Sometimes birth unfolds in a way that can leave you feeling confused, sad, angry or even traumatised. These strong feelings can impact how you see yourself as a mother, woman and partner.
You may have tried to bring up how you are feeling about your birth experience and may have been met with comments like "all that matters is a healthy baby and Mum" or "its time to move on now" or "that's just birth". These comments are invalidating and not helpful. If you have experienced a disappointing or traumatic birth one of the first steps to healing is often to debrief with someone who understands the importance of how birth affects women.
Or maybe you absolutely rocked your amazing birth and want to go over the experience with someone who understands the profound nature of birth!
I offer an in person confidential birth debrief session. This is an opportunity to be heard by someone who 'gets it' and is also a chance to go through your birth in detail to help make sense of what happened. Some women find that getting it all out is enough for them to make peace and begin to move forward with their healing, others may want to have a few sessions over time.
Contact me on 0416 180 207 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can have chat about how I can help.
*This is not an accredited counselling service, I cannot diagnose post-natal depression or anxiety or provide treatment. If after discussion we feel that your needs are out of the scope of a doula I can refer you to local services to receive continued support.