Rachelle M. Gershkovich
Owner & CEO
Who do you work with
“We support all parents post birth. Our focus is birth to 18 months.”
What do you do for them
“We offer support, education, a lot of love, and, of course, sleep.”
Why do you do what you do, particularly as it relates to surrogacy/growing families?
“I have been in this field for 17 years, and it has never gotten old. Over the years we have strived to grow and continue our education to provide the very best in the postpartum timeframe. Maternal Instincts practices evidence-based and safe care for the entire family.”
What is your favorite part of your job?
“We are honored with the opportunity to be a part of an extremely precious time in parent’s lives. The ability to bring peace and calm to a family during a time in need is our favorite.”
What is your favorite memory or story from working at your job?
“I have many but will focus on a surrogacy family. It was night one with bringing baby home. I had just arrived to a home where the parents had a toddler and a 3-day-old little boy. As I came in, the home was a bit out of sorts with baby equipment still in boxes, hospital bags loaded on the counter, big brother running around and the parents’ deer-in-a-headlights stare meeting my eyes. We immediately got things set up and “organized." Brother was tucked into bed. The baby station set up. Mama went to shower and unpack. I had baby fed and ready to sleep, and I heard her light foot steps come down the hall toward me. The parents just came to see their sweet baby. They sat on the couch, and I gave her her baby boy and made them tea. The parents sat on the couch snuggled in each others arms holding their baby and drinking tea. I was able to witness the growth of their family. The first night they got to just sit and hold their baby as a family.”
How do people get in touch with you/start working with you?
“We often start with an intake form online and set up in-person meetings.”