My name is Rebecca Duerr (pronounced DO-err). I am the founder of Mindful Family Wellness, a North Carolina Licensed Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Labor Doula and Postpartum Doula, Sibling Doula, Certified HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator, and Certified Placenta Arts Specialist. I live just north of Charlotte, NC, in the Lake Norman area with my husband, 4 daughters, and lots of fur babies.
As a doula and integrative and functional nutritionist, serving the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas of North Carolina, I support individuals and families improve their overall health, their birth outcome, and mental wellness through the experiences of reproductive health, fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum period and beyond. I use such tools and services as doula support through pregnancy, labor/birth and postpartum, childbirth education classes, as well as integrative and functional nutritional guidance and education. Providing these services has been shown to increase positive birth outcomes, reduce cesarean section births, reduce postpartum mental disorders such as postpartum depression/anxiety (PPD/A) and postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder, (PPTSD) increase breast/chest-feeding success and duration, and strengthen the holistic health of the entire family.
Rebecca (she/her) has a Master's of Science degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health, from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MS). She is a North Carolina Licensed Nutritionist (LN) through the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition and a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). She is also a CAPPA certified labor doula (CLD), APPA certified Placenta Arts Specialist (APPA-C) and HypnoBirthing® Certified Childbirth Educator (HBCBE). Along with her birth and nutrition credentials, Rebecca also has an MA in Art Education from Florida International University, and was an art teacher for many years in the Miami/Dade School System in South Florida.