Hi, I’m Rachel, founder of Barefoot Birthing.
My pronouns are she/her. I’m married to Luke, and we are parents to our inquisitive & energetic daughter Abby (born April 2017) and smiler & cuddle monster son Ellis (born Oct 2018).
As well as all things birth, I’m a lover of lattes, music festivals, Grey’s Anatomy, a tv murder mystery, my slow-growing art collection, Leonardo DiCaprio, and most recently essential oils.
Although I prepared well for the birth of my daughter, and was relaxed and excited in the lead up to labour, it was only after her birth did I truly appreciate how powerful, unique, and life-changing birth is. It made me a stronger person for sure, and a fire inside me had been ignited.
My passion for all things birth continued to grow and I chose to plan a homebirth for my second baby – which is still one of the best decisions I have ever made. After catching my son, and another empowering (albeit intense) birth, I knew I wanted to be part of a change for better births for everyone.