THE INKED DOULA

Here to show laboring mothers and new families a little bit of TLC

  • I hired Rae Ann to be my birth doula and it was the best decision I made regarding my pregnancy and the birth of my daughter. Rae Ann was extremely knowledgeable, caring and compassionate throughout my pregnancy and in the delivery room. She was diligent to educate me on what to expect at each stage of pregnancy. And in the delivery room she was my advocate, a calming voice and my rock to lean on. She knew exactly what to do at every phase of labor to help bring me comfort and guidance. My labor and birth had severe complications and Rae Ann handled the situation beautifully. Throughout the chaos, she kept me calm and focused on what I needed to do for myself and my baby. And at the end of it all, I had a healthy newborn daughter. If you're considering hiring a birth doula, you won't find someone more competent, caring and compassionate than Rae Ann!

    Mel M
  • Rae was our birth doula and she was awesome! From the very beginning she gave us helpful advice and knew many ways to cope with pain and help labor progress. I ended up choosing an epidural, but even after that she knew some things to do to help baby descend. She involved my husband in everything we did to make sure he felt right there beside me the whole time. Rae was a calming presence in the room and helped me feel more secure. She stayed through my entire 18-hour labor...from the time I entered triage through the golden hour after birth with my baby. She was a great find and I would recommend her to anyone.

    R&M S.

WHAT I DO

I am a very caring, passionate individual who will put you, your partner and your baby’s needs first to help you have the most memorable childbirth and/or postpartum experience possible!
Here are the services I provide:

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BIRTH

A birth doula is a professional support person trained in the needs of the family during pregnancy and childbirth. I will offer non-judgmental support, guidance, evidence-based education and practical hands-on support during childbirth including comfort measures. I am a certified birth doula ready to help you today!

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POSTPARTUM

A postpartum doula is a professional support person trained in the needs of the family in the days, weeks and months after birth or the addition of a new baby. I will offer non-judgmental support, guidance, evidence-based education and practical hands-on support immediately after birth through the first year.

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BREASTFEEDING

Historically, mothers received support from family, friends and women of the community that offered mother to mother support for breastfeeding challenges. Breastfeeding Counselors are now individuals who are called to serve and are an important part of the prenatal and postpartum education and support new mothers receive.

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EDUCATION

The Childbirth Educator provides informational and educational classes for expectant parents. Classes include information on relaxation techniques, comfort measures, breathing techniques, and birth options. Childbirth Educators play an important role in the emotional, physical, and informational support for expectant parents.
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MY STYLE

I create a unique process for each expectant mother to help ensure that her goals are met, a successful birth is achieved and everybody is happy. Tattoos optional!

Let's work together

MY WORK

Mel & Peanut Ball
Rae and Mel slow dance
Rae putting rag on Mels head
Rae rubbing Mel’s feet
Rae massaging Mel’s leg
Rae massaging Mel’s feet
Rae Reading to Mel
Mel & Imani
Imani just born
Mel with newborn Imani
Mark holding Imani
Rachel in Tub Two
Rachel in Tub Three
Rachel Back Rub One
Rachel Back Rub Two
Rachel Tucked In
Mom & Dad One
Mom & Dad Two
Rachel With Nurse
Rachel Jello One
Rachel Jello Two
Rachel Pillow
Test Pic
Test Pic 2
Imelda 1
Rae & Imelda Touching Belly
Rae & Imani
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