Founder Stories: Mothering The Mother – Doula and Birth Coach services
Mothering the Mother provides Doula and Birth Coach services for labour, birth and beyond; with evidence based, non judgemental, practical and emotional support to new and expectant mothers in preparation for birth and motherhood.
Our birthing experiences stay with us forever. The mission at Mothering the Mother is to help empower new mothers to make informed decisions for them and their loved ones through knowledge building and taking the fear out of birthing and motherhood. Together we explore; birthing options, stages of labour, coping techniques and ways in which partners can be involved. We also create bespoke birth plans. Attendance during labour and birth is included and support can continue until baby is one month old. Additional services include; Conception, Breastfeeding and Baby Weaning.
Before becoming a mother herself, Mothering the Mother’s Founder, supported the births of a handful of friends and family, whilst in a successful career in property development. A chance encounter on a train, where Tracey assisted a pregnant mother changed her life forever. Within six months, she would be fully trained as a Doula and in Breastfeeding, working in the voluntary sector, providing birth support to vulnerable women. Whilst undertaking Perinatal Mental Health training, the stark statistic that the highest rate of suicides amongst women is within the first year of giving birth was revealed. This is when the idea for Mothering the Mother began.
Tracey’s passion for working with new and expectant mothers led her to work with a number of women centred organisations including the NCT, on a project supporting women’s perinatal mental health and on NHS wards, providing breastfeeding support. Mothering the Mother was born in 2018.
Mothering the Mother was first introduced to Jo Sealy in 2019 and was immediately impressed by both the wealth of marketing knowledge and abundance of business contacts. Since then, Jo and her team have been a welcomed part of Mothering the Mother’s business network. Just a few positive things that have transpired since associating with Jo Sealy include a feature in the Waltham Forest Echo, collaboration with Mainyard Studios and new professional photographs with local photographer at Nicola Tree Photography (featured above).
Founder and Director: Tracey Louis-Fernand