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 5, 3 and 1. My husband and I have been married for 6 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).
I have been a Doula since September of 2018 and I offer Fertility, Birth, Postpartum services, Childbirth Education and Breastfeeding Education.
I believe strongly that being a Childbirth Educator and Breastfeeding Educator are incredibly useful for me in supporting my clients as fully and knowledgeably as possible. I am also bilingual, French being my first language. Prior to becoming a Doula, I was a day home provider and have some training in early childhood development. I believe this is an asset as a Postpartum Doula. I am also completing my Diverse Families certification to help me better serve families considering adoption, blending families, Surrogates and their Intended Parents.
I became a Doula because of my passion for loving, encouraging and helping parents to feel confident and empowered at every stage of their journeys. I recognized that families are lacking the support of an unbiased, knowledgeable, loving and encouraging village and I wanted to help fill that gap. 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.
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