R.C. Doula Care

R.C. Doula Care I am a doula offering birth and post partum services to Jacksonville, NC and surrounding areas. Welcome to R.C. Doula Care. My name is Rebecca.

I am a wife of ten years to my amazingly supportive husband Tom who is a Marine Corps Veteran and now a federal police officer. We have five children. I knew I wanted to help women during birth after experiencing my own traumatic birth. I decided to become a doula to support women one on one through the most beautiful and vulnerable time of their lives. I provide birth and postpartum doula services to Jacksonville, NC and surrounding areas. I offer a discount to Active Duty/Retired Military, Police Officers, and Firefighters. I also offer my birth services for free to families who have received a prenatal diagnosis of a child with special needs.

11/12/2016

When you find something that completely tears you down, makes you want to give up, yet you walk away still wanting to do it. Thats it, thats your passion. I love being a doula! Thank you to my client for allowing me to assist in her birth. Welcome to the world little miss!

11/01/2016

For some reason FB has noted RC Doula Care as a Pregnancy Care Center. I am not a Pregnancy Care Center! I have tried changing this multiple times and it continues to go back to Pregnancy Care Center. I will continue to try to change it. Thank you!

You’ve never seen surrogate birth photos this emotional
08/06/2016
You’ve never seen surrogate birth photos this emotional

You’ve never seen surrogate birth photos this emotional

Take a look at this image. A close look. You may see what I did at first blush: a mom, holding her baby, overcome with emotion. But then, I noticed another mom, who appeared to just have given birth. She is cradling the other mother’s face, so tenderly.

A Mighty Girl
06/09/2016

A Mighty Girl

Virginia Apgar, the pioneering anesthesiologist and inventor of the Apgar score for measuring the health of newborn babies, was born on this day in 1909. The Apgar score, which is now used in many countries around the world, helps doctors quickly assess the health of newborns to determine if they need medical intervention. Apgar also authored a groundbreaking book called “Is My Baby All Right?” which provided parents with a reassuring and informative guide to birth defects, which had previously been a taboo topic and a source of shame to many families. Apgar's unflagging determination to provide the best possible care for both women and their babies is perhaps best summed up by her famous quote: "Nobody, but nobody, is going to stop breathing on me."

Born in Westfield, New Jersey, Apgar graduated from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1933. She quickly became the first female full professor at CUCPS, which also allowed her to conduct research at the affiliated Sloane Hospital for Women. She soon realized that medical personnel had no standardized way to assess the health of newborn babies. In a 1953 paper, she proposed a test she called the Apgar score, which used her last name as a mnemonic for areas to assess: Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, Respiration. It was quickly adopted by many doctors to identify newborns who needed medical intervention.

In 1959, Apgar left CUCPS and started working for the March of Dimes Foundation, directing its research program into the prevention of birth defects. While there, she raised awareness of the connection between premature birth and low Apgar scores. During the devastating rubella pandemic of 1964-65, which led to tens of thousands of miscarriages and babies born with severe birth defects, she became an outspoken advocate for universal vaccination to prevent mother-to-child transmission of rubella. Apgar published over 60 papers during her lifetime, and continued working and researching until her death in 1974. Since her death, she has been honored with a place in the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Virginia Apgar is one of the many female innovators featured in the inspiring book "Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women" for ages 8 and up at http://www.amightygirl.com/girls-think-of-everything

Apgar is also one of 26 women featured in "Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History... And Our Future!" for ages 10 and up at http://www.amightygirl.com/rad-american-women-a-z

She is one of the 52 female scientists profiled in the fascinating book “Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and The World," recommended for teens and adults alike at http://www.amightygirl.com/headstrong-52-women

For our favorite science kits and toys to encourage your own budding scientist from a young age, check out our blog post, "Top 40 Science, Math, & Programming Toys," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10528

And, if you have young children curious about pregnancy, we highly recommend the "Mother Layer Puzzle" for ages 3 to 7, which features 5 layers showing the development of the fetus in the womb, at http://www.amightygirl.com/mother-layer-puzzle

Beautiful
05/20/2016

Beautiful

This photo has really touched me 💛❤💚💙 7 mummies and their "rainbow" babies (a baby born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better....) ###x

Isn't that the truth.
05/19/2016

Isn't that the truth.

This is the real truth!

05/18/2016

It has been about a week now since my last birth. It was such an amazing experience. There was a wonderful nurse who worked so well with us! We had the room smelling like lavender and enjoyed some 80s music while waiting on sweet baby boy to get here! So proud of mom and dad! Congratulations and thank you for allowing me to be there!

Timeline Photos
05/18/2016

Timeline Photos

Four Leaf Doula
04/28/2016

Four Leaf Doula

Not all vaginal births are idyllic & not all cesarean births are traumatic.
We do all birthing people a great disservice when we make these sweeping generalizations about birth. #FourLeafDoula

Yes, yes, yes! Call. For questions and concerns texting is great.  But in the wee hours always call!
04/14/2016

Yes, yes, yes! Call. For questions and concerns texting is great. But in the wee hours always call!

Many people are hesitant to call their doula when labor kicks in late at night so they send a text instead. Go ahead & call! You are not disturbing them, it is their job & what you have paid them for (to be on call 24/7 after a negotiated point in your pregnancy). Calling is the best way to make sure your doula wakes up & gets to you in time to provide labor support. #CallTheDoula

04/03/2016
Futurism

Saved over 2 million unborn babies, what an amazing man that he chooses to help others!

