About Dr. Rachel
Rachel is a board certified and licensed naturopathic doctor and birth doula. She graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, 4 year medical program in 2005 and has maintained a general family practice since then, with a special interest in; pediatrics, women's health, hormonal imbalances, fertility, pregnancy, digestive health, skin conditions and mood disorders.
Rachel has been attending births as a doula since 2002 and has attended over 300 births in both home and hospital settings. She is one of the most experienced naturopathic birth doulas in Canada and an expert in the field of natural birth, having trained directly with midwives. She was fortunate to have had the opportunity to be educated by Ina May Gaskin herself, renowned leader on natural birth. She is also the co-owner of West End Naturopathic Doulas a service dedicated to providing the best labour support to pregnant families.
Rachel has additional training in Medical Herbalism, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, and completed training from Harvard University’s Body-Mind-Medicine Institute in Mindfullness Studies. Rachel is on faculty at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine for Health Psychology and Pediatrics.
When not working, Rachel spends her time with her 3 young children. She enjoys being active in nature, practicing yoga, playing tennis, creating healthy meals and dabbling in photography.