Trained Birth Doula
Spinning Babies® Trained
Placenta Preparation Specialist
Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife
Master of Science in Education, St.. Catherine University
Associates Degree in Midwifery, Southwest Technical College
“I strive to empower parents with knowledge and support while creating a fulfilling, as well as safe, birthing experience. My unique gifts include my ability to be a gentle, unobtrusive presence in women’s lives while leaving them with the knowledge and skills they need to have confidence in their own abilities. Whether you are a first-time parent, or are working through a prior traumatic birth, seeking a VBAC, having breastfeeding troubles or adjusting to parenthood and pregnancy, I have the experience and skills to assist you."
“Throughout my pregnancy, birth, and recovert, Raquel was a blessing in so many ways. In addition to her wealth of knowledge and experience, she was truly an advocate for me and my wishes for my pregnancy and birth. Without hesitation, I would recommend Raquel to any woman seeking doula services. I am sincerely grateful for her and my entire birth experience with her."
"Raquel is so dedicated to helping women and their husbands have a joyful birthing experience! She was so supportive and spent much time answering questions I had throughout my pregnancy prior to and during my birth! Raquel is very knowledgeable and I highly recommend her as a doula and placental encapsulator to anyone and everyone!"