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, Morfa Borth, Machynlleth, Llanidloes, Llandeilo, Lampeter, Aberporth, Cardigan 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.
Yr oedd Tomoko, yn ardderchog.
Yr oedd Tomoko, yn ardderchog. Roedd hi gyda llawer o gyngor da i ni. Roedd y cyngor hyn wedi neud y brosses llawer yn rwyddach a hefyd yn llanw ni gyda hyder.
The quality and information we were given and the level of support has been first-class.
Tomoko has been instrumental in supporting and preparing us for pre-birth and after birth. I do not think I could have achieved a home birth and breastfeeding without her. The quality and information we were given and the level of support has been first-class. If I had another baby, I would choose Tomoko as my doula again! Tomoko’s approach was gentle and I felt like I could trust her. She was empathetic and a good listener.
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. Postnatal support was awesome as well, Tomoko is such a very caring person. Just can't thank her enough.
Tomoko was AMAZING!
Tomoko gave me confidence during labour as she had included me in everything. She gave me confidence in knowing the process of labour & birth and what to expect. She also helped me define what my role would be during labour. Tomoko was AMAZING! I highly recommend hiring a doula! She will put your fears at ease and help you through the emotional time.
RC - birthing mum's partner
Calming and reassuring.
Tomoko is a very kind and gentle soul. I found her presence to be calming and reassuring.
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.
Your Birth Doula package
Prepare for your birth journey and receive nurturing support with my comprehensive Birth Doula package. Here's what it includes:
Enjoy 2 or 3 tailored one-on-one sessions to help you prepare for birth. We'll cover essential topics and address any concerns you may have.
Attending the Birth
I will be on-call and available from 37 weeks of pregnancy until your baby is born. I'll provide continuous support during labour and delivery, ensuring you feel empowered and supported throughout the process.
Postnatal Visits: After the birth, I will visit you twice to provide gentle and nurturing support as you navigate the early days of motherhood/parenthood. Plus, enjoy a customised postnatal drink for added comfort.
Phone and Email Support
You'll have access to unlimited phone and email support throughout your pregnancy and up to 6 weeks postnatal. I'm here to answer your questions, provide guidance, and offer reassurance whenever you need it.
Investment: £695 plus travel costs*
*Please note that due to rising fuel costs, there is a travel cost of 50p per mile.
Flexible Payment Options
I understand that financial circumstances can vary. I am happy to consider alternative payment arrangements, such as work/skills/farm produce exchange or instalment plans. Let's discuss what works best for you.
Your positive birth experience starts here. Contact me to discuss your needs and schedule a free consultation.
Together, we'll create a personalised birth support plan that aligns with your preferences and desires.
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.
Please allow up to 8 weeks for a decision on your application.
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.