Rebekah Torres, Licensed Midwife
Rebekah Lake is a Licensed Midwife through the Medical Board of California and Certified Professional Midwife through the National Alliance of Registered Midwives. She served on the Board of the California Association of Midwives from 2012-2015. Rebekah is certified in Neonatal Resuscitation, CPR for Health Care Providers, Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga and Birthing From Within. Rebekah attended the BFA Dance School at California Institute of the Arts and National Midwifery Institute. Since 2005, Rebekah helped 1500 women navigate the spiritual, emotional and physical journey towards motherhood as through popular prenatal yoga classes and childbirth classes. She started attending homebirths in 2010.
Rebekah practices evidence based midwifery care and has an extensive knowledge of the therapeutic uses of natural remedies and herbal medicine during pregnancy. She is grateful to care for women in this amazing time in history when we can benefit from all that science and nature have to offer. Her practice style is influenced by the latest research in both western and alternative medicine. Rebekah believes in the wisdom of the body, the strength of the human spirit and the physiological process of childbirth. Rebekah is a mom of boys and dogs, that means she is no stranger to mud and can tell you how to get a stain out of just about anything. When she's not at a birth or a kid's sporting event you can finding her in the yoga studio. The things that give her the most joy in life are the faces of her children, black coffee and a day at the ocean.
Jessica Little, Student Midwife
Jessica's interest in birth started with a surprise litter of kittens in her elementary science classroom, and was cemented with the birth of her own two children. She has attended a variety of births including planned hospital and out of hospital births. She meets birthing people, and families exactly where they are, and in which ever way they desire to birth. It is her greatest joy to witness and support the bringing forth of new life, both mother and baby.
Prior to beginning her journey in midwifery, Jessica advised conservation organizations throughout the state on how to achieve their project and programmatic goals. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, is a certified yoga teacher, and maintains current certification with the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. When she's not supporting mothers in the community you can find her chasing her own two children at the park, hiking in the Sierra Nevada's with her dog, kicking a soccer ball, or enjoying a (hopefully) hot cup of coffee.