A doula provides non-medical, holistic care to the childbearing family. Prenatally, she provides information to help a family plan what they would like for their birth. During birth, she provides continuous labor support and helps the laboring family work smoothly through the process of labor and birth. She also helps facilitate communication between the laboring family and the medical staff.
Rachel has worked as a register nurse (BSN from University of Utah) since 2004 with a work history in Labor and Delivery, NICU and Postpartum Care. She is also the founder of New Beginnings Doula Training which she organized in 2011. When she's not busy being a mother and grandmother, she can be found reading research papers related to some aspect of childbirth.
Latest posts from Rachel Leavitt
- Another reason not to do cervical checks… - January 16, 2020
- How a Trained Doula Assess Labor Pain - October 4, 2019
- A Response to New York State Laws Concerning Doula Certification - June 25, 2019
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