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Doula Helps Deliver 2,000 Babies

Certified doula Rochel Vail, a mother of 10 from Crown Heights, has helped deliver more than 2,000 babies. Full Story

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THE ABSOLUTE BEST !!!
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THE ABSOLUTE BEST !!!

My whole family has had the zechus to use her & she is a tzadakis as well as a terrific labor coach – May she always be busy with simchas.

So Beautiful!
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So Beautiful!

What a REALLY nice tribute! Rochel, May you be Healthy and have a happy, long life, and have only revealed good and nachas from your children and grand-children!

Tzadekes
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Tzadekes

B’H Rochel helped me deliver my beautiful baby. She’s absolutely incredible-reassuring, warm-she has made my birth experience really beautiful. Thank you Rochel Vail!

She is the best!
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She is the best!

May she be zoche to help deliver many more babies. I had a fantastic time with her!

The best!
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The best!

When going for my extremely high risk vbac i knew i needed help. She was my first doula as usually my mom was here- but she needed to go to my brother’s wedding (scheduled before i even knew i was pregnant!!!) So no mom but i was tramatized to say the least from my previous c in which i felt like a fish who was filleted! Oh and did i mention it was erev shabbas/erev pesach!!! But mrs. Vail came through and she was that comforting presence that i needed. BH i now have bli ayen hara – a healthy… Read more »

Amazing
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Amazing

Rochel was there to help me deliver my first baby. She was incredible! Her presence was so calming and made all the difference

Dont foget about BP and Wiliamsburg
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Dont foget about BP and Wiliamsburg

they call and use her as well. and they call her for advice etc. she is an amazing woman who was there for all of my children KA”H.
a grateful father

Floridian
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Floridian

So wonderful to read an article like this!

May God Bless Her
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May God Bless Her

and her beautiful family. She is truly a heroin.

LOOKING OUT FOR HER INTEREST
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LOOKING OUT FOR HER INTEREST

for those who use her service’s PAY HER PROMPTLY she works hard and goes days without sleep. and she is there for you.

Contact
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Contact

How can we be in touch with Mrs Vail to hire her?

Rochel!!!
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Rochel!!!

Rochel helped deliver my baby! There is no one like her. She has a unique gift. Her empathy, character, knowledge, and intuition is what really makes her an ideal doula. Rochel is a hidden treasure in our community. We love you Rochel!!!

a fan
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a fan

CMBC is the best! What a gracious, heart-warming tribute to a wonderful person.

So nice to see her work get publicity
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So nice to see her work get publicity

Mrs. Vail is dedicated heart and soul to the well- being of the Mom and child. I had the privilege of using her for all of my births. She is tirelessly devoted and good natured.

curious?
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curious?

after my stillbirth, i was advised (by chevra kadisha) not to look at or hold the baby.

which is right?

special needs mom
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special needs mom

And Rochel’s support doesn’t end as soon as the baby is born.she has been a trusted friend and coach in all facets of life.she fosters parent to parent support for those going through tough times with special needs babies as well.kol hakavod….you know who 🙂

to 15
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to 15

I am not an expert but from all the info I gathered holding the baby is the most appropriate. and as having been part of the chevra kadisha for many years I cant see any of us saying that or even having the opportunity to do so. something about that doesnt feel right

JK CNM
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JK CNM

As a midwife, I have had the privilege of Rochelle Vail’s support and presence with my clients when I worked at Beth Israel many years ago. She is a blessing to every woman and family she cares for. I always remember her with love and blessings!

What a person!!!!!
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What a person!!!!!

crown heights hidden treasure…..

i love her !
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i love her !

