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Hannah

2/25/2020

I don’t know what I would have done without Rebecca. During my pregnancy she offered fantastic support over text and in person and with all her knowledge and resources. When she arrived at the hospital labor was in full swing and her presence instantly made me feel calmer and more in control. Her support made me feel powerful! She and my husband were a great team, and she helped him through labor and delivery just as much (if not more!) than she helped me. In the postpartum period she was a wonderful presence and support, especially in helping me hold space around some of my disappointments and regrets and reflect on the experience of labor and delivery. I can’t wait to have another baby so that I can have Rebecca as our doula again!

Chelsea Zwick

1/28/2020

Three weeks ago, I fractured my ankle trying to get the kids out the door for school.  A few hours later, it was confirmed that I would need surgery, and I would need 2-3 months for recovery.  Having a 3 year old and 7 month old that doesn't sleep through the night, I knew my husband would need help, especially during the night to deal with the baby's wakings, and in the morning hours for getting kids out the door for school.  I was looking for someone to come to the house from 12am - 8am, and wasn't very hopeful that I'd find someone that we love for this unique situation quickly.  I had already interviewed Rebecca when I was 4 weeks postpartum (for relief during maternity leave), and I knew she would be a great fit for our family - that we would all be comfortable with her in our current situation.  I reached out to her, and she was able to start right away - but only available for a couple of weeks.  While we wish she could've stayed with us for the long haul (our current doula is also amazing, we just also miss Rebecca!), it couldn't have been more perfect that she was available right away while we searched for someone that could help us for the remainder of my time needed to heal. Rebecca is simply amazing - the transition of her coming into our home and routine was seamless, as if she had been with us for months/years.  She has such a calm, nurturing demeanor that even our 3 year old (who takes a while to warm up to people) was gladly hanging out with her - just the two of them - by the 2nd or 3rd morning.  If you have/have had a toddler, you know how huge this is!  There are plenty of people that can come in and help physically, but having someone that feels like and old friend or family in times of stress is priceless.  We are so lucky to have shared some time with her, even though our circumstance wasn't a good one :) We will be forever thankful for her!

Mario & Emma Gaor

1/27/2020

We could not imagine our birth experience without Rebecca! We interviewed other doulas but we knew Rebecca's honest personality was the match for us. As a first time mother, I did not know what to really expect during labor and delivery. I don't know how they did it, but between my husband and Rebecca, my every need was met all the time. Rebecca helped us get a clear understanding of what our birth preferences were and when I was considering deviating from the plan she was not shy about having the honest conversation with me about what it would mean. I am so grateful because keeping to my birth preferences gave me the most beautiful birth experience and it was what I wanted for my son and I. 

Thank you so much Rebecca! With love, Mario & Emma

Lisa

11/18/2019

Rebecca was an amazing support during pregnancy, labor and beyond. The visits during pregnancy were very helpful and got my husband and I thinking and taking about all of the changes that were approaching. My son was ready for the world and labor was thankfully very short, so Rebecca didn't arrive until I was pushing, but she was a great encouragement during that last and most intense phase of labor! After my son was born, she took lots of pictures and made sure everyone was doing well. The biggest help was all of her support with getting breastfeeding established. My son was having a hard time getting a good latch and she sat with me and gave me lots of tips. I attribute my success with breastfeeding to her. Thanks Rebecca!

Andrea Newkirk

10/28/2019

I am so incredibly thankful for my experience with Rebecca as my doula! This was my second pregnancy and our delivery experience was a MUCH more positive experience with her by our side. My husband was able to focus on my needs more and it seemed like everything went much more smoothly with her knowledge and suggestions throught the laboring process. If anyone is looking to have a more natural or unmedicated birth, having a doula makes a big difference in stacking the odds in your favor! One thing I especially appreciated about Rebecca was her overall personality and professionalism. I have always said when you meet "your kind" of people ya just "click" - and it was like that for myself and my husband when we met her. She is patient and caring and was very helpful in answering my questions and helping with my mindset in preparation for my birth experience. I am very excited to say I was able to experience an unmedicated VBAC! Much of what she did helped me with pain management and keeping my focus on staying relaxed! If you get the chance to work with Rebecca, know you are in excellent hands and your birth experience will be better because of her by your side! She stays one step ahead of you and knows just what you need (sometimes even before you know it yourself!) I highly recommend her! She is fantastic at what she does and you can tell her heart is in it! 

