Postnatal doula in Kent

Babies don't come with a manual...but they can come with a postnatal doula! 

Having a baby is the most wonderful thing in the world. But those early newborn weeks are a lot! There's all the love and excitement of meeting your little one, but also the exhaustion and realisation that you're responsible for a whole new person! You are also recovering from pregnancy and birth, and getting the hang of feeding. 
New mother cuddling her newborn baby with her toddler son on the sofa
I remember getting home from the hospital with our first baby and thinking "what the hell do we do now?!" As a postnatal doula based in Tonbridge, I'm here to support and nurture you all as a family so that your start to parenthood is gentler, as you find your feet and feel more confident in your new role.

Book a call with Rachel 

'Words won't do my gratitude to Rachel justice, but I will try. Rachel has been a lifesaver for my postnatal recovery. She has helped me mentally get through the darkest of days and has helped me reframe my mind to take each hour and each day at a time. If it wasn't for her I wouldn't still be exclusively breastfeeding 4 months in' - Mikaela, first baby

My support includes: 
  • Holding your hand (metaphorically!) as you become more confident caring for your baby.
  • Supporting you with feeding (I am a qualified Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner). Research shows that breastfeeding mums are more likely to successfully establish breastfeeding and to breastfeed for longer with the support of a doula.  
  • Supporting you emotionally without judgement, whether that's connected to your birth experience or simply how you feel you are coping as a new mum. Research shows reduced likelihood of symptoms of depression with the support of a doula.
  • Looking after your baby (and any siblings) whilst you rest, have a bath, sleep or simply get some space for yourself.
  • Assisting with day to day life to take the pressure off - making you a nutritious meal, tidying up, putting a wash on, so you can focus on your baby and yourself. 
  • Sign-posting you to other perinatal specialists if needed. 


'From our “power hour” session right through to the breastfeeding support, Rachel was invaluable. She provided judgement-free, practical advice and guidance. Without her, we would have had a very different feeding journey.' - Elizabeth, second baby

    Book a call with Rachel 

    New mum out walking carrying her new baby in a baby carrier
    1 x 2.5 hour session : £90
    5 x 2.5 hour sessions : £400

    I work with clients anywhere within 30 minutes drive of Tonbridge, Kent. When looking to book a doula, it's really important that you find somebody you "click" with. We can chat over the phone, over zoom, or in person - and I really recommend that your partner (if you have one) takes part too.  

    Book a call with Rachel

    "Hiring Rachel as our postnatal doula was one of the best decisions we made as new parents" - Natalie, first baby


    I've had two little boys who are as similar as chalk and cheese, and I've had two different breastfeeding journeys, each with their twists and turns. So I know that babies are all different - as are their parents and what works for each family. There's no "right" way to parent.

    I'm here to support you to find what works for you, and to do it at a pace that feels good for you. Unlike a maternity nurse who only looks after the baby, I am here to help your whole family as you adjust to life with a newborn. I provide postpartum doula support in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas. Get in touch for a free, no obligation call to chat about how I can help you. 

    'If you are thinking about postnatal doula support, stop thinking and book Rachel - she will change your life and help you in ways you didn't know you ever needed help with. I am a better human and mum because of her!' - Mikaela, first baby
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