About Me

My name is Rachel McEvoy and I live in South West Cornwall with my husband Matthew on our small holding. We are parents to two gorgeous children (adults) Jessica who was born in 1996 and Ben who was born in 1997.

I have always had an interest in pregnancy, childbirth and babies, putting it down to being the youngest of four children and therefore never experiencing having a baby in my immediate family!

Rachel McEvoy

My first proper employment as an adult was as a children’s Nanny to two lovely boys who were only 6 weeks old and 2 years old when I started with the family. I only left the family to go to University to train as a Primary School teacher which fuelled my interest in child development even more.

Jessica was only 9 months old when I discovered Ben was on the way and was very lucky to be able to stay at home and care full time for my babies, but I had very little support throughout the pregnancies and postnatal period and therefore have a real understanding of just how important this is.

It was once Jessica and Ben were both attending Secondary School that I was able to fulfil my desire to support women and their partners through pregnancy, labour and the following weeks or months.

I trained with Nurturing Birth which is one of the leading Doula training organisations in March 2010 and have never looked back and each couple I am lucky enough to support teaches me more.

I believe that the most important role of a doula (whether antenatal or postnatal) is to build a rapport with your clients, to be compassionate, caring and non-judgemental and to offer individual, physical, emotional and practical support.

I am passionate about enabling women and their partners to make informed choices and to experience a positive and empowering birth experience and to be feel involved and listened to at every step of their pregnancy journey.