Why Mothering the Mother?
Hello and welcome to Mothering the Mother. My name is Tracey and I am proud to be the founder of Mothering the Mother.
So why Mothering the Mother? For practical and emotional support from a fully trained, experienced, friendly and non-judgmental Doula.
It is impossible to pour from an empty cup
Too often as women, especially once we become mothers, we rank ourselves bottom of the list when it comes to nurturing. It is no coincidence that our acronym is M T Mother; the objective is to never lose sight of the perils of running on empty.
The aim at Mothering the Mother is to make birthing as positive an experience as possible. We do this by providing information and working together to take the fear out of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Fear which often stems from the unknown or not knowing what to expect. This is achieved through the encouragement of nurturing oneself first; by providing emotional and practical support in the run up to conception, during pregnancy, labour and birth, and, last but not least, during the postnatal period.
It is okay to put yourself first
Too frequently, focus on well-being is limited to during pregnancy. However, if you are planning to have a baby, pre-conception is equally an important stage to be nurturing oneself, as are those early days following the birth.
The philosophy at Mothering the Mother is based on the old adage ‘knowledge is power’. By sharing information, we work together empowering you to make informed decisions for you and your loved ones.
In a nutshell we provide support at all stages of your pregnancy; from planning to have a baby, throughout pregnancy and during the postnatal period.
Our birthing experiences stay with us forever
Research tells us that a woman’s birthing experience stays with her forever.
One of my favourite accounts is that of an elderly lady suffering from Dementia. This lady had been ravished by her illness and researchers were forewarned that she often wouldn’t even recognise her own children. However, she was able to recount her birthing experiences with such clarity that it renewed a long absent bond with her now adult daughter.
Surely, if we know in advance that a memory will stay with us forever it is our duty, to ourselves, to prepare to create the best experience possible?