My name is Rebekkah Traptow and I am the founder of Love First Maternal Support. I am 26 and the mother of 3 children ages 6, 4, and 2. My husband and I have been married for 7 years and we currently reside in the Red Deer, AB area! I love to cook, bake (my husband appreciates this), play various sports, and am up for pretty much anything I can do with a coffee in hand (don’t worry, I finish my coffee BEFORE attending a birth).
My decision to become a Doula came from a place of deep longing to love, encourage and help other families walking this not so smooth path of parenthood. By meeting parents where they’re at, holding space for whats sometimes messy, and offering them reliable, loving and unbiased support, my hope is to be a part of the village that raises healthy, confident parents AND their children The way I approach maternal care is with a “love first” mindset. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, what your age, nationality, beliefs or background is; I love and support you first.
About My Training
I completed my Maternal Support Practitioner training through Bebo Mia in 2018. Over 16 weeks, I attended training sessions on the following subjects:
- Loss and the Modern Family
- Anatomy & Physiology of Pregnancy
- Monitoring & Interventions during Pregnancy
- Comfort Measures
- C-section and Special Circumstances in Pregnancy
- Optimal Fetal Positioning
- Pre/postnatal Fitness/Pelvic Floor Health
- Postpartum Period
- Infant Sleep
- Mental Wellness (including postpartum mood disorders)
- Birth and Postpartum Planning
- Baby Wearing
I have also completed Childbirth Educator and Breastfeeding Educator Courses. Since completing my training I have had the honor of serving 6 families in birth, 3 on their fertility journeys and 2 int he postpartum period.
With over 100 hours of fertility, birth and postpartum support training, and hundreds more hours educating families and supporting various clients, I am confident in my ability to help you achieve the most positive and empowering fertility, birth, and postpartum experience.
I am truly grateful for every family that invites me to witness them grow and should you invite me to be a part of your story, it would be an honor an a privilege to serve you.
XO – Rebekkah Traptow