Pregnancy and Birth
Pregnancy is an exciting but anxious time, transforming you from an independent person to a duo. Perhaps you’ve had a journey prior to becoming pregnant that you’d like to discuss, maybe you have worries about becoming a parent or a fear of birth. You may have had a difficult birth experience with a previous pregnancy, or you may be wondering how you will create room in your life for this new arrival. You may just want to have a space to think about all of the changes that are happening physically, psychologically and practically.
We can work together in a number of ways during your pregnancy and to prepare for birth.
I am a trained Fertility2Birth Hypnobirthing practitioner, and I bring my psychology skills and knowledge to all of my work around birth. Please contact me to discuss a package personalised to your needs. This might range from a one off intensive hypnobirthing session, to a more comprehensive three session programme, or a combination of hypnobirthing and therapy if you wish to discuss your current feelings in more depth. These sessions offer you and your birth partner the opportunity to not only learn hypnobirthing tools and techniques, but also explore your feelings about pregnancy, birth and parenthood. The sessions will help you remove the fears associated with birth, explore your expectations and ideals around birth, establish a clear role for your birth partner, explain the physical process and help you create a flexible plan. Please contact me to talk about the options available to you.
I also specialise in seeing parents or couples after a traumatic birth, to support you through recovery from a difficult birth experience or help you prepare for a birth after trauma. Please get in touch to think about whether this would be helpful for you.
As well as these specific programmes, I am also happy to meet with you for therapy during pregnancy, or following birth. I run the local Positive Birth Movement meetings too, and would love to meet you to hear about your hopes for your pregnancy and birth.