Rochel was a doula for me and now for my daughter’s baby !
May Hashem bless her and her wonderful family for their selflessness and Chessed with all the Brochos BGuR

Thank you Rochel
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Thank you Rochel

Rochel was instrumental in both my Births which were 3 weeks early! I was I unprepared. She is an advocate for me and helps me during the entire labor process. She knows her place and is sensitive to the couple. I feel so positive about labor because if her and was able to do both without an epidural! Thank you Rochel for evruthjbg- may you continue to be blessed!

a very special woman
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a very special woman

There are many women that don’t live in CH that consult with her during pregnancy and delivery

Hurray For Rosie
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Hurray For Rosie

What a wonderful article. I knew (Rosie) Rochel before she was married. She is a great wife, mother and awesome person. !!!!!!!!!!

Despite her busy schedule, she has sent Purim Shalach Monos with a Jewish theme and a poem for more years than I can count.

Continue the good work!!!!!!

Your friends from Florida
Brina & Mottel

Thank You Rochel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thank You Rochel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You have BH been a blessing in our lives easing my worries and delivering both our children. I dont know what I would have done without you especially not having either of our families here during the preganancies your support and care is absolutely cherished xx

MRS VAIL
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MRS VAIL

my favorite teacher in all of highschool. She taught us so much more then CPR and First Aid. She taught us how to be a mentsh. I and my classmates are incredibly lucky to have had her as a teacher! Thank you so much for all you do! we love you!

Well deserved
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Well deserved

Mrs Vail is the most practical and experienced midwife and we are lucky to have her .Ask her opinions on home births and the huge danger mothers put themselves and their babies take by having their babies at home. Should be illegal

Thank you
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Thank you

Thank you Mrs Vail. May you be blessed for the the goodness you do & bring into this world

to #15
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to #15

after my still born birth, (where i only saw and did not hold my baby), I asked s/o in chevra kadisha about it. it doesn’t say anywhere in halacha that you can’t do any of them, but he thought that it would be better psychologically not to see or hold the baby so that you shouldn’t get attached to the baby. I totally disagree! as a mother, i’ll still cry until today that i didn’t hold my baby. i agree with what was written above. it would have been a closure for me. may we only know of simchas! thanks… Read more »

i love her !
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i love her !

Rochel was a doula for me and now for my daughter’s baby !
May Hashem bless her and her wonderful family for their selflessness and Chessed with all the Brochos BGuR

Kol hakovod
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Kol hakovod

Mrs Vail deserves ever accolade as a teacher and a doula. Most importantly, as an unbelievable mentch. The young writer of this article , a Beth Rivkah High School alumni, is to be commended for utilizing her writing talents in a positive manner. Forward doesnt usually print articles favorable to crown heights residents. This was a pleasant surprise

Amazing woman!
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Amazing woman!

Wow!

Rochel Vail
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Rochel Vail

the last time i saw u was 37 yrs ago in Pardas Chana! May u be blessed & go Mechayil el Choyil!

go rochel vail
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go rochel vail

Such a nice and true article! May you be bentched with all the brochos you need and truly deserve very soon 🙂 !
Zelda Weinbaum

mom
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mom

she is a precious gem

Miami
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Miami

I don’t live in New York but just this pass week someone mentioned to me that doulas are much more expensive in New York besides for Mrs Vail who will work with you. So beautiful to hear.
Much continued hatzalacha and all the babies born should be healthy and give much chassidishe nachas!

An amazing woman
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An amazing woman

She helped deliver my grandchild and taught me CPR.
So very kind. Hashem should hear everyone’s beautiful words and bless her with only the best!
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Well deserved
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Well deserved

She really is that wonderful person! Even her daughters in law say so! 🙂 <3 Tzipora

beautiful and inspiring!
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beautiful and inspiring!

Wonderful to read such a beautiful and inspiring article, thanks for publishing it. And may Mrs. Vail continue to go from strength to strength for many more long and healthy years! 🙂

chaya m bar chaim
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chaya m bar chaim

Great job Cmb! Really nicely done

A must for every birth!
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A must for every birth!

I believe that my positive experience in my giving birth to each of my children was because Rochel Veil was there with me. She was so reassuring and always on top of the situation. She once spent a long time walking around the hospital with me when I was in labor even though her own foot was in great pain at that time. I wish everyone could have the wonderful experience of having Rochel!

