Survivors of childhood abuse, sexual assault, and/or a previous disappointing or traumatic birth often need help in thinking through how they want their birth experience to be. Preparing loved ones and medical practitioners can help protect a mother from unnecessary trauma when giving birth and hopefully create an overall more positive experience.
I offer consultation for individuals or couples to create a plan for birth by addressing past wounds and identifying present needs. We can do this over a series of three sessions. These sessions can help clients to relieve stressors in order to have a more enjoyable pregnancy, empowered childbirth and positive postpartum experience.
This brief consultation process is not therapy. Consultation is intended for women or couples with heightened stress or anxiety related to fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, nursing or other perinatal concerns. Sessions are available in Marin or online.