Birth Story Medicine
When an unexpected event occurs any time during the childbearing year that "cracks" the birthing woman or their birth "attendant" open, a trained and compassionate birth story-listener can help to gently excavate and gather the shattered, scattered, precious bits.
If the tincture of time, trying to brush it off, or telling your story over and over has only provided temporary relief, consider making an appointment with me for a Birth Story Medicine Session.
What is emotional birth trauma?
Anyone who gives birth or witnesses a birth (a birthing mother, father, or birth attendant) can experience emotional birth trauma. They may feel deep sadness, regret, anger, shame, grief, blame, numbness, or disappointment about event(s) that happened surrounding the birth. While some people avoid thinking about certain parts of the birth, others mentally re-play moments over and over again, wondering what should have been done differently. They may try to sort it out on their own or just brush it off. And while talking about it, swapping stories, or venting with similarly wounded moms may provide temporary relief, these approaches do not bring lasting resolution or healing. So, what does?
Birth Story Medicine® is different – and it works.
Birth Story Medicine® is an uplifting guided personal-growth process that brings insight, resolution, and healing after a difficult or disappointing birth. This unique model has its roots in Pam England’s (Birthing From Within) personal journey of learning and healing after her unexpected, traumatic cesarean birth. Birth Story Healing has been continually refined over decades of listening to birth stories and through the vision, observations, and creative adaptations and integration of others’ work.
It is never too soon, nor too late, to find new meaning and healing in your birth story.
Here are some ways to get started
I offer individual Birth Story Medicine Listening Sessions, Birth Story Medicine Workshops, & Birth Story Medicine Retreats.
(also check the community calendar for free events)
Please note that Birth Story Medicine® is not counseling or psychotherapy and it is not a substitute for treatment.