May Hashem shower you and your family with good!
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May Hashem shower you and your family with good!

Rochel Vail is the epitome of ibergegeben and raises her children to be the same. An incredible and good woman with incredible and good children, kah.

So nice
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So nice

What an original thought on the writer’s part to write this article, and no one more deserving than Rochel Vail to have her amazing expertise and caring written about. May you be Zocheh to deliver thousands of babies more, including those of all of your own kids.

Incredible Woman!
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Incredible Woman!

Rochel helped me with the delivery of my first ( we moved out of New York otherwise she would have been there for my second). It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I am so very grateful to have had her andI was so much calmer with my second child as a result of my amazing experience.

She saved my daughter in law's life
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She saved my daughter in law's life

and the baby. No words can do this tzedekes justice.

Thank you Rochel!!!!
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Thank you Rochel!!!!

I dont ever write comments on forums or any social media or sites however, when i saw this article about Rochel i knew i had to write to say thank you! Rochel was the one i knew i wanted to be with me when i gave birth. she was with me at my first delivery and my 2nd and 3rd! i know i wouldnt have been able to do it with out her. just having her drive us to the hospital and being at my side kept me calm and made me feel confident that everything would be fine! Not… Read more »

wow!
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wow!

rochel vail is truly amazing!!! i called her in tears when i went into labor a few weeks early and she was absolutely my life saver!!!! BH I had the privelege of having her with me for all my deliveries! Hashem should bentch her with an abundance of brochos!

Rashka Kahn
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Rashka Kahn

Rochel Vail and Family are the nicest people They are warm, kind, and caring. Thanks for the beautiful article and shout out to Baily!

Kol Hakovod, Mrs Vail
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Kol Hakovod, Mrs Vail

My famiy has spent the last few summers in camp with Mrs. Vail. It’s so reassuring to know that sh’e always there for anything – no matter how minor or major. May you be gebentched with koach & gezunt ad meah v’esrim! -CRK

THE BEST!!!
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THE BEST!!!

From TCT

Shluchim not in Crown Heights
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Shluchim not in Crown Heights

Rochel also helps many Mommy’s out there even out of Crown Heights via cell phone answering questions anytime day or night 🙂

Amazing
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Amazing

Thank You

Mrs Vail is special
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Mrs Vail is special

She is a wonderful person, warm, comforting. Boruch Hashem for her!

WOW!!!
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WOW!!!

I do not live in CH but I almost want to deliver there to have the wonderful experiences described above. In a time of chaos it really warms my heart to read such a beautiful tribute and all the amazing responses. THANK YOU to Rochel and for this article!

Ur fans from Howard Beach:)
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Ur fans from Howard Beach:)

Thank you Rochel for being there for all of us! Rochel has been my savior for all our babies and Hashem bless her and her family with kol tuv seloh!!!!! Rochel is ALWAYS available, gracious, as if ur the only one in the world!!!! We love u:)

from israel
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from israel

so proud of u ma!!!

A wonderful article
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A wonderful article

When someone is a success, everyone wants to be part of it.
Good luck going forward!
Your cousin

just like shifra and puah!
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just like shifra and puah!

rochel vail is g-d sent, she is absolutely amazing! i too was lucky 2 have her with me at all my 6 childrens births and had a great experience each time. the whole nine months were always easier 4 me knowing that she will b there (especially for the 1st child where there is so much unknown), and then its like the icing on the cake to actually have her there for the delivery and birth. may hashem reward her with everything good in her own personal life and she should have an overflowing abundance of yiddishe nachas from each… Read more »

rochel is awesome
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rochel is awesome

a wonderful article about a special women. i believe with all my heart rochel helped me avoid two c-secitions. she was kind, caring, warm and full of information. even when i had an issues with a pregnancy she was there for me, guiding me and helping me in whatever way she could.
Rochel may you continue to help, guide and support women through these very wonderful years!!

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