My experience with Rebecca was extraordinary. I received her services for my second child. I did not have a doula with my first one and I wanted to have more emotional support during my journey and my delivery. I immediately liked Rebecca when I met her and it was so obvious to me that she loved her job and she was very passionate about it. She was immensely supportive during the last weeks of pregnancy, and was always available, with love and compassion. She met my family and was a great team with my husband during labor, she was very supportive and warm. She was available at any time and was there for us. During labor she offered great wisdom, love and emotional support, it was great to have her. I felt so grateful to have such support and love during labor. I strongly recommend her services and support during your labor, it makes a big difference to have a Doula in your journey, especially if you have Rebecca in your life.
Sylvia & Robert
We had a doula fall through at the vert last minute (my baby was overdue). Rebecca was able to step in and support us with very little notice. Due to this I was in active labor by the time we met in person and she felt like my savior when she came in to the delivery room. I was instantly comfortable with her and she seemed to read my mind as to what I needed. She was very intuitive throughout my labor (which was awesome since I could only use monosyllables) and knew exactly what would help me make it through a very difficult labor during which I had to have Pitocin. She was warm, personable, and extremely helpful. She came to our house for a follow-up postpartum visit and it was great to have her as a resource. She is an amazing doula and I highly recommend her to anyone. If I ever have another baby I will definitely plan to have her as a doula again, this time making sure it is all arranged ahead of time. She was an invaluable part of my birth experience.
Erin & Julien
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Rebecca! She was our doula for the birth of our first child so the experience was new and unknown. Rebecca helped to make the entire process calm and positive which was very important to me and my husband. She was extremely knowledgeable which helped me to feel empowered and ultimately enabled me to request what I needed from the nurses and doctors. Her techniques to control for pain really helped me to work through contractions longer than I ever expected I could. She also gave such clear direction during the actual delivery which helped me to stay focused and strong. Both my husband and mother were with me during the birth and they both felt that having Rebecca there was so helpful not only for me but for their own reassurance and knowledge. I look back on that day and have nothing but great memories and that is all thanks to Rebecca’s support and advocacy - we couldn’t have done it without her! Thank you Rebecca!
Stephanie & James
I opted to not have a Doula with my first child. I had a c-section because my daughter was breech. I wish I had researched more and had a doula then. This time around I didn’t want to make the same mistake, I did a lot of research on how a doula would help, and read that they can be very helpful in having a successful vbac. I wanted to give it a try.
My water broke during a snow storm, we made our way to the hospital and I was told whenever I was ready the nurse would call in my doula. I couldn’t wait to meet her and get her help.
Finally Rebecca came in, right from the beginnng I knew we would remain in touch and friends for life.
She was welcoming, friendly and ready to get to work in making me feel as comfortable and pain free as possible. She kept me hydrated and gave the best massages (which helped to get me through contractions). We walked the hallways, which I wanted to do as much as I could. We had great conversations which made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. She gave me information and advice and made me feel powerful to get through whatever labor was going to be. I was terrified going in to it but with the support of my loving husband and the love, advice and support of Rebecca I was able to have a successful vbac 18 hours after my water broke. Rebecca was informative and supportive in everything, and I would recommend her Doula services to anyone, in any situation, I can’ thank her enough. We will keep in touch and she will see our daughter grow up.
Thank you Rebecca, keep up the amazing work you do. It’s your calling and you are amazing at it.
Rebecca was a relaxed yet strong presence during the birth of my daughter in November of 2017 – exactly what I needed! She was open and completely no judgemental of any wishes I had and did her best to educate me of my options while allowing my husband and I to decide what was best for us. She was personable and very easy to get along with.
My plan for birth was to do so naturally, and while the time came when I was in labor where I questioned my plan and wanted an epidural, Rebecca stood by me, strong and reassuring and I was able to push through and proceed without one. I can honestly say that I could have not done it without her there by my side coaching me through it and offering encouraging words the whole time. She also had many tricks up her sleeve to increase comfort during labor that I would have otherwise not had the opportunity to try – various positions, walking around, and using a warm bath just to name a few. I highly recommend Rebecca!
