Birth Story Healing
Sometimes feelings about birth remain unsettled. Sadness, guilt, pain, regret, or anger can linger for months or even years after your baby is born. If you're experiencing negative feelings about your birth, there is hope. Birth Story Medicine® is for all birth stories that need some healing, especially if you've experienced:
An undesired intervention or outcome
A difficult birth
A homebirth that transferred to the hospital
A fast (precipitous) birth
Mistreatment by a care provider or loved one
As a Doula and Childbirth Educator, I have walked through the birth journey with hundreds of families and am able to offer a unique perspective. I understand the complexity of your experience. During a guided birth story session, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to talk through one or two memories from your birth that have caused you grief. Each session focuses on you, your personal birth journey, and the unique medicine needed to mend your wound. Through our time together you will discover something hidden in your story that will unlock healing for you and allow you to relate to your birth experience in a new way. After sorting and unpacking your burden, you can move forward in forgiveness, greater self-awareness, and peace. One birth story session can make a powerful and lasting difference.
Birth Story Medicine®, created by Pam England, works for experiences lived anytime during the childbearing year: pregnancy, birth, or postpartum and for those who have been witnesses to birth trauma (partners, doulas, care providers). It is also helpful for those who desire support as they prepare for an upcoming birth.
Birth story sessions are approximately 60-90 minutes and should be done at a time when you have childcare so that you can give the session your full attention.
Cost: $50 (zoom), $75 (in-person, Los Angeles area)
If you'd like to learn more about Birth Story Medicine, listen to my colleague Guina Bixler discuss Birth Story Medicine on the Find Your Village Podcast.