About Mothertree: Mission and philosophy
Jesse’s early training was side by side with the esteemed Penny Simkin in her home. Penny taught Jesse the power of a question as one of the most significant ways we can change the birthing culture.
The Mother Tree team believes real and lasting change happens through collaboration. We join with thought leaders in the field of perinatal health care and birth justice advocating for universal doula care and the rights of people in the childbearing year.
Founder Jesse Remer is an International Doula Trainer, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Flower Essence Alchemist. She founded Mother Tree International with the express desire to support communities in creating a culture of nurturing starting at birth. Over the course of the last decades Mother Tree has grown from a partner, collective, agency model to an international community of doulas, trainers and inspirational birth worker collaborations.
Mission and Philosophy
Support your Mother Nature in Birth and Beyond
The Mother Tree is a central figure in the forest transformation guiding resources, support, shelter and nourishment where needed and building generational wellness within the heart of the forest. What better teachers to guide us in this work of birthing a new generation of beings?
Mother Tree is on a mission is to create a Culture of Nurturing one baby, one family, one doula at a time.
Mother Tree centers on three branches of the childbearing year support in action through:
- offering training,
- community, and
- a spirit of reciprocity.
Our goals include:
- Health Equity in Childbirth for all birthing people,
- Birth Justice,
- Universal Doula Care and traditional health work.
MotherTree's E-Newsletter & Updates
"Creating a Culture of Nurturing— one baby, one family, & one doula at a time."
Ellen Tilden, PhD, CNM, FACNM (she/her) Associate Professor, Oregon Health and Science University;
School of Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery Department; School of Medicine, OBGYN Department
Trees are part of a large, interconnected community interacting with their own and other species, including forming kin relationships with their genetic relatives.
Trees can also form complex relationships with other species, similar to partnerships or friendships. Birch can compete with young neighbouring conifer trees for light and reduce their growth.
We recognize that people have the power to give birth. We approach our role as one to enhance the space of the birther by providing physical, emotional and informational support and easing the way with the process through being NEAR (Nurturing, Education, Assessment and Referrals in the community). We offer suggestions and ways to support each other throughout the birth process and provide the extra pair of hands so that a family’s precious time together can be spent loving their journey and new baby every step of the way!
Nature is our teacher. A lot of things are happening in nature that show that we can be ready for change. Because we are natural.