Rachel Monas, CD (DTI)
Postpartum and Birth Support
Email: r.monas@gmail.com
Phone: (310) 963-9413 c.

About ME

I am a Certified Birth (DTI) and Certified Postpartum Doula (DTI, DONA) living and working in the East Bay and greater San Francisco Bay Area. 

Learn more about my services here.

PHILOSOPHY

My mission as a doula is to help families navigate their pregnancy, birth, and/or postpartum experiences with no agenda of my own. I encourage and celebrate my clients every step of the way through early parenthood, as they birth their child(ren) and adjust into their new lives as parents. I never tell families what they "should" do. My role is to offer many things: my hands to help, my empathy and presence, my resources and referrals, but never judgment.

I am passionate about working with all families, including queer families, trans parents, solo parents, families from all cultures and religions, surrogacy families, adoption families, and more. 

I am a member in good standing of the California TrustLine registry and certified in Adult/Child/Infant CPR and First Aid. All of my vaccinations are up to date, including pertussis (whooping cough). 

BEYOND BEING A DOULA

I am a graduate of Wesleyan University and a great lover of travel and cultural exchange. Before becoming a doula, I have had interesting and wonderful jobs at an art museum, a university, and a social justice nonprofit. I use those professional skills as Vice President of local community staple BirthWays, a fantastic resource for expecting and new parents in the East Bay.

I have been a nanny and babysitter for more than half of my life, even traveling as a nanny in far-off places like India and the Mediterranean for several weeks at a time. Being with kids is my happy place.

I love to cook and I am a proponent of traditional foods, natural remedies, and a holistic approach to nutrition and healing. I love pets and welcome the opportunity to work with families with dogs, cats, and more.