Individualized Birth education and Counseling?
One on one personalized focused support, education and exploration to support an upcoming birth or process a past birth.
This is a time to explore your thoughts, fears and concerns related to birth. Working with me to create a path forward. Perhaps you want to have a positive birth with your current pregnancy and you have concerns. Maybe you had a difficult birth and it is weighing on your heart and soul.
I meet with you, in person or on zoom, and explore your unique concerns. We start by talking and we go where you need the counseling to go. Your needs are unique, your path forward will unfold as we explore your concerns.
Who can benefit from this work?
If, when you think about your upcoming birth, you feel a flush of anxiety and fear, I can help you. Help you find you calm place of certainty. The place where you can work from to let your labor unfold. The place where you can know how to move forward towards the birth of your child.
I am a Midwife I attended births for 20 year, caring for over a thousand women. Over this time, it became very clear to me that the fears, worry and traumas of our lives can have a deep impact on how we birth. Often these concerns, if not resolved, results in difficult labors.
Some women have significant anxiety and fear surrounding their thoughts about labor and birth. Fear has a huge impact on your ability to relax and trust the birth process. Working through this before labor can have a hugely positive impact on your birth.
If your personal image of yourself has difficulty including “mother” you may have a hard time letting your body go to have the baby that will make you a mother. Working through this before your birth can make a huge difference.
If loss, abandonment, trauma or abuse has touched your life then having a baby may be challenging for you. Letting go into the intensity of birth may be hard. Working on your concerns before labor can be very helpful to bring you to the birth experience that you want.
Having had difficult prior birth experiences: induction, cesarean birth, or significant birth complication —all of these can have a impact on your subsequent labors. The how and why of that impact can be explored and worked through. The more you work it through, the less impact it has on your daily life and your subsequent births.
Generally the impact caused by all these challenges is not good. I see women’s bodies shutting down, not going into labor. Labor stalling. The results are increased rates of induction, labor augmentation (Pitocin drips) and cesarean deliveries. The saddest impact is a women’s loss of the experience of the birth that she desires.
Deep Healing is Possible
Looking at your past and letting go into the present. Letting yourself be cared for is one of the deepest healings we can have. Again and again I have helped women move through their past experiences. Whether you are feeling general anxiety or specific concerns with your first birth or wanting to heal from difficulties from a prior birth, I can help you work through these concerns.
Find your healing
I ask for an initial commitment of three 60 minute sessions, in person or zoom. This is to give you the time to explore your issues and us to begin the work to help bring you into a new place.
To schedule your first session, you can go to my “contact me” page and email me, I will get back with you shortly. I answer emails during regular business hours.
Costs for a 60 minute session is $100 payable via Paypal or credit card on line before your session. You can pay as you go. If you are meeting me in my office, you are welcome to pay with cash, check or credit card at your visit.