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PRIVATE BIRTH PREPARATION CONSULTATIONS

birth preparation consultations for survivors of abuse and trauma

ARE YOU A SURVIVOR OF ABUSE OR TRAUMA? CONSIDER A PRIVATE CONSULT TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR BIRTH.

Statistics show 1 in 3 women have suffered some form of abuse in their life and 25-35% describe their birth experience as traumatic. These experiences can have a profound effect on pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. Now is the time to do the hard work of healing, to ensure parenthood gets off to the best start.

I am honored to work with persons who have a history of abuse or trauma and are preparing for a positive birth experience. My one-on-one consultations are designed to strategize realistic options to help you have a safe, empowering birth experience, whatever that looks like for you. These are not counseling sessions, therefore it is not necessary to relive painful details of the past, rather we will gently discuss your individual triggers and focus on practical alternatives that will both build your confidence and give you realistic tools moving forward.

I like to allow time for discussion and strategizing while not overwhelming you. Therefore, I prefer to plan for two, 2 hour sessions where we can work at your pace. My rate for each session is $150. If cost is preventing you from getting the help you need, please contact me and we can talk about a sliding scale.

I received my training from Selena Shelley, MA, LMHC, CD(DONA), LCCE Psychotherapist and Trainer. My materials are based on the book, “From Trauma to Triumph: When Survivors Give Birth” by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus