Rafeal grew up in San Jose and was raised by her mother who grew up in the middle of Alabama.Her holistic, evidence based and spiritual approach has allowed her to sit at the feet of excellent teachers and learn the art of spirituality and healing practices.

She trained and apprenticed for 3 years with a Doula who had been practicing for over 25 years and local midwives. She took classes, read books, attended births, volunteered for various birth related organizations and finally she became a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula along with a certification in Childbirth Education.

Prior to her training in birth work, Rafeal has been and currently is a certified sex educator, peer counselor, family planning counselor and facilitator. She spent over 10 years in various LGBT, also youth non-profits organizations since she was 15 years old.

Rafeal truly has a love and passion for birth and feel honored to be chosen to support you and your family during such a beautiful and important time.

In her free time Rafeale enjoys walks in nature, coloring and reading.