Helping You to Recover from a Traumatic Birth Experience
The birth of a baby is a life-changing experience for everyone. Sadly, sometimes, women’s experiences of birth are anything but the joyful event they hoped for. It is a shocking fact that every year, in the UK, some 30,000 women will suffer a traumatic birth experience. My services can help you to resolve your symptoms of trauma.
“I was hopeful that ‘rewind’ would help and within three days I felt an overwhelming relief from symptoms that have dogged me on and off for a long time. Thank you Catherine” – Bee
When birth doesn’t go to plan…
When your birth doesn’t go to plan, or how you imagined, you can be left feeling disappointed and, very often, emotionally distressed. Sadly, there are often limiting or negative emotions attached to the memories of birth and these emotions can cause physical and mental symptoms such as anxiety and even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This can be the case for those who gave birth as well as the birth partners present with them.
Sometimes, these limiting emotions and symptoms can begin to affect your everyday life having an impact on general enjoyment of life, your relationships and even your ability to care for yourself and others. Our services can help you to “detach” these unhelpful emotions to enable you to get back to enjoying living your life everyday.
Your birth experience matters.
Your experience of birth is unique, and your feelings about your birth are personal to you. A healthy baby is not all that matters. How you feel matters too.
Not all birth trauma is physical or even as a result of a difficult birth. It could have been a lack of support through the birth process, a feeling of isolation or even a strained relationship. All experiences around birth can affect your mind and body which may leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or even suffering symptoms of PTSD or just not feeling how you imagined, or would like.
“Catherine was very patient, friendly and approachable.
We felt comfortable and were able to ask as many questions.
In between sessions she would keep in touch with us to see how we were doing and if we had any questions.”- Harpreet
KGHypnobirthing antenatal classes
Preparing for your birth, be it your first, second, third or subsequent baby, is a positive step you can take to help create a positive birth experience. Your preparation may include a hypnobirthing course, pregnancy yoga, antenatal classes and having the right support network around you during this amazing time in your life. When we get married, buy a house, a car or even a new kitchen we put time and effort into researching our options and preferences, planning and making sure that we make all the necessary preparations. Welcoming a new baby into your family requires as much investment, if not more.
Now is the time to invest in your family’s future, to help make your journey into parenthood calm, relaxed and joyful.
Antenatal and Postnatal Midwifery Services
Whether you’ve just found out you’re pregnant, are approaching your birth or have just become a new parent, you might like some additional personalised or different care and support to that offered by the NHS. Having someone experienced and knowledgeable can help you make the right choices for you and your family during pregnancy, for your best birth, and in those early days with your newborn. Sometimes you just want to be able to talk to a professional on your terms. See more..
Massage & Relaxation
We all need touch and human contact. A relaxing massage can be just the tonic you need after a hard week at work or a harder week at home with babies and children. Whether you’re pregnant, recently given birth or just fancy a bit of “you time” I can help melt away all that tension and help you relax.
Treat yourself or a loved one by booking a massage from our selection today or order a gift voucher so they can choose their preferred treatment.