Rebecca is an NCT doula for the whole of County Durham and Tyne & Wear, as well as parts of North Yorkshire.
Would you like Rebecca to be your Doula?
Email Rebecca.Egan@icloud.com or call 07813 202001.
Rebecca lives in a village south of Durham, which means she is central to cover the whole of County Durham, as well as parts of North Yorkshire.
Since becoming a mother, and through her own experience of labour and birth, Rebecca understands the importance of personalised, compassionate, and responsive care during pregnancy and birth. Continuous care is shown to have a positive impact on women in labour, and can make labour shorter and less painful, however this level of care is not always available in our maternity services. A Doula can fill the ‘gap’ by providing uninterrupted, positive care for both women and their partners. Rebecca is passionate about providing empowering, woman-focussed support, to enable women and their partners to make informed decisions and to work towards having the birth that they want.
Rebecca will support your decisions and will walk with you on your birth journey, regardless of where it takes you, and whether you choose to give birth in a hospital setting or at home. Rebecca aims to inspire women’s confidence in their own bodies and their ability to birth their baby. Rebecca can help you explore your options, consider your birth preferences, and provide information where required to help you make informed decisions. Rebecca’s calm and nurturing personality will enable her to offer you reassurance and emotional support, as well as practical and physical support – such as massage, relaxation, and positions to help you stay upright and mobile.
Rebecca will listen to you and get to know you during your pregnancy, to ensure that you feel comfortable and supported throughout your labour and birth. The reassurance of a familiar face at your birth can help you to relax, as well as giving your partner some much needed time for a toilet break or a cuppa! Rebecca will be ready to be with you at your birth whenever you would like her to attend, and once your baby arrives will stay with you until you are ready for her to leave.
- NCT antenatal teacher
- NCT doula
Rebecca will provide support by:
- Meeting with you three times during your pregnancy to listen and discuss your labour and birth plans, including any worries or concerns you may have.
- Being on call 24/7 for two weeks before and after your estimated due date.
- Staying with you throughout your labour and birth, and for a few hours after birth to ensure you are settled and ready for her to leave.
- Providing emotional, physical, and practical support for you and your partner.
- Meeting with you after the birth to talk through the birth and discuss any further support you might need
‘Rebecca’s help, advice, guidance, and support really helped us to clarify in our minds what we wanted from the birth of our daughter. During the labour process, her help and knowledge were invaluable. We really felt she was our advocate, and helped to navigate us through the decision-making in a way we could not have managed alone. This meant that despite there being more intervention than we planned, it remained a very positive experience.’