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Rachel Fitz-Desorgher

Nationally renowned for her unique skills and expertise in active birth preparation, infant feeding, early days support and “Confident Parenting” consultancy, Rachel has always been much in demand from parents wanting clear guidance and practical solutions to their pregnancy and parenting problems.

Rachel’s particular skills and expertise in infant feeding have led to her being frequently asked to lecture and teach other health care professionals including midwives, health visitors, GPs and hospital consultants.

Rachel’s other key interest area is in the unusual or “quirky”, especially the recipient side of surrogacy and she has had a number of clients turn to her for support and advice when they find themselves outside of the normal NHS midwifery provision. Working as part of the Henley Birthcare team, Rachel brings a warm yet professional manner and a breadth of knowledge that inspires trust and confidence.

Training and specialist skills:

Trained as a midwife in 1983 at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and has worked as a community midwife throughout Berkshire, Oxfordshire and the South East.

Trained “Classic Lamaze” active birth teacher.

First class diploma in Infant Feeding; teaches and advises on breastfeeding issues.

A regular speaker and published author on the subject of tongue-tie (referenced in NICE guidelines) and in 2008 set up the tongue-tie clinic at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. She has particular skill in assessing oral and tongue mechanics in the baby.

Trained in shiatsu for pregnancy.

The named midwife for the world-class Zita West Assisted Fertility Clinic in London.

Since becoming freelance she has been hired by a number of internationally known celebrities for pre and post natal care services.