Rhiannon is currently a student NCT doula. She lives in a village just outside of Peterborough with her husband and her two daughters.
Would you like Rhiannon to be your doula?
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07540 517552.
Rhiannon’s own birth experiences were very different, the first being a breech birth born by Caesarean section, and the second being a vaginal birth. It was the positive care and support that she received from her midwife on her second birth that brought her to train with the NCT.
Rhiannon will support you in your chosen birth, be that at home or a hospital birth, within a 20-mile radius of her home.
Rhiannon is passionate about supporting women throughout their pregnancy, labour and beyond and believes it is vital to create a warm, calm and relaxed birthing environment. Having such an environment can enable the body to produce vital hormones such as oxytocin and goes on to enable women to achieve a positive birth experience. Rhiannon will also offer massage and relaxation techniques and will assist the mother in exploring different birthing positions to help aid comfort and creating optimum space for the baby in the birth process.
Rhiannon also greatly values the role of the birth partner and the importance of ensuring that both the mother and birth partner feel supported and prepared. She does this by meeting both their physical and emotional needs whilst being mindful not to take over. Should the mother have made the decision to not have a birth partner, Rhiannon is happy to fulfil this role.
There is growing evidence that receiving continuous, responsive and compassionate care that is free from judgement, can be both comforting and empowering for the parents. Rhiannon aims to provide this for the parents she supports.
Rhiannon has a warm and nurturing personality, is well organised and has an excellent sense of humour. She hopes that by working closely with you she can help you to achieve the birth experience that you wish for.
An important part of training for this role is that Rhiannon is required to support a woman or couple through birth with the support of the NCT doula tutors. Your baby needs to be due between the end of February and mid-April 2021 for you to be able to consider asking Rhiannon to be your birth doula. The fee for Rhiannon to support you has been appropriately set to recognise the fact that she is a student.
- NCT Access Course
Currently Undertaking Studies with Worcester University in:
- NCT Antenatal Practitioner
- NCT Baby Massage
- NCT Yoga Foundation
- NCT Doula
Rhiannon will provide support by:
- Meeting with you three times before the birth to build a relationship and discuss your worries, hopes and fears along with any birth preferences you have set out in your plan.
- Being available via phone, text and email
- Being on call 24/7 from ten days before the estimated due date
- Supporting you during the entire labour and birth
- Meeting with you after the birth at a time that suits you to reflect on your experience and offer support where required