About Rachael Rose
I live in Wollongong with my partner Tristan, and our delightful daughter Eloise. With Geera / Mount Keira on one side and the South Pacific ocean on the other, sitting on the deck with a cup of tea and chatting to the cockatoos is one of my favourite things to do. We have a thriving permaculture backyard where we grow fruits and vegetables and there’s nothing quite like savouring a freshly picked cherry tomato from the vine, eating meals with ingredients we’ve mostly grown, and sharing healing food to celebrate, cherish and commiserate with others.
My body is a soft, silky and safe container and there are many other people’s deepest and darkest secrets stored within my own flesh.
I have always been a doula, continually witnessing and supporting people through huge transitions in their lives. This innate skill set translates to my business mentoring calls, where it is not uncommon for clients to have huge personal realisations, cry deeply, laugh loudly and make changes with inspiring impact.
I am a storyteller, an empath, an educator and a damn good listener.
Since crossing my own threshold and becoming a mother, my life has radically transformed in both messy and magnificent ways and I’ve grown so much as a person. A call to action I could no longer ignore, my daughter's birth taught me how I needed to fully access my voice and speak up more loudly for my own rights and the rights of others.
I believe the world would be a better place if more women could reconnect with their breath, their bodies, their birth and their breasts.
I’ve been on my own exploration over the last 5 years, healing from trauma, disordered eating and disconnection from my body. I have gratefully emerged from the cocoon as a butterfly spreading her wings, still delicate, but now deliciously dangerous with the strength of my own self-acceptance and belief in my ability to transform tragedy into triumph.
I care deeply about people and the planet. I am a passionate breastfeeding advocate and believe all mothers and babies deserve support in developing their breastfeeding relationship.
I believe that doula work and setting families up to thrive, as well as business coaching for women to create security and abundance - could dramatically change the ways we all treat each other, our ability to live sustainably, and treat Mother Earth with more kindness too.
Words of love
Rachael is the person you want in your corner for all things pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and baby raising. Her gentleness matches her fierceness. I couldn’t have done my first year of motherhood without Rachael’s support, wisdom, empathy and humour.
Rachael is one of the most kind and supportive women I know, she has always been there for me with a shoulder to cry on, a home cooked meal, or a simple cup of tea and a chat. She is generous with her time, her wisdom and her heart and has helped make my journey through motherhood filled with connection, joy and love. Any women who work with her will find themselves supported and nurtured as they transition to motherhood.
Rachael is thoughtful, generous, passionate, intelligent and full of heart. I trust that her work as a doula, activist and mother will change the world of those she connects with and expand all of our sense of possibility as we explore what it means to be a parent in 2019.
Despite being on the other side of the world and out of touch for some time, Rachael was one of the first people I told when I found out I was pregnant. I was in the depths of debilitating fatigue and trying to make sense of my new reality, and I knew she’d get it. She’s been the first person I have reached to many times since, through the trials and tribulations of pregnancy, a traumatic birth and my transformation into motherhood. Every step of the way, Rachael has been a guiding light with her sound, thoughtful, attentive advice. Rachael’s devotion comes from a place of fiery passion, and you know she’ll always be in your corner.
I am blown away by Rachael’s work. She is helping me love my whole self again, without conditions. I don’t know if I have met a more intelligent, creative, organised and brilliant person!
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I live and work in Wollongong, on Yuin & Dharawal Country. I sincerely pay my respects to the Wadi Wadi people and their Elders past, present and emerging. This always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.
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