Hi, I’m Rachael Rose.
I live in Wollongong/ Wodi Wodi Country on the New South Wales south coast of Australia, working locally in my community, as well as online in the big wide world.
I’m the mother of two small children, with my first pregnancy and birth being the catalyst for the change I want to see and be in the world now.
My motherhood journey has taught me I need to access my voice and speak up more loudly for my own rights and the rights of other women.
I am here to carry out the work my daughter sparked in me and although I have a gentle nature, there’s a rage inside that seeks to fiercely protect mothers and babies.
I have experienced an intervention-heavy, medicalised hospital birth, where I felt like just another number in the system, rather than the pregnant goddess I was (we all are). I was set adrift in a fragmented model, meeting at least 30 different care providers and subject to outdated policies and practices along the way.
With a commitment to the inner work of pregnancy and my own healing, 3 years later I went on to have a redemptive physiological home birth where I felt connected to my body and baby, as well as all women everywhere, roaring my son into this world while being quietly witnessed by midwives and birth keepers.
I am a storyteller, an empath, an educator and a damn good listener. I remind people it's safe to be themselves.
I’ve been on a long and winding personal journey, recovering from trauma, disordered eating and disconnection from my body. Breastfeeding my first baby was an initiation into self-love like I’ve never known before and I have been inspired to create workshops celebrating the mother's body as art.
As a doula, heart-centred business mentor and women's circle facilitator, I have the privilege of witnessing and supporting people through huge transitions in their lives with the utmost love and care.
I deeply revere and respect our rites of passage and it is my joy to care for women while they are transforming right before my eyes as they walk the path of pregnancy, through the initiation of birth and are then catapulted into the tender time of postpartum.
As well as this, seeing how clearly our role as nurturers (the very backbone of society), is dismissed and disrespected, I am determined to support women who want to create businesses which support their families, giving them some financial freedom while mothering their children.
I trust that setting mothers, babies, families and women-led businesses up to thrive, 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
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!
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 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 2020.
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.
Inner Circle Love Letters
As a writer, I have a lot to say. Yet sometimes I would never dare to post about a particular topic on social media. If you'd like to be part of my inner circle, receiving love letters on things such as sex, relationships, the shadow side to mothering, birth politics and more - please sign up to my mailing list.
Please note, by adding your details you agree to receive communications from me, including future offers for services and events. You can unsubscribe at any time.
I live and work in Wollongong, on Yuin & Dharawal Country. I sincerely pay my respects to the Wodi Wodi people and their Elders past, present and emerging. This always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.
Web design by Kate Young Designs.