Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Your Birth, Your Worth Podcast

Mar 13, 2019

This week, Taylor welcomes Rachel Adler, the owner of Doulaworks. Rachel is a certified doula and childbirth educator and her work focuses on the journey from pregnancy back to work – whether that’s a job outside the home, a work at home job, or a job as a stay-at-home parent. Rachel is passionate about raising awareness about the challenges of going back to work for new parents and works with families and workplaces to help make this a smoother transition. Taylor and Rachel dive into the different ways that companies can support new families, including creating a dedicated pumping space, being clear about benefits, and shifting the office culture.

Key Takeaway: Companies can validate and support families by shifting the culture of the workplace, implementing simple solutions, and recognizing that work life and family life influence one another.


  • Being a stay at home parent is a new identity and it can be helpful to view it as a journey rather than something that you can train for
  • Having kids asks us to create a new normal
  • There needs to be more awareness around the importance of bridging the gap between the workplace and family life
  • Rachel’s multiple passions led her to doing this work and there’s so much value in following our passions and seeing how they fit together in the long run
  • Advice to businesses on how they can encourage and support parents as they’re returning to work from maternity or paternity leave
  • We are expected to be perfect at work and as parents, putting tension on working parents
  • New parents returning to work should focus on small shifts, a clean space to support pumping, maintaining a flexible schedule, and creating a childcare plan


Your Birth Your Worth Podcast


Other resources mentioned:

Rachel Adler

Taylor Davis



Facebook Group:

Darcy Sauers


Third Trimester Thrive