Rebecca is a Doula UK recognised birth doula, offering support to birthing women and their families in London and East Kent. She is co-chair of human rights in childbirth charity Birthrights and her experiences have led her to blogging and freelance journalism on related topics.
Before entering the childbirth world she completed a Masters degree in War Studies with a focus on human rights issues. She has worked in the charity and NGO sector, most recently at Human Rights Watch.
Doulas support women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. This support is practical and emotional but non-medical in nature.
Doula UK supports doulas by offering guidance and support with preparation courses and ongoing study days. Doula UK also provides information to parents, the media and health professionals with regard to doulas.