Rachel is excited to be joining the team from the Southwest where she worked in women’s health for 6 years. She is originally from Tennessee but has lived out west for the last 7 years.
She went into nursing with an intent to become a midwife after being introduced to the career by a book called The Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent. After years of fascination and awe with fetal development, birth, newborns, and breastfeeding along with a strong desire to work with women and their families, she knew this was the path meant for her.
She worked as a Labor and Delivery/Mother-Baby nurse until graduating from the University of New Mexico’s Nurse-Midwifery program in 2018. Prior to joining the team at Leavitt Women’s Healthcare, she completed a fellowship at a birth center in Denver, Colorado. She believes in the empowering and healing experience of birth and that all women should have the opportunity to receive respectful and compassionate care during and after pregnancy.
In general women’s healthcare, Rachel seeks to partner with her patients so that they can achieve their best health. Drawing from both her medical knowledge, and alternative/holistic measures, she can provide care for women needing wellness exams to those with the acute gynecologic issues.
When not working as a midwife, Rachel and her spouse, Matt, love to be outdoors. Whether it is skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or camping, they are so excited to explore Eastern Idaho. When at home, they enjoy cooking, baking, and playing with their cat Poquito.