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Rachael Byrnes

RN, BSN, CLC, Postpartum Doula

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As a little girl, no matter the setting, you would find me where the babies were... holding them, caring for them, feeding them, you name it. As I grew older, my fascination never once faded, it simply transformed and grew stronger.

Upon entering nursing school, I had dreams of becoming a nurse midwife one day. Yet through my clinical experience, I quickly discovered the hospital setting was not the right fit for me - sending me off on the journey to find my niche. 

My first year out of school, I provided care for first time mothers through a wonderful home-health nurse visiting program, known as Nurse Family Partnership. It was through this experience that my passion for providing postpartum care was awakened. Shortly thereafter, I became certified as a Lactation Counselor through Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding, and began providing breastfeeding support as well.

I now work as a nurse at The Bozeman Birth Center, among a brilliant team of midwives, nurses, and doulas, providing care for women and their families as they bring new life into this world. Being a part-time employee at the birth center has created the perfect space for me to independently provide Postpartum Doula Services. 

With Bachelor's Degrees in both Nursing & Psychology, I am able to bring a unique and professional aspect to postpartum care. I have received both Birth and Postpartum Doula trainings through DONA International, as well as training in Perinatal Mood Disorders.           

As your postpartum doula, I will honor and respect your specific needs, while providing you with the support and resources you need to live in harmony with your growing family.