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Rebecca Henry

Awakened Heart Birth


Phone: 301-785-0781

Birth Fee: $500 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $40

Fee Details: I am a yoga teacher, with training in prenatal and postnatal yoga, as well as positional techniques such as spinning babies. This added education gives me a unique perspective and training in childbirth education and labor support.

Birth Doula Experience: 0 years and 9 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 0 years and 3 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner
  • Prenatal yoga teacher, Yoga Alliance RYT-200, RPYT

College Education

  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • VBAC

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am a volunteer doula with Community of Hope in DC

Languages spoken: English, some Spanish

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Takoma Park, MD
Travel Range: 25 Miles

Client Testimonials for Rebecca Henry

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Elena F.

Rebecca was an invaluable resource for my husband and in the lead up to and during my labor and delivery. From our very first phone call with her, we knew that she would be there for us an an excellent support system and knowledge base from which to draw.  During our prenatal sessions, Rebecca’s knowledge, compassion, and expertise was evident as she helped us work through various concerns and suggested exercises for optimal positioning of the baby. As my due date neared, Rebecca checked in regularly to see how I was doing. After a prolonged early labor that wasn’t progressing, Rebecca guided us through multiple spinning babies positioning techniques with the idea that baby’s head was possibly tilted. Turns out, she was right! The positions brought relief from the pain and active labor started shortly thereafter. During active labor, Rebecca provided physical support by supporting my leg while I labored in the side lying position. We are so glad we hired Rebecca as our doula, and highly recommend her!

Posted 6/2/2019

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DenIa Nunez

As a first time mom having Rebecca support was definitely needed.From the first time we met till now after birth she has guide me and provided so much helpful information. Rebecca made sure I was comfortable/happy with the decisions I made during labor and gave me very detailed information so that I could make decisions when doctor asked. Rebecca educated and gave helpful tips to my husband so that he could be prepared to pamper me through the process. I highly recommend Rebecca! Specially if you will be first time parents. We couldn’t have done it with out her support. 

Posted 3/1/2019

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Eva Talmadge

Rebecca was a lifesaver! I don't know how my husband and I would have gotten through labor without her. We ended up having an emergency induction, and were in the hospital for 60 hours before the baby was born. Rebecca was with us for almost all of that time, and even sent in a backup doula for extra support. She's also a yoga teacher, and was especially good at postures and techniques to literally hold me together, adding pressure on either side of my hips and on my back to help with the pain -- supporting me with much more than a basic back rub! She also kept me focused on meditative breathing techniques that made contractions more manageable, and helped my husband be more supportive throughout. She worked well with our midwives and nurses and knew how to find things around the hospital like ice packs and the microwave without needing any help. If we ever have a second baby, we wouldn't hesitate to hire her again!

Posted 12/16/2018

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Joseph Dever

Rebecca Henry served as the doula at the birth of all three of our children, now 16, 14, and 8. At first I wasn't sure I wanted to be in the room with anybody else but my wife and hospital staff but it wasn't too long before I realized how important it was to have a third party in the room with us, neither family nor paid professional, who cared about us and could help me moderate and coordinate communication with the staff.  During a typical labor, there are changes in staff, so establishing a rapport with new nurses and doctors can be taxing; having Rebecca there made the process much stronger and less stressful.  Our first labor was quite difficult and Rebecca helped me stratetgize and negotiate with my wife and staff about very important decisions related to medication and epidurals.  Rebecca was empathetic, calm, observant and a decisive but sensitive communicator.  My favorite quote during our 3 processes was during the relatively easy birth of our second at a midwife clinic.  Just minutes before the brith she said, "Joe, put the 'What to Expect' book down now, it's too late to study, Penney is having the baby now."

Posted 10/24/2018

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Penney Hughes

I whole-heartedly recommend Rebecca Henry as a doula. Our experience with Rebecca was so helpful, we choose her as our doula for the birth of all three of our children. She was there to suggest physical and emotional comfort measures for both parents during the birth. Rebecca had a good working relationship with the midwives and doctors as well and helped us communicate with the birthing team when we had a difficult situation during one of our births.

Posted 10/17/2018

Birth Availability for Rebecca Henry

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