When I decided to become a doula, I did so knowing that I wanted to help other women have their best birth. Especially other women who may miss out on support and education due to financial restrictions. I personally was in a position of scraping pennies together while pregnant with my first son. Thankfully, God placed amazing women in my life to help educate me and support me during my birth. After having that support, my heart has been on fire for helping other mothers who may be in a similar situation as much as I possibly can.
I have a real passion for natural birth. I think it’s awesome! My heart aches each time I read about an enthusiastic first time mother who went into the hospital with the goal of having a natural birth and was pushed in another direction because of lack of support during labor. I just want to hug each of those women. But more than that, I want to support them so that they don’t have to go down that road. My goal is to always offer affordable care, that way everyone can have the support they need.
REBECCA WAS MY DOULA FOR MY RECENT BIRTH IN MAY. SHE WAS ABLE TO HELP ME THROUGH MY CONTRACTIONS AND KEEP ME CALM. SHE STOOD UP FOR MY PREFERENCES WITH A NURSE THAT WAS TRYING TO GO AGAINST THEM. SHE WAS A BIG ADVOCATE FOR MY BIRTH PLAN. REBECCA CHECKED IN OFTEN AND ALWAYS HAD A FAST RESPONSE RATE WITH ANY QUESTIONS I HAD DURING MY PREGNANCY AND AFTER BIRTH. SHE ALSO ENCAPSULATED MY PLACENTA AND PREPARED A SMOOTHIE WITH SOME, WHICH SHE DELIVERED TO THE HOSPITAL FOR ME. OVERALL I HAD AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE WITH REBECCA AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER FOR ALL THE SERVICES SHE OFFERS. -KACIE
REBECCA WAS A HUGE REASON I WAS ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY HAVE AN UNMEDICATED NATURAL VBAC! SHE KNEW WHAT I NEEDED WITHOUT ME EVEN KNOWING I NEEDED IT AND WAS CONSTANTLY THE “YOU CAN DO THIS” VOICE HELPING ME THROUGH EACH CONTRACTION. MY SON WAS OP WHICH CAUSED ME TO HAVE EXCRUCIATING BACK LABOR AND IT’S BECAUSE OF REBECCA HE WAS ABLE TO FLIP! MEETING HER AND HAVING HER AS PART OF MY BIRTH TEAM WAS SUCH A BLESSING. AND I KNOW I HAVE A FRIEND FOR LIFE NOW. -TATIANA
REBECCA WAS MY DOULA FOR MY RECENT BIRTH ON 4/09, NOT ONLY WAS SHE INCREDIBLY SUPPORTIVE IN THAT CAPACITY BUT SHE ENCAPSULATED MY PLACENTA AND HAD IT READY FOR ME BY THE 10TH. I’VE NOTICED SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN MY MOOD ALREADY AFTER ONLY A LITTLE MORE THAN A WEEK COMPARED TO MY FIRST BIRTH WITHOUT BOTH A DOULA & PLACENTA CAPS. I CAN’T BELIEVE THE DIFFERENCE AND WISH I WOULD HAVE DONE IT WITH MY FIRST! REBECCA’S TRULY A GOD SEND & HER SERVICES ARE MORE PRECIOUS THAN RUBIES! -ANGEL