"My wife and I found Rebekah around a week or two before we had our child and the experience we had with her was incredibly positive. She was very open, comfortable to be with, and genuinely caring for us during our moment of panic when water broke etc. She truly did make our labour go very smoothly, and without her we wouldn't have felt as confident as we did.
We would happily recommend her to anyone looking to use the power and experience of a doula. She truly is the best person in the industry that we've come across. Her wisdom is highly tuned in to the needs of parental preparation and the subtle fears that especially fathers to be feel."
- Richie & Reena
Kia ora koutou (hello everyone)!
I was born in Australia, moved to Aotearoa New Zealand as a babe and now live in Vancouver (by way of London, UK and Wellington, New Zealand and back again), my second home. My pronouns are she/her/hers.
In 2008, fascinated by birth, I decided to take the DONA birth doula training in Courtenay, BC and was inspired and excited by the privilege of playing a role in supporting people welcoming their new child into the world. I began working on my certification and practising as a birth doula in Vancouver.
Throughout 2008 - 2011 I worked alongside families, attending births at BC Women's, Lions Gate Hospital, Burnaby General as well as at home. I felt honoured to be welcomed into a variety of families of diverse ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. In 2011 I returned to my home in New Zealand with my partner where I went back into the classroom as a teacher. In December of 2016 I returned to Vancouver and am excited to return to life as a doula. My approach to teaching mirrors my belief around my doula practice, that I am there to listen, collaborate and facilitate, not direct. I feel passionate about my doula care fostering a safe space for everyone. I also feel strongly about my doula practice being rooted in choice and autonomy. I look forward to meeting with you and learning more about the birthing experience you hope to have.
When I am not attending births, discussing options prenatally or visiting postpartum, you can find me studying for my Masters in Education with a focus on global studies and social justice. I also love to cook vegetarian food, wander the city (it is so great to be back to this mountain view), knit, hang out with my husband and cat, listen to podcasts, binge watch UK and Scandinavian crime shows (and Pretty Little Liars, alas I am not completely virtuous), wish for dog ownership and search for new beers to try.