Meet Rachel

Rachel DeTroy

I grew up in Connecticut in a small suburban town and my desire to explore the world and see the diversity it has to offer, led me to travel the country and ultimately attend college at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. It was here that I found my passion for healthcare and women’s health. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree with an individual concentration in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), alongside completing premed requirements. Following graduation, I completed a year of service with Americorps Healthcorps at a community health center in Boston, in order to figure out whether being a Doctor was right for me.

After shadowing a nurse midwife at the health center, I developed a deep interest in birth. The more I researched, the more it seemed that becoming a doula would be a wonderful way to gain a deeper understanding of the birth process. It was then that I decided to attend a wonderful doula training course through Warm Welcome Birth Services.

Since then, my passion for birth and empowering women through their birth experience has only increased. I continue to remain in complete awe of the birthing process and the sheer joy, amazement, and affirmation I have felt at each birth I have attended, has only deepened my faith that being a doula is my true calling. Being a doula has truly fulfilled my desire to obtain intimacy with my clients and the amazing bond that creates between mother and doula before, during and after birth, continues to amaze me each time.