​Raquel Shoemaker, CPM, LM

Madison midwivesa
Madison, WI Midwives
home birth
doula 
placenta encapsulation
Raquel Shoemaker, CPM, LM
lactation support
breastfeeding
VBAC
vbac
waterbirth

​​​​Meet Your Midwife

Madison midwives
Madison, WI Midwives
home birth
doula 
placenta encapsulation
Raquel Shoemaker, CPM, LM
lactation support
breastfeeding
VBAC
vbac
waterbirth

Midwife Madison

​​Raquel graduated from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College where she earned an Associate’s degree in Midwifery.  She strives to empower parents with knowledge and support while creating a fulfilling, as well as safe, birthing experience. Her unique gifts include her ability to be a gentle, unobtrusive presence in women’s lives, while leaving them with the knowledge and skills they need to have confidence in their own abilities. Whether you are a first-time parent, or are working through a prior traumatic birth, seeking a VBAC, having breastfeeding troubles or adjusting to parenthood and pregnancy, Raquel has the experience and skills to assist you.

Prior to her midwifery training, Raquel earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from St. Cloud State University. She worked as a teacher for over 12 years where she taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders. During her teaching years, she also earned a Master of Arts in Education- Moving Students towards Resiliency from St. Catherine's University.  Raquel enjoys spending time with her children Zach and Aliza, kayaking, hiking and gardening. 


Raquel is a member of the Wisconsin Guild of Midwives, Midwifery Today and OOH MAMA - Out of Hospital Madison Area Midwives Association.  For more information on local midwives check out madisonmidwives.com.


Raquel graduated from Southwest Wisconsin Technical College where she earned an Associate’s degree in Midwifery. She strives to empower parents with knowledge and support while creating a fulfilling, as well as safe, birthing experience. Her unique gifts include her ability to be a gentle, unobtrusive presence in women’s lives, while leaving them with the knowledge and skills they need to have confidence in their own abilities. Whether you are a first-time parent, or are working through a prior traumatic birth, seeking a VBAC, having breastfeeding troubles or adjusting to parenthood and pregnancy, Raquel has the experience and skills to assist you.

Prior to her midwifery training, Raquel earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from St. Cloud State University. She worked as a teacher for over 12 years where she taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders. During her teaching years, she also earned a Master of Arts in Education - Moving Students towards Resiliency from St. Catherine's University.  Raquel enjoys spending time with her children Zach and Aliza, kayaking, hiking and gardening. 

Raquel is a member of the Wisconsin Guild of Midwives, Midwifery Today and OOH MAMA - Out of Hospital Madison Area Midwives Association.  For more information on local midwives check out 
madisonmidwives.com.