About Me

Rachael Crow Birth

My passion lies in Empowering Women through connection to the Womens Mysteries, supporting women to trust their inner wisdom, especially as they come to the Birth Altar. I trained with Dominique Sakoilsky and Louise Bennett on the Relaxed Birth and Parenting course. Between them they have a wealth of knowledge and over 35 years of doula and antenatal teaching experience. …

Closing the Bones Ceremony

Rachael Crow Birth

  Closing the Bones is a postpartum healing ceremony, which was created to nurture the mother after her passage through giving birth, and her journey into motherhood.  It is a celebration, a setting of sacred space, and a way to nurture Mama & baby. Closing the Bones is a tradition from Ecuador, where the postpartum mother is blessed, anointed, massaged …

Womb Blessings and Womb Healings:

Rachael Crow Birth

“The Womb Blessing returns our female nature back to its sacredness and awakens and restores our female energies” Miranda Gray I am was trained in the UK by Miranda Gray in 2012 to give Womb Blessings and Healings, and I did the further “Advanced” training in Dec 2014 which includes deeper healing practices and “counselling” women through their cycle and …

Ante Natal & Birth Doula Support Sessions:

Rachael Crow Birth

Congratulations on your pregnancy!  Invocation by Jane Hardwicke Collings We call the ancient Birth Goddesses that women have called on forever to guide us, nurture us, protect us and support us Brigid, Artemis, IxChel, Freya, Yemaya, Changing woman, Pukkeenegak, Sri Lakshmi, Kuan Yin, Tauret, Hathor, Gaia, Nungeena-tya Guardians of the gateway of birth we give thanks for you answering our …

Post Natal Doula Support:

Rachael Crow Birth

Welcome baby!  As a post natal Doula I will offer you a lot of practical and emotional support. Following the birth of your baby you may find it extremely helpful to have somebody just to listen. I will enjoy talking through any issues at all which you may have.I can also help with older children to give you time with …

Massage

Rachael Crow Birth

Massage is an ancient therapy, an extension of the instinctive urge to touch. It counteracts stress by providing an opportunity for deep relaxation. Massage has been found to introduce relaxation and reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs by increasing blood and lymph circulation, relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints (especially in the low back, hips …

Ante Natal Reiki

Rachael Crow Birth, Reiki

Reiki during pregnancy not only offers treatment for the mother but also for the development of the baby. Many pregnancy ‘discomforts’ can be alleviated by Reiki treatments, such as backache, headaches, stress and anxiety, nausea, etc. Reiki brings energy levels into balance, and often symptoms disappear. A Reiki treatment helps mum to relax deeply and cleanses her body and spirit. …

Post Natal Reiki

Rachael Crow Birth, Reiki

Reiki can be effective in supporting restoration of the mind-body-spirit system after birth. Nourishing a mother supports her to fully nourish her infant! Fathers and birth partners can also benefit from Reiki treatments. Caring for a newborn can be draining to both partners. Reiki can help restore and balance energy levels as well as provide some much-needed time out during …

Blessingways/Mother Blessing (spiritual baby showers):

Rachael Crow Birth

I will help you create a beautiful Blessing for yourself and your unborn baby A Blessingway is a wonderful ritual for the mother-to-be. It celebrates her step into motherhood (or motherhood again!) Baby showers are fun and a wonderful way to gift new parents things they need for the baby. A blessingway, however, is a unique way to honour the …

Naming Ceremony:

Rachael Crow Birth

A Naming Ceremony is an opportunity to declare before family and friends, your promises to be as good a parent as you can, and for adult friends or relatives to confirm their special relationship with your child. I can support you in creating a personal ceremony for you, your baby and your family. Parents often ask ‘what happens at the …