Welcome!

Welcome! I’m so glad you found my website. I am a doula and educator servicing the Los Angeles, CA area. My background is as an Iyengar yoga instructor specializing in women’s health including yoga for fertility, prenatal yoga and postpartum yoga. I began attending births for my yoga students and acquaintances in my hometown of Memphis, TN in 2009. I had found my calling and pursued training to become a doula. In 2011, my partner and I moved to Los Angeles and I continued supporting families here in the LA area. After serving as a doula for for 5 years, I welcomed my own son in 2014. My love and passion for my doula work continued to grow as I went through the transition to new parenthood myself and realized how much having support and community truly meant.

I currently offer birth and postpartum doula services and childbirth education classes, as well as mentorship for new doulas. I am a trauma-informed practitioner and specialize in working with couples and families that have experienced previous trauma including traumatic birth and loss. I am a life long learner and am consistently endeavoring to learn new methods and tools for supporting the families I work with. A cornerstone of my work is getting to know my clients as individuals so that I can best support them. The way that I work with each family I serve is unique and tailored to their background, needs, and preferences. I consider myself a skillful coach, who is able to help guide families to confidence in making their own choices.

I am a proud member of the Doulas Association of Southern California and deeply honored to have been recognized as their Birth Doula of the Year for 2012, Educator of the Year for 2013, and Doula Mentor of the Year for 2016.  I live in North East Los Angeles with my husband Lee and son Ezra.

Becca's manner is calm and caring. She was completely committed to supporting us without judgment.

Dana Stenvick

Becca is open, understanding, and calm-mannered.

Liz Crouppen

Becca is calm, professional, friendly, approachable, and wise.

Rebecca Bijur

Having Becca as our doula was one of the best decisions I made during pregnancy.

Natalie Rotella-Meeks

Becca was awesome. She offered the perfect amount of support with good timing. Very appropriate and sensitive care.

Joann Selvidge

Becca is very attentive and supportive and not judgmental at all.

Aubrie Kobernus

Becca never pushed us. She helped guide us to make the best decisions for our family.

Bethany Horton

Certifications

CAPPA Certified Labor Doula
CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula
CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator
CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator
Sacred Postpartum Certified Mother Roaster
HypnoBirthing Doula
Birthing from Within Mentor
Infant/Child CPR Certified

Honors and Awards

DASC Birth Doula of the Year, 2012
DASC Educator of the Year, 2013
DASC Mentor of the Year, 2016

Associations

Leader, DASC Hollywood/Eastside Doula Circle
co-Founder, Two Doulas Birth
Member, BEST Doulas team
Participant, Birthing Justice Forum

Education and Experience

 
Doula Trainings International Doula Training with Jackie Davey, 2017
Creating a Culture of Breastfeeding in the NICU with BreastfeedLA, 2017
Diversity, Determinants, and Disparities in Maternal Mental Health, 2017
Hypnobirthing for Birth Professionals with Ellie Shea, 2017 (certified 2017)
Working with Diverse Populations in Maternal and Child Health with Shafia Monroe, 2017
Changing the Paradigm: Social and Historical Trauma, 2017
Seeking Safety with Treatment Innovations, 2017
Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss with Amy Wright Glenn, 2017
Working with Childhood Trauma with Echo Parenting, 2017
Breastfeeding Full Circle with Dr. Jack Newman, 2016
Art of Sacred Postpartum and Mother Roasting with Sara Harkness, 2016 (certified 2017)
Birth Story Medicine Part I with Pam England, 2016
Supporting Perinatal Mental Health as a Doula with Sonia Nikore, 2016
Prenatal and Postpartum Nutrition with Elizabeth Kotek, 2016
Sacred Blood Mysteries Online Class with Sacred Living, 2016
Birthing from Within Introductory Workshop with Virginia Bobro, 2016
Supporting Breastfeeding as a Doula with Kate Zachary, 2016
Homebirth Caesarean Workshop with Courtney Jarecki, 2016
Return to Zero Training for Supporting Fetal and Infant Loss with Kiley Hanish and Ivy Margulies, 2016
Acupressure for Pregnancy, Labor, Birth and Postpartum with Abigail Morgan, 2016
Becoming Dad Workshop with Darren Mattock, 2015
Diversity Roundtable for Birth Workers with Debra Langford, 2015
Babywearing for Doulas with Laura Brown, 2015
Co-leader, BabywearingLA, 2014-2016
DASC Director of Hospitality, 2014-2015
Co-leader, Silver Lake meeting of the International Caesarean Awareness Network, 2013
CAPPA Lactation Educator Training with Christy Jo Hendricks, 2013 (certified 2015)
Acupressure for Labor and Birth with Abigail Morgan, 2013
Essential Oils for Doulas with BluJay Hawk, 2013
Babywearing for Birthworkers with Laura Brown, 2013
Rebozo Techniques with Angela Leon, 2013
Massage Techniques for Doulas with Jenna Denning, 2013
Breeches, Twins and VBACs with Stuart Fischbein, 2013
DASC co-Director of Development, 2012-2013
Co-founded Two Doulas Birth, 2012
Spinning Babies Training with Gail Tully, 2012
Featured as the Doula Expert in LA Parent Magazine, 2012
Advanced Doula Training with Penny Simkin, 2012
CAPPA Postpartum Doula Training with Darla Burns, 2012 (certified 2014, recertified 2017)
Yoga Instructor, Yogavidala, Los Angeles, CA, 2011-2012
Billings Ovulation Method Teacher Training, 2011
CAPPA Labor Doula Training with Angie Whatley, 2010 (certified 2011, recertified 2014, recertified 2017)
CAPPA Childbirth Educator Training with Angie Whatley, 2010 (certified 2011, recertified 2014, recertified 2017)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Workshop with Karen Strange, 2010 (certified 2010)
Herbs and Homeopathics in the Care of Women and Infants, 2010
The Farm Midwifery Center Midwife Assistant Workshop with Ina May Gaskin, 2009
Birthing from Within Introductory Workshop with Pam England, 2009
Iyengar Yoga Introductory I Assessment passed, 2010
Yoga Instructor, Eastern Sun Yoga, Memphis, TN 2008-2011
Yoga Instructor, Evergreen Yoga Center, Memphis, TN, 2009-2011
Eastern Sun Yoga Iyengar Teacher Training with Lou Hoyt, 2008-2011
Audubon Yoga Iyengar Teacher Training with Karin O’Bannon, 2010-2011

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