I hope you all are well in this crazy time. Today I chatted with Rachel Carbonneau, MA. She is a Certified Birth Doula, CD(DONA), an Evidence Based Birth® instructor, and a certified parenting coach. Rachel is the owner and director of Family Ways, a thriving doula agency in the greater Washington, DC area, and oversees a team of doulas providing birth, postpartum, and full-spectrum doula support, as well as lactation support, childbirth education, and other services, to help families experience a smooth transition through their childbearing year. Rachel is committed to helping families access evidence-based information for informed decision-making, and to helping improve the birth experience for all families, and has additional training through Spinning Babies and in trauma-informed care, infant safe sleep, and combating racism and discrimination. In addition to birth and coaching work, Rachel regularly presents to both parents and professionals in her community on education, research, and community activism.
This was a fabulous conversation covering everything from a new doula life to growing a business to having a fabulous mentor. I truly hope that you enjoy. ~Megan
Her contact information:
Book Recommendation: The Doula Business Guide by Patty Brennan along with the workbook
If you want to get in contact with me (Megan) email AllAboutDoulashipPodcast@gmail.com or connect on Facebook. I'd love to chat, take recommendations, or just make a new birthworker friend.