Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Volunteering with Central California Embrace.
Hanford, CA Service range 40 miles
Of the hundreds of decisions we had to make as soon to be parents, choosing to work with Rebekah and Brave and Joyful Birth was by far the best. Rebekah was not only by our side but often leading us every step of the way during an intense and amazing process. Her steadfast guidance, warm and calm demeanor, vast professional knowledge and total sensitivity/ability to be exactly in tune with our needs was incredible. We simply cannot imagine this process without her. She became my number one source of comfort and support at critical moments, and she shouldered that burden immensely well. We cannot recommend her enough!
I don't know what I would have done without Rebekah! She truly did make my birth experience as amazing as it possibly could have been. Where do I even begin? To avoid writing an entire novel, I'll just give some highlights:
She deals in evidence based research. Whether you're having a home birth, natural hospital birth, Induction, C-section, etc, she truly is knowledgeable in all things pregnancy/labor/childbirth and will work with you to help you make the right decisions for your family. She doesn't judge or try to push her own opinions on you at all.
She is your advocate! I had a hospital birth, and she helped me to have my voice heard, which was very important to me. I was able to say "no" to interventions I didn't want, and had the drs explain to me everything they were doing and why they were doing it. I would not have been able to do that without her.
She is your support! This woman stayed at the hospital with me for 3 days straight. She walked the hospital hallways with me even when my husband snuck off to the room to nap in his chair lol.
She really does care. You can tell it's not just a job for her- she really does care about all Mama's and babies. By the time I had my baby, she felt like a really close friend and not just someone I worked with.
Amazing photographer! I was unsure about getting photos done during the birth, but oh my gosh, they turned out incredible. She captured so beautifully the most important day of my life (move over, wedding pictures!)
All in all, if you're wondering whether a doula is worth it- it is!!! And I absolutely can't recommend Rebekah enough.
= Available. Calendar last updated: 06-26-2019