Rachel Parris CD(DONA)

Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula and Co-owner Five Elements Birth Services

Services Provided:
Childbirth Classes
Birth Doula
Postpartum Doula

flower"I was in the middle of a contraction when Rachel walked in, she dropped everything she was carrying and talked me through it, using relaxing voice and words. We loved our experience with Rachel."

- Karalee

Rachel is a Birthing From Within mentor, DONA International Certified Birth Doula, postpartum doula, and mother of three. She is passionate about helping women and their partners discover their own inner strength and wisdom so that they can begin their parenting journey with confidence. With a focus on supporting her clients as they determine what their own priorities and preferences are for their birth while giving them the tools they need to realize those priorities, she feels fortunate to witness her clients come into their own and become their own best advocates.

Rachel works in partnership with Shannon McEwan.*

I love being a mentor and doula because it is a powerful, sacred experience to bear witness to the transformation of individuals into a family. To be honest, my reason for doing this work is a little bit selfish ~ I learn so much from each and every client, about love, strength, flexibility, resilience, power, and intimacy. And then I get to take those lessons back into my own life and watch amazing growth happen.
— Rachel


In short, you get the combined experience and knowledge of two doulas for the price of one! While both doulas attend the interview and prenatal meetings together (ensuring you have ample time to build a trusting relationship with both members of your support team), Shannon and Rachel share call time. This means that only one doula is on call at a time and the doula on call when you go into labour would be the one to attend your birth.