The birth of your child did not go the way you expected. Whether it was medical complications, questionable hospital staff behavior, or a sudden change in the birth plan you had in place for months, you are now finding it difficult to get past the event.

Being present with your new baby and your new life seems impossible. When you remember the birth of your child, you might notice that you feel anxious, scared, sad, or angry. Or you might avoid things that remind you of the birth experience. Maybe you are blaming yourself for things “going wrong”, feeling disappointed, or feeling “less than” other moms. You might even feel resentment towards your baby.

When going through something as intense as childbirth, the event is not only stored in your memory, but also your body. In response to this, you may notice that you:

  • Re-experience the event over and over again 
  • Avoid things associated with the event such as the hospital or doctors’ office, articles about childbirth, or other new moms
  • Feel irritable, have difficulty sleeping, or get startled easily
  • Experience anxiety and panic attacks
  • Feel out of touch with reality 
  • Feel disappointed, humiliated, or even want to forget the whole experience
  • Feel anger towards yourself, the medical team, or your partner

At Bricolage Wellness, we will provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for you to talk about your experience. We will help you make sense of the feelings that come up when you think about the birth of your child. You will be given a safe outlet to remember the life changing moment when your baby was born.

Using proven techniques that address trauma, such as EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Yoga and Narrative Therapies, you will be able to remember the birth of your child through clear vision, and be able to tell your story without fear, shame, or disappointment.

Ready to take a step towards being present in your life? Schedule your free 15 minute consultation or new client session.

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