Rachel Conley Birthing Services

Meet my friend Rachel!

Rachel sees Clients in the larger Philadelphia area as a doula! She provides birth services, after-the-birth services, and childbirth education classes! See more details at her website.

A doula is a non-medical birth professional who provides emotional, informational and physical support for families during pregnancy, labor and the early postpartum period. Studies show that having a birth doula increases positive outcomes, decreases pain and reduces the risk of needing an unplanned cesarean section

About Rachel:

Hi! I’m Rachel, a wife and mother of two. My journey as a birth professional began six years ago, while taking Bradley Method classes. The birth of my first child, Evie, was a beautiful, powerful and transformative experience. I knew that I would eventually leave my career as a music teacher to become a doula.

In 2017, we moved to South Africa, where I worked with a non-profit organization empowering women in the Kayamandi township. I finished my training online as a doula and taught community classes on labor, birth, nutrition, breastfeeding and infant care. I had the privilege of serving as a birth doula to several women in public hospitals. These years, working in a difficult context, were both formative and challenging.

Unfortunately, many women don’t have a positive experience of birth. For many, childbirth conjures up fearful images of suffering and helplessness. Many women want to breastfeed but feel guilty when they struggle to overcome challenges. But I believe that with the right support, nearly all women can birth and breastfeed successfully.

Our bodies are amazing, and they were made to do this! I look forward to serving women here in Philadelphia as a birth/postpartum doula and childbirth educator. It is my privilege to help women walk confidently into the new role of motherhood!

“Fear not, for I am with you;

be not dismayed, for I am your God;

I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you

with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10