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Doula and Hypnobirthing Instructor 

Hello and welcome, my name is Rachel and I am a Doula and Hypnobirthing Instructor based in West Yorkshire.

I am a Mother to a 3 year old boy called Charlie and Wife to Nigel. In the summer of 2022 we relocated to West Yorkshire from Carshalton, on the London/Surrey border.

I decided to step into birth work after 9 years in the NHS, supporting families in the community as an Early Intervention Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) offering intensive support through evidence based interventions during the antenatal period and early childhood years. It got to the point where I found the challenges of providing quality healthcare within the systematic restrictions of the NHS overwhelming and led to me experiencing burnout. 

After taking some time to recover by focusing on my own self care, health and wellbeing I decided to leave my role but I wanted to be able to use my knowledge, skills and expertise to continue to support and care for all at this incredibly important time in their lives. I decided to train as a Doula and Hypnobirthing Instructor and that is how Listening Doula came to be. I have supported 1000s of families through pregnancy, birth and the early years over the past 14 years.

My core values and beliefs mean that I would like for everyone to feel safe, reassured, cared for and listened to throughout their own individual experience and journey to parenthood.


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