My name is Rebecca, I have been a certified doula since August 2017, and a local photographer since 2010. I have two children of my own and their births were pivotal in my decision to enter the world of birth work. Birth became a passion for me after my first was born via cesarean section for breech presentation in 2012. Immediately after his birth I began to think that the process of labor and postpartum could have gone differently. I was so grateful for a healthy baby, but inside I knew that I should have been treated better than I was. I missed out on crucial moments of the beginning my son’s life and I continue to work through those emotions. Since his birth I have devoured, researched, and shared information on evidence based practices in maternity care.
When I became pregnant with my second child, I knew I wanted to have a doula and I will always remember my experience with the doula that I chose. She was gentle and kind as she led me through my birthing options and stood by my side as I brought my second child into the world. I strive to be like her each and every time I’m honored to be by a laboring woman’s side.
As a doula, I endeavor to be the person who is supportive and in tune with each individual’s needs. Communication is crucial to me and I will do my best to make sure every family I work with feels safe, listened to and respected.
As a birth photographer, I understand how important it is to capture the first few moments of a baby’s life, as well as the process leading up to them. Being able to be in the room with a family bringing their child into the world is the best feeling. My favorite thing is capturing those photos for families to treasure for years to come.
I love chatting! Please don’t hesitate to reach out and say hello and ask me anything. I look forward to hearing from you :)