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Rachel Lex

Rachel Lex

Telephone number: 07830261160

RM, RN, MSc, BSc, Dip Trop nurse


"I love the art and service of midwifery. I believe that birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength."

Rachel has 14 years experience working in maternal and new born health. She began by training to be a general nurse. She did her nursing elective in rural Mexico and was inspired by the practice of traditional midwives and the rituals around birth. She later did voluntary work in Uganda for the white ribbon alliance for safer motherhood and in Rwanda with the Tropical Health and Education Trust. She qualified as a midwife from Kings College London and has a Masters in Reproductive and Sexual health research.

The practice of midwifery is an ancient tradition of women helping each other through childbirth and the support of a known midwife during pregnancy and labour has shown to be hugely beneficial. After 5 years working in an NHS birth centre in central London, Rachel chose to work independently so that she could practice midwifery in a way that she feels provides the most enriching experience for both herself, women and their families. By really getting to know each other over the course of the pregnancy, a professional relationship of trust is established which reduces anxiety and tension for everyone. Rachel feels it is a privilege to be invited to share this very special and often intense journey with families. 

Rachel is skilled in the art of nurturing women to find their strength to birth in their own power and with dignity. She is a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and incorporates this in birth preparation classes and one to one tuition. Please see http://www.ambasyoga.co.uk/events.html for upcoming 'birthing in awareness classes' and http://www.wessexindependentmidwives.co.uk/1_39_Pregnancy+Yoga

Rachel speaks fluent French and lives in Dorset with her husband of 12 years, their son Isaac, 6, and daughter Zoe ,2 . She is currently providing mainly antenatal and postnatal care for women due to having a young family.

Please feel free to contact me on 07830261160 for an informal consultation.

The team

Erika Thompson
Caroline Baddiley