When I first met Rebecca, I felt like I knew her forever. She is warm, friendly + real. She adores babies + was a tremendous support to us when we had our identical twin boys. One baby had significant health issues + was in the hospital. So, one baby was home and one baby wasn't. Rebecca showed up with compassion + kindness, always listening + offering words of wisdom. She also made magical oat balls to help with lactation needs :) Highly recommend Rebecca!
My husband and I are so grateful we met Rebecca. We were first time expectant parents and also did not have family close by to support us so we knew that in addition to wanting a doula to support us through the birth, a post partum doula would be necessary to help us know exactly what to do with a newborn. We both had very limited experience with babies and felt totally overwhelmed by what we would need, and what to do.
The moment I met Rebecca, I felt totally at ease. She is warm and friendly, and feels familiar like an old friend. She also exudes confidence, care and comes across as a great teacher. One of the things I really loved about Rebecca early on was that not only would she be assisting us, she would be gently teaching us and guiding us to gain confidence to do all of this on our own. She really listened to all our fears as new parents and met us exactly where we were at. That combination of help, guidance and providing useful tools and education really helped us realize as a family we would benefit from her in those early weeks and months. We had originally planned to start our relationship with Rebecca during the post partum period.
As most new moms will tell you, nothing can be predicted with pregnancy and I ended up needing an induction due to preeclampsia. My husband was stuck at a work commitment and my original birth doula was on vacation because I was induced earlier than my due date. We had initially hired Rebecca for post partum doula work but Rebecca was able to be there for me for my birth and the days leading up to the birth, literally holding my hand and helping calm me through some of the scariest moments of my life. As a soon to be mother going through that, words really can not express my gratitude to her. There was never a moment where I felt alone in that experience and I really attribute that to her loving presence and calm reassurance. She was with us every step of the way.
Rebecca was there for me post delivery in the hospital and helped us due to our extended stay sleeping in the hospital with me when hospital staff would not allow me to stay alone with my newborn and I wanted to keep her in the room with me. Rebecca also meet us when I came home from the hospital and helped set us up for everything we would need for baby and breastfeeding. She helped us get on a schedule and helped us plan as best as we could.
Then when I had another unfortunate situation where a day after my release I had to be readmitted to the hospital for blood pressure issues, she literally came in the middle of the night to help our family. She stayed with my newborn daughter and husband when I was hospitalized. I knew that my daughter was in the best situation possible as I was nursing and my husband was totally unfamiliar with how to care for a baby alone. Rebecca again was there for us, through all of these hard moments. Being separated from my newborn was difficult but I felt better knowing she was in the best care possible.
With all this going on, I was still able to breastfed my daughter with her guidance and instruction on how to continue to keep pumping and am proud to say I continued to breastfeed my daughter until she was 15 months. I really attribute my ability to breastfed at all with her support during those early days in spite of my medical issues. I could never have managed to breastfeed without the support from her.
We had Rebecca with our family for several months. She helped with nighttime care when I was trying to get some extra rest and recover from my blood pressure issues. She helped guide us through the different changes that happen with babies in the early weeks and months of their life. She helped us sleep more, panic less and we always knew our daughter was safe and cared for by her.
Rebecca is honestly a lifesaver. She is a mentor, a teacher, an experienced mom herself, a cheerleader, a therapist, a sister/best friend, and a skilled doula all in one. She has so much information and anything she felt she didn’t know ( which was rare as she is very knowledgeable) she was always ready with other resources and ways to help. She is resourceful and always goes the extra mile in everything she does. I honestly do not think we would have survived those early months without her. She helped me gain confidence as the days and weeks went on that I could handle this new adventure of motherhood on my own and helped assure me that all my feelings were common with new mothers. I also really believe having Rebecca helped what might have been a more serious post partum emotional experience. After my experience i can confidently say, Doulas are essential for mental health.
We love Rebecca so much and are forever grateful for her. She helped make our sometimes scary experience of becoming new parents so much easier. We learned skills that we did not have, and most importantly gained confidence that we could do this on our own. I strongly recommend her to new parents who are thinking of hiring a doula. Having Rebecca will change your experience and only make it better.
Thank you Rebecca for all that you do and the person you are! We love and appreciate you!