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Why did you choose birth work?

Well, birth work sort of found me in a way! I was at a crossroads in my life, not

sure of which path to follow. When my sister-in-law introduced me to an

experienced doula in the community, I realized I had finally found my calling. At

first, I was hesitant about entering the birth world without having gone through childbirth myself. However, this doula saw a spark in me that I never knew existed. Now, years later, having given birth myself, my vocation as a birth worker has taken on new meaning and I have become more passionate about supporting families than ever before.

The love I have for my Little Lamb families is unlike any other and I am so thankful to each of them for choosing me as their doula or midwife's assistant. 

Birth is intense. Birth is intimate. But above all, birth is sacred. Whether you are birthing in a hospital, birth center, or in the comfort of your home, my goal as a birth worker is to protect the very sacredness of your birth so that you can walk away stronger and more confident in your role as a new mother and new family.

My name is Rachel Barb (Wiggins) and I am a certified birth doula through Birth
Arts International and a Midwife's Assistant. I have been a birth worker since
January 2015 and have had the pleasure of serving many beautiful families in that time. I was born & raised in Oklahoma and it has become a passion serving the families of this great state!
A little bit about myself: I am married to the most handsome man and we
welcomed our first born daughter in May of 2022. I love spending my free time with my family, catching up on my reading, and cross stitching while enjoying a
room temp cup of coffee. I am a Four on the Enneagram and macaroni & cheese is definitely my love language.   



January 2015: Birth Doula Training with DONA International
February 2015: Began Mentorship with Lauren Scarbrough of Sparrow Song Birth Services
April 2015: Acupressure for Labor Support & Postpartum Care Workshop taught by Nick Olow
July 2015: Completed Mentorship with Lauren Scarbrough
July 2015: "Truth About VBAC" Workshop with Jen Kamel
November 2015: Began "Certified Doula Course" with Birth Arts International
January 2016-March 2016: Attended Birth Bootcamp: 10 Week Series taught by Amy Anderson of Blue Lotus Birth Services
July 2016: Attended & completed Spinning Babies Workshop with Tammy Ryan
July 2016: Attended & completed Rebozo Workshop with Gena Kirby
August 2017: Obtained Certification with Birth Arts International
January 2018: Began Midwife's Assistant & Monitrice Program with Birth Arts International
February 2018: Basic Life Skills & Neonatal Resuscitation Certification with Mary Friedlein
March 2018: Attended & Completed Mercy In Action: Midwifery Assistant Workshop
March 2019: Basic Life Skills & Neonatal Resuscitation Certification with Mary Friedlein
January 2021: 
Basic Life Skills & Neonatal Resuscitation Certification with Mary Friedlein
January 2023: Basic Life Skills & Neonatal Resuscitation Certification with Mary Friedlein

Families delivering with an OB/GYN and CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife)
Hospital Birth
Birth Center Birth
VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
Medically Indicated Cesarean Birth
Families Serving in the Military

Birth Arts International, The Oklahoma Healthy Birth Alliance, The Doula Association of Central Oklahoma, HEART Birth Professionals of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma Midwives Association 
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