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Empathic Doula Services

Rebecca Duncan

San Francisco Bay Area, East & North Bay

About

I am a seasoned doula with more than 14 years of professional experience. I trained with a well respected and admired midwife, in the East Bay in 2004. I have two children myself (now grown), one born in a hospital and my second born at home. I've practiced attachment parenting, bed sharing, baby led weaning, baby wearing, baby sign language and parts of continuum concept. I have been an accredited La Leche League Leader providing me with education and a vast experience in educating and supporting breastfeeding parents. All of my beliefs have felt right for me and my family. But I do not make any part of my agenda yours. Rather, I support you in doing what works best for your family.

Doula Philosophy

I believe everyone has a calling, a purpose on this earth. I believe my calling is that of a birth and postpartum doula. I believe every birthing person should be able to have the birth they long for. with more than 14 years experience, my passion is in connecting, supporting and educating prospective parent(s) with evidence based information, helping them make the decisions that will support their birthing goals. I believe in YOUR birth, YOUR way! Every baby is born singing their own unique song. Together we will find the harmony and you and your baby will make beautiful music together. Until your baby changes the song!

Doula Type

  • Birth Doula
  • Antepartum Doula
  • Postpartum Doula

Qualifications, Certifications & Licenses

  • Postpartum Doula
  • Breastfeeding Counselor / Lactation Counselor

Special Services

  • Abortion Support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Birthing From Within Birth Art Services
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Special Training & Experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • LGBT Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color
  • High risk
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Birth Prices Starting At

$1600

Fee Information

sliding scale $1600-$2200 discounts for LGBTQ, POC, marginalized folks and teen moms

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Reviews

Rebecca is amazing, I couldn’t image my birth experience without her

5.0 rating
August 29, 2018

I can’t imagine the last stage of my pregnancy and labor experience without Rebecca. Rebecca is extremely knowledgeable in all things baby and labor related. She took the time to educate me on any topic I asked about and suggested additional information that she felt was relevant. She supported us with labor pain management techniques, our birth plan, breastfeeding help and so much more. From the moment we met her, we were drawn to her sunny personality, calm & assertive manner and by her warm & empathetic energy. I am extremely grateful Rebecca was in the delivery room with us. She is extremely intuitive & respectful and worked with my husband in teaching him the best way to support me. Not only is she a calming force she is a solid & knowledgeable care professional that had my back. That gave me the confidence to enter my birth experience with a calm mind set and have the calm & beautiful experience I hoped for.

Juliette Ordonia

The non-fascist Mary poppins you’ve been hoping for

5.0 rating
August 18, 2018

Most of the emphasis of childbirth is on pregnancy and the birth itself — not nearly enough attention is paid to the weeks and months after birth, which are in many respects, the toughest on parents, particularly new moms. Rebecca Duncan was a not uptight Mary poppins/fairy godmother to us during this period. She took care of our baby, and she took care of us (especially me, the mom). What does that mean? It means road tested, pragmatic advice on every topic imaginable, delivered in a non-intrusive and respectful way. Hate your baby carrier? Rebecca knows another brand you’ve never heard of that works for women your size. Exhausted and frustrated in the middle of the night by breastfeeding? Rebecca is encouraging and helpful, helping to align you and your body’s baby so you can work together as a team. Want to start using a bottle so your partner can get up in the middle of the night? Need to use formula because pumping just isn’t working for you? Rebecca will provide you with non-judgemental strategies to accomplish your goals. I’m convinced that our baby is such a great sleeper because Rebecca helped her get off to a great start, gently encouraging and nudging her towards the next step towards longer sleep. If it has been up to us bumbling along I’m sure our daughter would still be up half the night. Hire her! You won’t regret it.

Dawn

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