Rachel is an NCT doula in London.
Would you like Rachel to be your doula?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 876 8365 or 07900980992
As one of four siblings born at home, Rachel was brought up with a belief that birth was a natural thing. Having had a range of birth experiences herself, she understands that certain things need to be in place for birth to be a positive experience. These include a comfortable birth environment, trust in your care givers and continuous, friendly support.
Rachel is passionate about creating a birth environment which promotes the possibility of a positive birth experience for mum, dad/birth partner and baby/babies, whether it be at home, in a Midwife led wing or labour ward.
Rachel lives in Putney with her three daughters. She is relaxed and easy-going, and calm in a crisis. She loves sitting by a camp fire, playing the cello, ceramics, meditating, massage, aromatherapy, interior design and is passionate about helping women have a positive birth experiences.
Rachel says: “I look forward to helping you feel confident and empowered by your experience of birth and I am happy to support women and couples in London, Surrey and parts of Sussex and Kent.”
Rachel is an NCT antenatal teacher, NCT doula and placenta specialist.
Rachel will provide support by:
- Meeting you two or three times before your due date, to go through any questions or worries you may have and begin to build a relationship with you.
- Working with you to write a Birth Plan, and talk about what you may like during each stage of your labour (massage and aromatherapy).
- Being on call for you from two weeks before your due date.
- Staying with you for the duration of your birth and helping you to settle afterwards.
- Meeting with you a few weeks after to talk things through and offer help with settling into parenthood.
“Rachel anticipated my needs both physical and emotional and provided such encouragement just by her presence - I felt no fear. I feel the part that Rachel played was exactly the support I needed - the support of another experienced woman who is sensitive to the needs of a birthing woman during a very personal and unique experience such as giving birth.”
“Thank you so so much for all your support in bringing little Matilda Rose into the world. I think I would have had a very different birth if you hadn't been there. You really did go far beyond our expectations in terms of everything you did for us. Tom and I are so grateful. I can't imagine going through it all without you. Thank you so much”
“Our deepest thanks to you for your love, support and compassion in the lead up to, and especially during, labour and the birth of Eloise. You have an amazing gift and we are so privileged to have received this. Your gentle guidance was soothing and grounding throughout it all. And then to know that Eloise was safe with you in the earliest hours on earth - a true blessing! We carry your love with us on this, our latest journey.”