Hello there, welcome to my page, and congratulations for making it this far in what could soon be one of the most positive and beneficial decisions in your pregnancy and birthing journey!
A little bit about me. My name is Rachael, I was born and raised in Perth, WA. I am a wife, a mother to three girls, an enrolled nurse, doula, and an aspiring midwife.
I am known to have numberless bursts of inspirational career visions in a short amount of time. Some last 5 minutes, some last a few days, and the good ones I follow through with. With every new idea I have, the sole behind them is being able to serve and support women to ensure that their pregnancy, birthing and postpartum journey can be as wonderful as it can possibly be.
I lost my mother at a young age, so when it came to my first pregnancy, I didn’t realise how much I needed that extra support, (especially by a female). I acknowledge and empathise with women who have limited family support for whatever reason, which is why I am so passionate about providing that little extra support and care to help fill the void during this wonderful, sacred, and memorable time.
As a doula working in Perth’s inner city and northern suburbs, I offer personalized birthing support which is discussed more in depth with each of my clients. My goal is to give you and your family the attention, knowledge and support you require to make informed choices about your pregnancy, labour and birth, and to help you achieve them whole heartedly.
How can I help you?
Well, let’s put it simply. I know what sucked during my first pregnancy, and I know what was great in my second. whilst both pregnancies and births were in a public hospital – it was the continuity of care and having a better support person on the day.
Regardless of your birthing place, may it be at home, a birthing centre, private, or public hospital, my promise to you is that you will not feel alone.
All women deserve to have someone beside them, to guide and assist in making educated choices about their pregnancy, and to ensure they feel supported and not alone. I am here to provide unbiased information, emotional and physical support as well as much much more during your pregnancy journey and beyond.
If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact me, I would love to support you through this magical journey.
With love Rach xo
My name is Rachael Boterhoven, and I am a qualified Doula who has trained at the Doula Training Academy. If you would like more information about my doula services, please contact me.