Welcome to Refuge Midwifery!

Refuge Midwifery provides personalized midwifery care to families in Philadelphia, South Jersey, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. We help families conceive, birth, and nurture their babies.

All families and family structures are welcome in our practice, and we love for partners, children, extended family, and doulas to participate in our care. 

Home water birth with midwife

Home Birth

Comprehensive, personalized prenatal care, home birth midwifery support, & postpartum care in your home for you and your baby


Fertility Support & Home IUI

Preconception counseling, natural fertility support to regulate cycle and determine optimal conception or insemination timing, and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) in the comfort of your own home.

Midwife ray listening to new baby

Postpartum Care

Midwifery postpartum home care for birth parents and newborns in the first weeks after birth.


Well Body Care

A holistic approach to reproductive health care, and low-stress paps!


Your Midwife

Ray Rachlin is a Licensed Midwife (LM), Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), and the President of the Pennsylvania Association of Certified Professional Midwives.

I am deeply motivated to provide justice through care


Midwife ray holding newborn baby

Hear From Our Clients

I simply cannot imagine how I would have negotiated the turbulence and joy of the last year without your compassion, guidance and support.