Do I need a Birth Reflection Session?
Birth and transitioning to parenthood is a challenging time. While there are many moments of joy and happiness, their can also be moments of anxiety and fear.
While the birth of your baby is only the beginning, it can have a profound effect on you as a family and your parenting journey.
If your birth does not go as you had planned or hoped, or complications arose, or your baby was admitted to a neonatal unit then you can be left struggling to understand and manage your feelings. In some cases you can even feel traumatised from everything you have been through.
How you feel about your birth experience matters. Processing those feelings and being able to talk with someone you trust is important to healing. When we are able to share our pain, grieve the loss of a wanted experience, tell our story knowing we are not alone, it can support the transition to parenthood, the acceptance of what we have experienced and help with the first steps towards healing.
Especially can this be important for future pregnancies and births.
What will a Birth Reflections Session Offer?
A Birth Reflection Session allows women and/or their partners to talk about their birth experience in a safe, trusted way so they know their story matters, the way they feel is important. This can enable them to understand their feelings and access any support they need.
In a Birth Reflection Session I will listen to your story. I will give you the space you need to let out those memories that are causing you pain and that fill your mind. I do not offer you solutions, or that I can make the pain go away but I promise will hear you. I will hear all that you are struggling with and you can feel safe in knowing that how you feel matters.
Reflecting on your birth can offer a peace that comes with unburdening ourselves of a story we have held within us and all the feelings we have struggled with. It can also be very powerful to be finally heard and to acknowledge to ourselves that we have suffered, we feel sad, angry or disappointed, maybe letdown too.
It maybe that to others your experience seemed to be positive and so you fear speaking out how you truly feel, or it maybe your experience was actually really positive and you wish to discuss what made it so for you.
A Birth Reflection Session maybe for you if….
- You are struggling with your birth experience
- You want to talk to someone in a safe, non-judgemental way
- You are struggling to accept your feelings
- You want to be finally heard and what you have been through acknowledged
How can I access a session?
If you would like to access a Birth Reflection Session please contact me. Birth Reflection sessions are usually on a one-to-one basis and can be done in person (depending on locality) or on the phone, by email or over skype.
What is the cost of a Birth Reflection Session?
I ask for a small fee to cover my time only. Please contact me for more information.
Why do I offer Birth Reflection Sessions?
I have lived through the pain and the anguish of Birth Trauma and Perinatal PTSD and have made the journey to what I call ‘recovery’. I know the loneliness that comes from feeling not heard, or that your feelings don’t matter.
Often we are told, ‘a health baby is all that matters‘ but this is so not true.
You deserve to be heard, your deserve to no longer hold your story deep within you where is causes you deep pain. For me being heard, having my experience acknowledged set me on the road to healing.
This is what I want for other’s too.
You matter too!
If you would like to know more please contact me.
You can do so by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Emma x