Ray Rachlin (she/they) is a Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Midwife, and Certified Lactation Counselor providing home birth midwifery care, fertility and home IUI care, and community education throughout the greater Philadelphia area and South Jersey. Ray founded Refuge Midwifery in 2017 to create a home for families not served by our current healthcare system – providing warm relationship-based care that improves birth outcomes and nurtures parents to help them get their best start.
Ray earned their Bachelor’s of Science in Midwifery at Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, Oregon in 2016, and also holds a BA in political science, urban studies and labor studies from Queens College. Ray is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Certified Professional Midwives and Queer and Transgender Midwives Association.
In addition to midwifing families, for the past four years Ray has been immersed in promoting affirming reproductive care for transgender patients, and has taught midwives, doctors, nurses, and birth professionals throughout the country on trans-inclusive fertility, birth and postpartum care. In their private practice, Ray specializes in natural fertility support for individuals with prior hormone use, and pre-pandemic hosted bi-monthly gatherings for LGBTQ families trying to conceive, pregnant, and with new babies.
To get in touch and learn more, go to www.refugemidwifery.com