“Becca was an essential part of my postpartum experience. I am a first-time mom, and we don’t have family nearby. When my husband returned to work and my son was colicky, I knew I needed help. Becca was helpful in more ways than I ever expected, and she formed a bond with my son and I. Becca is a good cook, an efficient cleaner, and an excellent caregiver. She was even great with my crazy large dog! She knew the answer to so many of my questions and brought me outside information as well. Her kind, empathetic wisdom brought me comfort worth far more than any household to-do. I hope you will trust Becca to guide you through your postpartum journey with your baby, your partner, and yourself.”
Like many of us nowadays, I came to parenthood as a complete beginner. It was through my experience with all of those firsts – holding, diaper changing, breastfeeding, bathing, babywearing, etc. - that I realized how empowering it is to have someone experienced by your side. That’s why I became a postpartum doula. I believe that it is the right of every new parent to have the support of someone who can gently nurture and teach through those first few months.
I understand that everyone’s situation is unique. If you struggled with infertility, experienced a difficult pregnancy, had a traumatic labor and delivery, or your early postpartum days have not gone as planned, postpartum support can be especially important. My own journey into motherhood included many of these twists and turns. Once I gained the confidence to trust my intuition, I felt like a natural mother. By providing non-judgmental support and evidence-based information, a postpartum doula can help you to find your stride as a parent.
Though I worked many years in other professions – as a cook, teacher, researcher, and retail manager - I’ve found that doula work is a perfect way for me to use my diverse array of skills and knowledge. I am by nature a nurturer and teacher, I love getting things done, and I enjoy doing the research (so you don’t have to in those sleep-deprived times). As a bonus, I absolutely love to cook and have plenty of recipes to meet your individualized dietary needs.
When I’m not supporting parents of newborns, you’ll find me exploring the outdoors with my family, doing yoga, reading, or baking. I also work part-time as an Outreach Manager for a small nonprofit (www.lumunos.org).
I can’t wait to come alongside as you begin this journey! I look forward to hearing from you.