This man has extremely rare blood, and he has used it to save over 2 million lives...

This right here!
03/22/2016

This right here!

This. ALL of this. Our job is to ensure you are informed and supported. ♡ S

Did you know a group of doulas is called a cuddle? How awesome is that! Look at this cuddle quilt full of amazing women....
03/15/2016
Doula Love

Did you know a group of doulas is called a cuddle? How awesome is that! Look at this cuddle quilt full of amazing women. World Doula Week starts March 20th with the Spring Equinox, the beginning of new life.

creating a virtual quilt of doula love to celebrate world doula week

This is a great article, and so very true. Birth can be very traumatic not just for mom but for dad to. Men dont have th...
02/25/2016
Meet the men who got PTSD from seeing their partners give birth

This is a great article, and so very true. Birth can be very traumatic not just for mom but for dad to. Men dont have the resources women do after a traumatic birth, that should change.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/fatherhood/meet-the-men-who-got-ptsd-from-seeing-their-partners-give-birth/

Traumatic births have long been known to trigger long-term mental health problems. From postnatal depression to body image anxiety, the potential issues that can be caused or exacerbated by a difficult delivery are well documented – but only in mothers. Whilst the physical trauma of birth is solely…

Oh goodness! Haha. But very true ;)
02/15/2016

Oh goodness! Haha. But very true ;)

Absolutely beautiful!
02/13/2016

Absolutely beautiful!

The incredible gift of surrogacy.

Mom jumped into the tub to catch her daughter and have immediate skin to skin while the cord was still attached to baby's surrogate. Absolutely beautiful.

www.breatheinphotography.ca

Hahaha so very true. Dads, just help out it will all be appreciated.
02/12/2016

Hahaha so very true. Dads, just help out it will all be appreciated.

Heed Ryan Reynolds’ advice, new dads. https://youtu.be/8gRcvFpV1eo

Timeline Photos
02/09/2016

Timeline Photos

I got to see this sweet little man tonight! I love getting to see the families I have been a doula for!
01/28/2016

I got to see this sweet little man tonight! I love getting to see the families I have been a doula for!

This is so very important! In our culture women in their post partum time are not taken care of as well as they should b...
01/23/2016

This is so very important! In our culture women in their post partum time are not taken care of as well as they should be.

Absolutely!!
(Via MotherWise)
💗Sara

This is a pretty cute idea!
01/22/2016

This is a pretty cute idea!

A week ago, about this time actually, I got the phone call "my water just broke". It was by far the longest birth I have...
01/19/2016

A week ago, about this time actually, I got the phone call "my water just broke". It was by far the longest birth I have attended. There were moments of stress and moments of amazement. Thank you so much for allowing me to be there for the birth of your beautiful baby boy. Congratulations to the Peters family! You both did such an amazing job!

There are many benefits of hiring a doula. You may always message me if you have questions about what a doula is or how ...
01/15/2016

There are many benefits of hiring a doula. You may always message me if you have questions about what a doula is or how one can help you.

There are very good reasons to keep our infants close as often as possible.
01/14/2016
Research Finds that Maternal Separation Stresses the Infant | International Association of...

There are very good reasons to keep our infants close as often as possible.

The American Academy of Pediatrics specifically recommends against co-sleeping with an infant, due to its association with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. It is standard practice in a hospital setting, particularly among Western cultures, to separate mothers and their newborns. Separation is…

Rebekah is such a sweet person. She works wonders on your aches and pains! She is certified in prenatal massage. She als...
01/13/2016
Renewal Massage and Bodywork

Rebekah is such a sweet person. She works wonders on your aches and pains! She is certified in prenatal massage. She also works on people who are not pregnant! So your significant other can get a massage too, and both of you will leave feeling very relaxed! https://www.facebook.com/refresh.relax.renew/?fref=ts

Renewal is the perfect place for your muscles to relax. Licensed #13784, certified and professional therapy for your ease of mind during your session.

Doulas and Midwives, both amazing people to have on your birth team!
01/12/2016

Doulas and Midwives, both amazing people to have on your birth team!

I have some very wonderful clients! They took time out of their day to write amazing reviews. Other can be read on my we...
01/11/2016

I have some very wonderful clients! They took time out of their day to write amazing reviews. Other can be read on my website.

Just for fun. Was the Chinese Birth Chart right for you? What other predictors did you try?
01/09/2016

Just for fun. Was the Chinese Birth Chart right for you? What other predictors did you try?

"Every birth is different. Some take countless hours, while others happen in mere minutes. Some are smooth and easy, whi...
01/08/2016
12 Stunning Images That Perfectly Capture the Beauty of Giving Birth

"Every birth is different. Some take countless hours, while others happen in mere minutes. Some are smooth and easy, while others are weighed down by complications. But while each and every birth is unique, every parent can relate to the multitude of emotions that come crashing over you when you meet your little one for the first time."
http://www.womansday.com/life/real-women/g1916/12-stunning-photos-that-perfectly-capture-the-beauty-of-giving-birth/

Warning: Images are graphic (and so beautiful).

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A doula, also known as a birth companion and post-birth supporter, is a nonmedical person who assists a woman before, during, and/or after childbirth, as well as her spouse and/or family, by providing physical assistance and emotional support.

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