Doula Services

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Congratulations wherever you are in your family journey, may that be in pregnancy or in the early days or weeks with your little one/s.

After supporting families antenatally and postnatally as a Mindful Birth teacher for over 3 years I felt it was about time that I did my formal Doula training in 2021. I chose to train with the fantastic Developing Doulas and was blown away by the course. I was privileged to be trained by two incredibly knowledgeable and inspiring experienced Doulas. The 5 day course further fuelled the fire I have to support families at this transitional time of life.

I am available as a Birth and Postnatal Doula in Central and South London (within the M25) and beyond into Surrey.

Choosing a Doula is a very personal thing so I offer a free 45 minutes intro call/meet to get to know each other and for you to ask all the questions, this can be over Zoom or in-person at a convenient location.

“I was daunted by having someone in my home at a time when I would feel vulnerable. I also felt awkward about having ‘help’ and especially someone walking into a messy house and helping with that. Rachel listened to what I needed – I was working hard to establish breastfeeding and juggling a toddler, newborn, pump and steriliser and needed help to make sure I slept, ate and just didn’t feel like I was drowning. She made me feel so comfortable and so valid in what I needed. Rachel would walk in and it mentally topped me up. She would manage to cook a meal, get on top of the kitchen, fold laundry all with a newborn in a carrier. I could sleep, pump, shower, have a cup of tea or just hold my newborn knowing the rest was taken care of. Most importantly Rachel genuinely cares, she’s so loving and gentle with babies I felt so relaxed handing my tiny bundle over. She’s a calming presence in the chaos of the early weeks and I’m so grateful for her help.” Rebecca, Postnatal Client June 2022

Birth doula

Having a Doula as your sole or second birth partner is a very personal thing, and should absolutely be someone you trust and feel safe with. As your Doula I can support you physically, emotionally, and practically during pregnancy and at the birth of your baby. Although typically in-person, a birth Doula support’s can be given virtually too. My birth Doula packages currently start from £600.

Please contact me to find out more and for my birth packages

Postnatal doula

A Postnatal Doula’s role will look different for every family. As your Doula I can support you physically, practically, and emotionally in the first few days, weeks, or months as new parents, for first or sibling babies. My Postnatal Doula packages currently start from £18 per hour.

Please contact me to find out more and for my postnatal packages

I am so incredibly glad that we found Rachel. Her support was so valuable and I only wish I’d been able to have her come more! She has such a gentle nature, it was such a relief to have someone I trusted to lovingly hold my baby while I rested. She also came with me to my physio appointment and held baby in the carrier while I could focus on my appointment. She also helped around the house with all those little jobs – tidying up bits in the kitchen, folding the mountain of baby clothes, arranging the drawers, making me cups of tea etc! Perhaps the best part is having someone to listen and chat to about all the sorts of things on your mind in those early days. She listened without judgment and helped me with my breastfeeding and bottle feeding goals. I would wholeheartedly recommend Rachel to any new parents – it is the best money you will ever spend! Baby doesn’t need a load of blankets and toys – ask for contributions to doula care instead!

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