Birth is a profoundly life changing experience and your memories and experiences stay with you forever. Day to day life with a new baby is challenging and this can be even harder when having to deal with thoughts and feelings following a traumatic experience. Hyper-vigilance, recurrent thoughts, anxiety, sleep problems, memory loss, flashbacks, panic and sadness are all trauma symptoms that can affect day to day life.
You don’t have to feel owned by your birth experience and you can move on. It is possible to look back on your birth with more neutral feelings that do not provoke such extreme reactions and feelings of grief and anxiety.
Your life as a new parent can be so much easier when there is peace and calm rather than fear and panic.
A birth debrief is a chance to talk through your birth experience with a trained and experienced professional and can lead to understanding and acceptance which can enable normal healing processes. A debrief can take place soon after birth (within 8 weeks) or at any time - months or years later.
Your birth debrief can involve a discussion about your experiences, memories and the impact this has on your life. In addition to this you can request a copy of your birth notes which can add to understanding of events and decisions made.
A thorough debrief can dispel feelings of confusion, sadness and anxiety and avoid longer term consequences of trauma.
If you are more than 8 weeks post-birth and still experiencing PTSD symptoms you may benefit from seeking treatment. Delivered across 2 or 3 sessions it is possible to relieve the symptoms related to your birth experience.
3 Step Rewind is a simple and effective process to lift the symptoms of PTSD by activating your own natural healing through deep relaxation and guiding memories with a trained practitioner.
If you are one of the 1 in 3 parents who describe their birth experience as traumatic, or if you have any unanswered questions regarding your birth please get in touch.
Birth Debrief ~ £50
3 Step Rewind (2-3 sessions) ~ £250
Additional Aromatherapy Massage ~ £30