Becca Gensch, Doula and Midwifery Student

BECCA GENSCH

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Doula/ Midwifery Student

“Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life” Ina May Gaskin This quote by the incredible Iny May Gaskin is why I do what I do. Birth work has never been questioned in my life; it's the purpose of my existence. I’m honored to do what I do. Before entering birth work I nannied multiple families throughout the years. In 2019 I finally took my doula training through Dona, it was everything and more. In March 2020 I launched my business, and have been so blessed and serve 20 birth families and 25 postpartum families. Being in the birth room after months of educating and envisioning these sweet mama’s birth together then seeing her shine as her heart grew more is a beautiful sight. Postpartum is a tender and unfolded space. As a postpartum doula I have been able to walk with families through colic, sleepless nights, breastfeeding troubleshooting, PPD, PPA, PPP, twins, loss, and growth. It's one of my favorite spaces to be invited into. In July I attended my Midwifery Assistant training by Kaleem Joy, In that training I became equipt to assist midwifes in out of hospital births. I also was able to understand the process of pregnancy and birth on a deeper level. On the last day of my training the midwife gods shook me to my core and told me it is time, time to start my journey. It was an indescribable experience. Over the next few weeks and lots of research I blindly applied to National College of Midwifery. I had an overwhelming sense of peace making this blind decision. I'm so glad I trusted my gut. Just recently I got a full time student position at the California Birth Center in Rocklin, with the incredible Marlene Smith, LM, CPM as my preceptor. Over the next 2 years she will guide and mold me into a great midwife. I’m so excited you’re taking time to invest in your journey. Adding support to your team is never a bad decision, you’ll thank yourself later. My best advice for an expecting family is trust your intuition. If you find yourself here searching for a doula, trust it, lean into it and find the best fit for you. Always remember you have a village when you seek, Placer Birth Connections is your village. The women in this group are special. Have a beautiful day. With much love and gratitude, Becca