Welcome to Mothering Matters.

Based in Benfleet in South East Essex ideally situated to support women and their families receiving maternity care under any trust in Essex or East London. Our philosophy is that you are the expert. You are in the best position to judge what is best for you but sometimes you can benefit from the reassuring presence of someone who has been there and done that. No matter what your beliefs and wishes are about pregnancy, birth and beyond we are here to support you without judgement or instruction

What is a Doula?

Doulas support the whole family throughout pregnancy, birth and the early weeks with a baby.

We support all kinds of birth in all settings. We do not take on any clinical role but offer support alongside your midwives and doctors. We do not give advice but instead give unconditional support and can help you find balanced information in order for you to make an informed decision about your maternity care. 

What is a Birth Doula?

Birth doulas offer continuous support for you and your family throughout pregnancy, labour and birth and the immediate postnatal period.

What is a Post Natal Doula?

Post natal doulas offer practical and emotional support for mothers and their families in their own home. This can be for as long as a family needs.

From the Mothering Matters Blog