Postnatal (Recognised since January 2013)
Lives in: Five Ashes TN20
Local info and availability:
I cover mainly Tunbridge Wells, Heathfield, Mayfield, Crowborough, Hailsham, Broadoak, Punnetts Town, Hailsham, Uckfield, Lewes, Newick and surrounds.
I am also a qualified Yoga Instructor, specialising in Pregnancy, Postnatal and Pelvic Floor Yoga, a Fedant-approved Antenatal Teacher and Breastfeeding Specialist (Lactation Doula).
My name is Trudi, I live in East Sussex (although until July 2012 we lived in London) and have three children. I have been a doula since 2007.
In my work as a Birth doula I have assisted women in homebirth, waterbirth, hospital birth, cesarean, twins, etc. I have been booked “to make sure I get my epidural on time” and, at other times, to support a birth to be as natural and unmedicated as possible.
I have a very serious passion for the postnatal care of women. I have supported first time mums, fourth-time mums, twin mums and everything in between. I not only offer on-going postnatal doula support, but also one-off visits for feeding and crisis support (including sleep consultations). I feel strongly about making mum the central hub of the support – my moto is “If mum’s happy, everyone’s happy!” I have no pressing views on how you should feed your baby, hold your baby, where you put him to sleep or which nappy you use. My aim is to support you in whatever your parenting choices are (and sometimes help you understand those choices if the overwhelming ‘noise’ of helpful advice has just got too much!) and to make the addition of a new baby to your family a happy and stress-free experience.
I am a qualified Antenatal Educator (FEDANT-approved) and offer separate Birth Preparation classes and have developed a stand-alone Breastfeeding Preparation Workshop, that I run every 6-8 weeks. I can also deliver these courses on a 1:2:1 basis in your home. This might be particularly useful for 2nd time mums who wish to include a previous Birth Debrief into their Birth Planning. I can also offer Birth Debrief sessions and infant sleep consultations upon enquiry.
I am also a qualified Yoga Instructor and run Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga classes in the local area. You can find out more about me and my business at www.motheringmojo.com or follow me on Instagram trudi_motheringmojo
2007 Paramana Doula Course with Michel Odent
2007 Nurturing Birth, Birth and Post Natal Doula Course
2008 Royal Society of Medicine Home Birth Workshop
2008 Nurturing Birth Advanced Breastfeeding
2008 Birth Crisis Workshop at Sheila Kitzinger’s home
2017 Lushtums Antenatal Teacher Training
2017 Lushtums Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
2018 Lushtums Postnatal and Women’s-only Yoga Teacher Training
2018 300hrs Yoga Teacher Training
2019 Maddie McMahon Tongue Tie Workshop
2021 NDC (Neuroprotective Developmental Care) Program for Providers and Educators
I am also a Doula UK Mentor and have served on the Doula UK Committee as Secretary as well as Editor of The Doula Magazine.