“I love the one-on-one care that we are able to provide to mothers during the pregnancy and birth. However, I feel some of the most critical and special care we provide is during the postpartum period. The home visits and early intervention appointments make sure each mother and baby are adjusting well.”
Rebekah grew up in southern Oklahoma. She attended Oklahoma State University where she obtained a degree in Human Development and Family Science with pre-nursing. During this time she had the privilege to interact with, befriend, and work with people from all around the world. During this time her interest in midwifery developed.
After graduating from OSU, she traveled to India and interned for an organization that trained nurses and worked to reduce maternal mortality in rural India. This experience greatly influenced her passion in improving the health of women, mothers, and babies domestic and abroad.
In Dallas, Rebekah obtained her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Baylor University. While working as a Labor and Delivery nurse at a busy Dallas hospital, she earned a master’s degree in Nurse-Midwifery at Frontier Nursing University (a university known for historically bringing Nurse-Midwifery to the United States and for supporting CNMs in serving underserved populations).
“Women are the centrality of families and society; helping them have power and control over their contraception decisions, health during pregnancy, and wellbeing throughout their lifetime is vital for thriving families and communities.”
Rebekah had midwifery support through both of her pregnancies. The first, a vaginal, breech birth in a hospital with the assistance of an OB/GYN while supported by her midwife, and her second, a home birth with an Allen Birthing Center midwife and nurse.
“The supportive healthcare providers I had made all the difference in giving me the knowledge and confidence to birth safely the way I wanted; I hope to provide the same to the clients I care for.”