Planning a Healing Birth Session


What’s Included:

  • Session Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Eligibility: Those who have had a ‘Healing Birth Trauma’ session with me.
  • Address fears affecting perception of upcoming birth.
  • Explore necessary steps for a healing, positive, and empowering birth.
  • Follow-up email within 48 hours with healing steps and resource links

Planning a healing birth after experiencing birth trauma is a crucial step for many individuals. Birth trauma can have lasting physical, emotional, and psychological effects, and planning a healing birth can help address and mitigate these effects. Here are several reasons why someone might choose to plan a healing birth after experiencing birth trauma:

  • Resolution and Healing: The primary goal of planning a healing birth is to find resolution and healing from the trauma of a previous birth experience. It offers an opportunity to process and address the emotional wounds and negative memories associated with the trauma.
  • Empowerment and Control: A healing birth plan allows individuals to regain a sense of control and empowerment over their birthing experience. This can be particularly important for those who felt helpless or out of control during their traumatic birth.
  • Reducing Anxiety and Fear: Trauma survivors often experience heightened anxiety and fear related to childbirth. A healing birth plan can include strategies and support systems to reduce these anxieties, such as counselling, relaxation techniques, and a supportive birthing environment.
  • Positive Birth Experience: By planning a healing birth, individuals aim to create a positive and affirming birth experience that contrasts with their previous traumatic one. This can help rewrite the narrative surrounding childbirth and build positive associations with the birthing process.
  • Reducing the Risk of Re-traumatization: Without intervention, there is a risk that individuals who experienced birth trauma may re-experience similar trauma during subsequent births. Planning a healing birth aims to reduce this risk by providing safeguards and support.
  • Improved Emotional Well-Being: A healing birth can contribute to improved emotional well-being during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum. It can reduce the likelihood of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health issues related to childbirth trauma.
  • Creating Positive Memories: A healing birth plan allows individuals to create positive and cherished memories of childbirth. This can have long-lasting effects on self-esteem, confidence, and feelings of self-worth.
  • Healthy Bonding: For those giving birth to their child, a healing birth can promote healthy bonding between the birthing person and the baby, which may have been disrupted or hindered by the trauma of a previous birth.
  • Improved Physical Recovery: A healing birth plan can include preferences for pain management and medical interventions that align with the individual's needs and reduce the risk of physical complications or injuries during childbirth.
  • Advocacy and Self-Care: Planning a healing birth encourages self-advocacy and self-care. It empowers individuals to voice their preferences, set boundaries, and make informed decisions about their birthing experience.
  • Respect for Autonomy: It respects the birthing person's autonomy and right to make choices about their body and birthing process, which may have been disregarded or violated during a traumatic birth.

Overall, planning a healing birth after birth trauma is about reclaiming agency, promoting well-being, and creating a positive and transformative birthing experience. It acknowledges that healing is possible and that individuals deserve a birth that aligns with their values, preferences, and emotional needs.


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