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Rebecca Pupillo

Heart & Hands Doula Care

Website: http://www.heartandhandsdoulastl.com

Phone: 314-397-1051

Birth Fee: $600

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: $25 an hour, 4 hour minimum. $30 an hour for overnight, 8 hour minimum.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 11 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 7 families served

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Doulabuilders - Certified Professional Postpartm Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, July 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 2 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
No unattended births

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Babywearing education

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I've volunteered at Ranken-Jordan, loving on babies and toddlers, who are hospitalized for extended periods of time. I also volunteer at the nursery at our church, because I LOVE babies!

Languages spoken: English

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Area of practice: Fenton, MO
Travel Range: 30 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Rebecca Pupillo

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Jessica Cundiff

Rebecca is amazing! She met with me and my husband twice before the birth, to go over the birth process, pain management strategies and techniques, and provided resources to develop a birth plan. She also checked in with me regularly as my due date approached and she was always available if I had any questions or concerns. Most importantly, Rebecca provided excellent support during labor and delivery. Her continuous support, both emotionally as well as physically with counterpressure and massage, greatly contributed to my positive birth experience. Because of Rebecca's support, I was able to have the natural unmedicated birth I desired. Rebecca stayed with me for several hours after the birth -- my husband and newborn were in the NICU, and Rebecca stayed with me in recovery. I was incredibly grateful to have her there with me during that time. After we were home, Rebecca did a postpartum visit and also gave me a written account of the birth from her perspective, which really meant a lot to me. Rebecca is extremely kind, gentle, supportive, and genuinely cares about her clients. I highly recommend her to anyone considering a doula! 

Posted 12/2/2018

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Amanda K Holt

Rebecca felt like an instant match After interviewing a couple of other doulas - there were no awkward silences and not because she talks too much. She just felt like home to me. The biggest test though was my husband as he is much more particular than I am about people especially in a field that he wasn’t familiar with. He also jived well with Rebecca - she rolled with all his ridiculous jokes and crude humor. The whole process was comfortable and smooth. Rebecca was right there for any questions I had and always supporting my desire to have a non-medicated birth. Through false labor, me whining after not going into labor until after 41 weeks, my fears of actu achieving my goal, and questioning whether my husband would be a true source of support or not, Rebecca was a huge support and probably my biggest cheerleader. Once my actual labor started, she was responsive and helpful via phone/text until we asked her to join us at the Birthing Center. Her calm helped me remain calm and center me a few times during my fast and furious labor. She provided counter pressur which is exactly what I needed her to do. I don’t actually remember her arriving because she just seamlessly stepped in to assist my husband. I feel so incredibly close to a person I’ve seen less but than 10 times in my life and I can’t imagine my birth without her. Even her postpartum support was awesome - I never felt judged about how my house looked, she visited, provided me a recap/timeline of my birth, let me eat my dinner while it was hot, and helped me troubleshoot some baby wearing questions I had. Hands down if I have another baby, Rebecca will be by my side!

Posted 6/25/2018

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Codi Ridgway

We hired Rebecca at 36ish weeks. My husband and I had debated if we wanted a doula, and ultimately decided to hire one since this was our first birth. I think what we liked most about having a doula was that we had an extra person of support. Ultimately we both didn’t know what to expect and Rebecca provided reassurance and support when we needed it most. As far as the labor & delivery, I couldn’t imagine us getting through it without her. We picked Rebecca because the fit felt right & she had an incredibly calm and positive nature. During labor & delivery she helped keep us in the moment & provided breaks for my husband when he needed them. She also never made my husband feel like he wasn’t an active part of the process which was important for us, and the two of them made a great team. She also checked in on us quite a few times and she didn’t leave until she felt we were comfortable enough alone. I highly recommend Rebecca. I can’t express enough how wonderful she was! I can honestly say that if ever have any more babies, she will be the first person I call.

Posted 2/8/2018

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Grace Lorraine

The birth of our first child was unexpected, chaotic, and traumatic. The best decision we made during the months leading up to labor was hiring Rebecca. She was there at all hours of the night with us during an extremely long and difficult posterior labor. Her compassion, warmth, and exceptional timing in knowing what you need (before you even ask) are the best I’ve EVER come across. (And I’ve worked in healthcare for 7 years!) The circumstances of our delivery could not have been worse, but our decision on a doula could not have been more perfect. Rebecca was a light to us in a very dark place, and I am eternally grateful for that. She truly was a God-send. If you’re torn with indecision on a doula, stop looking, Rebecca’s the one you want!!!

Posted 2/2/2018

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