I have been fascinated by childbirth my entire life. Growing up, I loved getting as many details about birth from relatives and my mom's friends. What I noticed was that these women didn't have many positive things to say about the experience except for the fact that they had a baby at the end of it all. 

 

It wasn't until my own pregnancies and births that I learned to appreciate how transformative and life changing the experience can truly be. Unlike the narrative I had heard my whole life, childbirth didn't have to be something that you "suffered throughjust to get to the end result. Childbirth can be a joyous, and empowering experience. As I support more and more families I learn and appreciate how unique the birth experience is for each individual involved in the process.  

My work as a doula addresses the emotional and physical needs of the individual giving birth and their family, as well as sharing evidence based information and options throughout the birth and parenting journey. I count myself lucky to be able to lend my skills and support to families during this very important time of their lives.

 

I am certified through DONA INTERNATIONAL. I completed my DONA International birth doula training at the Penny Simkin Institute at Bastyr University in San Diego, California in 2014. I am trained in the techniques of Spinning Babies and I am certified to support families preparing to use the Hypnobirthing  technique. I have completed additional advanced birth and advanced postpartum trainings with Two Doulas Birth in Los Angeles.

There are so many ways to bring a child into the world. I have experience supporting:

 

Hospital Births

Birth Center Births 

Home Births

High Risk Pregnancies

Planned Cesareans

Breech Birth Options

REBECCA BELENKY DOULA SERVICES

yourbetterbirth@gmail.com   313.300.1434

 

Birth and Postpartum Doula Support

Serving the Los Angeles Area.  South Pasadena, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Echo Park, Koreatown, La Canada, Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Atwater Village, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Burbank, Studio City, Hollywood, Alhambra, San Marino, Eagle Rock, Downtown Los Angeles.

 

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