Mothering the Mother
Birth Doula Support
“Mothering the mother” is my passion, as that was how I myself was encouraged and supported in my motherhood journey.
You will be supported all the way through pregnancy to the early postpartum period so that you can relax with confidence.
I cover the whole of Ceredigion and some areas nearby which include Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Borth, Machynlleth, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Llanwrtyd Wells, Llandovery, Llandeilo, Lampeter, Aberporth, Cardigan, Newcastle Emlyn, and Carmarthen.
I offer face to face services but some services can be online if preferred.
In prenatal sessions,
I provide support such as walking you through the birth process, how you would like to manage the birth, what to expect after the birth and how you can communicate efficiently with medical caregivers. I will also support you to define your birth preferences.
you will be given gentle, calming and assuring support without disturbing your birthing world. You will also be supported to have good communication with healthcare providers.
In postnatal visits,
I check in on how you and your family are getting on with your new journey with your baby physically, emotionally and practically. I will be there to assure you at this very start of motherhood/parenthood.
In the case of only one birth partner being able to attend, I can stay with you, reassure you and your partner and be by your side in the early stage of labour until you go to the hospital with your partner. I also can be a backup to be with you at the birth in case your partner cannot attend for any reason such as not being well.
If you choose to have a homebirth, I will stay with you and your family all the way, depending on each situation.
It was indeed an empowering experience.
It has been quite a pleasure having Tomoko as a Doula. I had a really wonderful birth experience with my 2nd baby and would not have done so without her help. Active labour took only 2.5 hours including around 20 minutes of pushing. I didn't need medication and was in control of the labour. The discussions I had with Tomoko pre labour had given me the confidence to communicate to my midwife well during labour, which led to me and my midwife working well together. It was indeed an empowering experience. Post natal support was awesome as well, Tomoko is such a very caring person. Just can't thank her enough.
I have only positive experiences from my birth with you.
Tomoko was a doula at my second birth. The birth was not straight forward and was a week past due date which added some level of anxiety as my 1st one was born earlier so I expected the 2nd one to be even earliest. She supported me at every step of my pregnancy and birth journey, reassured and kept me calm when I passed my due date as I was quite emotional about it.
The support at birth was invaluable - do really appreciate back massage, breathing together which gave me power towards the end of the birth which was not going the way I initially expected. Tomoko was very gentle all the time and I got exactly the level of support I needed without being disturbed from my own little birthing world.
I had two babies with doulas and would say that every woman needs one to make the whole experience more relaxed and feel supported every minute of this amazing journey.
Would highly recommend Tomoko and if I would decide to go for baby number 3 at some point I know who my doula would be. Thank you very much for your support Tomoko - I have only positive experiences from my birth with you.
My Birth Doula package
3 prenatal sessions
attending the birth
2 postnatal visits
£660 plus travel cost.
The packages that I offer can be adjusted to meet your needs, so get in touch with me to create your bespoke support.
As I believe every mother/parent deserves care and support, I now offer FREE birth support funded by Doula UK too.
The Doula Access Fund provides FREE support during pregnancy, labour and after the birth of a baby to those experiencing disadvantage and financial hardship.
Who is the Access Fund for?
experiencing financial hardship*
and fulfils one or more of the following criteria;
Black or Asian
Mental health diagnosis
Fleeing domestic violence
Homeless or in temporary housing
In the Social Work system
Survivor of trafficking or abuse
*Proof of receipt of benefits or no recourse to public funds will be required.
You can find more details of the Doula UK and Access Fund here. Or you can get in touch with me to find out how to apply.
Free 1/2 hour call
I offer a free no obligation 1/2 hour phone/video call. If you would like to talk through your concerns about pregnancy, birth or postpartum or you are interested in my service and would like to find out more, get in touch!