The Home Birth School
Pregnancy and Birth Doula based in Lancashire
The journey to Motherhood is powerful, magical and deeply spiritual. A rite of passage as well as a profound, awe-inspiring biological and physical journey. Pregnancy and childbirth are defining, sacred, pivotal moments in every parents life, one which I believed must be fiercely protected, honoured and respected.
Western culture has disconnected us from this biological, natural transformation for many years and such, pregnancy and birth has become over-medicalised, hospitalized and a breeding ground for disempowerment of parents and birth trauma.
Many fantastic midwives and healthcare professionals are caught in a system that does not serve their calling and does not serve the birthing parents or their babies. A doula helps to redress this imbalance.
I am Tracey. A 50 year old trauma-informed doula – I will help you to step into and stay empowered throughout your pregnancy and birth.
I’ve been fascinated and passionate about the human journey, our physical journey and our emotional journey. I am a qualified coach and my passion is human psychology, particularly the mental and emotional wellbeing of parents and children. The mental health of your unborn child is shaped whilst in-utero and I believe that the wellbeing of the pregnant Mother is crucial for the healthy development of the unborn child, and the rest of the family.
I am a Mother too. My little angel arrived in 1995 and I eagerly await my Grandparenting years!
I am also a self-employed senior HR professional of 22 years, so I can also provide you with support to navigate your maternity leave and return to work as an optional extra to your birth doula support package.
I am a HUGE supporter of home births and if you are someone who’s preference is to home birth, with or without medical assistance, here in Lancashire, then I may be a great fit for you. I teach Mothers how to home birth with confidence, especially after trauma.
I will advocate for you. I will signpost you to make an informed decision on your pregnancy, your birth, your baby. I will help you to say No when you want to and Yes when you do.
I will drape you with love and care throughout our time together. You’re in charge (and I won’t let anyone in a medical setting ever tell you you’re not)
I am not here to replace anyone – Mother’s, partners, midwives, sisters but I am here to provide consistent, continuous care and coach you through each step of the way.
Tailored packages of support available with prices starting from £997
Did you know...
Having a doula present to support your birth can:
- Reduce the need for induction of labour
- Reduce the need for pain relief
- Reduce labour times
- Support Father’s/partners to get as involved as they wish
- Reduce the risk of a transfer to hospital
- Reduce the risk of an instrumental birth
- Reduce the need for caesarean section
- Increase breastfeeding success
- Improve parent-infant bonding
- Reduce post-natal depression in parents