also being supportive of me and my desire to continue breastfeeding. I am able to be a better mom during the day because of her. I can’t imagine not having her during this newborn season.

Jessica

Rachel is amazing! You are in great hands.

Jamie