Raquel graduated from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College where she earned an Associate’s degree in Midwifery. She strives to empower parents with knowledge and support while creating a fulfilling, as well as safe, birthing experience. Her unique gifts include her ability to be a gentle, unobtrusive presence in women’s lives, while leaving them with the knowledge and skills they need to have confidence in their own abilities. Whether you are a first-time parent, or are working through a prior traumatic birth, seeking a VBAC, having breastfeeding troubles or adjusting to parenthood and pregnancy, Raquel has the experience and skills to assist you.
Prior to her midwifery training, Raquel earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from St. Cloud State University. She worked as a teacher for over 12 years where she taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders. During her teaching years, she also earned a Master of Arts in Education - Moving Students towards Resiliency from St. Catherine's University.
Raquel enjoys kayaking, hiking, gardening and spending time with her children. She is a member of the Wisconsin Guild of Midwives, Midwifery Today and OOH MAMA (Out of Hospital Madison Area Midwives Association). For more information on local midwives check out Madison Area Midwives.
Women are innately proficient at giving birth, have a profound, intuitive instinct and when supported and permitted to find comfort, can give birth without interventions at home.
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