Midwifery & Healing
Rachael Jean Cohen, CPM, LM
Spirit guided me to choose this path of serving women and families welcoming new life. My journey from student to practicing midwife has been one of great discovery, as my original intention continues to bubble up within me. Graduating from Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton, Maine in 2015, I passed the NARM exam in March of 2016 and earned the title Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). Attending over 100 births just to gain this title has given me many years to learn and study birth. I will always be a student of this mystery school.
After working and living in California, Colorado, Texas, New York and now Maine, pregnancy and birth continues to fascinate and inspire me to expand my offerings. Building an off grid yurt cabin back in the summer of 2018 on our 5 acres of land in Mariaville, ME has been an amazing experience for my fiancé and I. Mariaville is a tiny forested town 15 minutes from Ellsworth and 40 minutes from Bangor, ME. My experiences living close to nature and simplifying my needs has helped me to reconnect to my vision and purpose.
My spiritual work and healing practice has led me to create a beautiful in depth course for mothers to treat pregnancy and birth as a sacred initiation. I am excited to be offering remote guidance to mothers in any community who wish to experience my work. I also offer an online course I designed if you want to do the work on your own. I look forward to transforming birth and birthing outcomes one mother at a time through healing and presence.
"Peace on Earth begins with birth” is a truth I wish to uphold within this work as a midwife. Respect of women, their bodies, their choices and their autonomy is one aspect of honoring the sacred nature of this work. Gentle, mindful, and intentional treatment towards a new baby is how I wish to imprint new life with peace and reverence. Recognizing this event as a rites of passage for women and babies alike and bringing presence and intention to every step of the way is my offering.
My role as the midwife is to continually assess the safety of each situation and act as a protector of the birthing space and its participants. In my home birth midwifery practice, I work with normal pregnancies and birthing situations and call on other established medical communities if we step outside of the range of normal. As a midwife, I promise to hold the rope for you as you journey to the land of the unknown to meet your baby and only pull you in to shore if your safety or the safety of the baby demands it. A silent and still midwife means your labor and birth are progressing perfectly and all is well.
I will work to create an undisturbed birthing environment, one where you will be treated kindly, compassionately, and one that takes its queues from you, the birthing mother. I hope to co-create a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for you as you welcome new life as well as support you and baby in the moments after your birth to integrate this experience into your beings.
School for Ancestral Arts and Curanderismo
La Ventana School for Ancestral Arts 2019-2020
Certified Cranial Sacral Practitioner for Infants
Carol Grey School For Cranial Sacral Studies 2018
Certified Professional Midwife
Birthwise Midwifery School Graduate 2015
Placenta Encapsulation Course
Placenta Benefits Online Encapsulator Certifcation 2014
DONA doula training program 2012
Certified Sound Healer
Globe Institute of Sound and Consciousness Graduate 2011
Certified Massage Therapist
Mountain Heart School of Massage Graduate 2005