-Andrea

Kim

4/6/2019

We hired Rebecca to be our birth and postpartum doula. She was an amazing resource for all of my many questions! She answered my emails and text questions promptly and was always on time. I could not have asked for a more supportive person during my birth. I highly recommend Rebecca!

Maria C

3/29/2019

We are so thankful to have had Rebecca as part of our support team. She was a great resource to have throughout the pregnancy. This was our first child and we definitely had the jitters on delivery day. It was great to have someone knowledgeable to rely on. The hospital staff was great too but it was nice to have someone we had already built a relationship with. Rebecca made sure to include my husband and let us enjoy the experience while still guiding us along. She wasn’t pushy which I really appreciated and listened to everything we had to say. We highly recommend Rebecca! You won’t regret it!! 

Ashley Johnson

3/28/2019

We loved having Rebecca as our doula! She was so laid back and easy to talk to during our prenatal visits, and really seemed in-tune with our hopes for the birth of our baby girl. As first time parents, my husband and I really appreciated the suggestions and information she shared with us. It was also so helpful to have Rebecca available by email or text anytime I had a question about pregnancy or any symptoms I had. Leading up to the birth of our daughter we discovered that she continued to lay in a tranverse and then breech position. Rebecca helped me with trying several exercises to encourage baby to move head down.

When the time came for our little one to be born, Rebecca was right there to support me, my husband, and our baby in so many ways! At that point I did expect to have a cesarian birth, but I sure didn't expect to be as nervous as I was! Rebecca offered so many encouraging words, along with essential oils and a massage here and there when I just needed to breathe. I also must mention how amazing it was to have her there for my husband. She encouraged him to be present and actively engaged in everthing that was going on during the birth!

In recovery, Rebecca patiently offered help with breastfeeding and bonding with our baby! That really set the tone for an extremely positive and relaxing stay in the hospital. Once home, Rebecca came over to check in and give lots of postpartum tips.

I would reccomend Rebecca to anyone who is looking for a doula who is open-minded, flexible, caring, and a great listener. She will truly help to create the birth experience that is right for your family in any circumstance! 

Ashley

Maria Massey

3/26/2019

Rebecca was wonderful. She was kind and warm and great with both my newborn and 1.5 year old. One of the best things about her is the way she anticipates what needs to be done and does it. When you’re a new mom you just need someone to come in and help without having to explain and ask. She does a great job of that. She’s encouraging and responsive even when she’s not at the house working. My 1.5 year old had so much fun with her 

Isbelia Harter

3/24/2019

Rebecca did an amazing job during my labor and delivery! She was by my side the entire time, I do not have enough words to thank her for her love, support and encouragement. I could focus and relax with her by my side. I had a 28-hour delivery and Rebecca was by my side from the beginning until the end. She is so patient, loving and encouraging, always concerned about my needs and what made me feel better. My husband was so grateful we had Rebecca during such an important moment in our lives. He could take short breaks and talk to doctors while Rebecca took care of me. I had a goal to give birth with no medications and Rebecca was very helpful as she explained to us different techniques, exercises and soothing ideas we tried at home and at the hospital. I cannot recommend a better doula. I would hire her all over again. As soon as I met her I knew I will feel comfortable working with her.

 

Isbelia Harter

3/23/2019

Rebecca did an amazing job during my labor and delivery! She was by my side the entire time, I do not have enough words to thank her for her love, support and encouragement. I could focus and relax with her by my side. I had a 28-hour delivery and Rebecca was by my side from the beginning until the end. She is so patient, loving and encouraging, always concerned about my needs and what made me feel better. My husband was so grateful we had Rebecca during such an important moment in our lives. He could take short breaks and talk to doctors while Rebecca took care of me. I had a goal to give birth with no medications and Rebecca was very helpful as she explained to us different techniques, exercises and soothing ideas we tried at home and at the hospital. I cannot recommend a better doula. I would hire her all over again. As soon as I met her I knew I will feel comfortable working with her.

 

Jessica Cundiff

12/2/2018

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! 

Amanda K Holt

6/25/2018

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!

Codi Ridgway

2/8/2018

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.

Grace Lorraine

2/2/2018

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!!!

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