Giving birth to your baby can be the most empowering and magical experience, however, sometimes it's not at all what we had hoped and wished for. There are various reasons why women (and their partners) sometimes are left feeling disappointed with certain aspects of their baby's birth and find it difficult to make sense of what happened.
As an experienced doula with counselling skills, I can offer a listening ear and hear your story in a completely non-judgemental way. I will listen carefully and hopefully be able to help you make some sense about why and what happened. It is sometimes easier to speak to someone who is not emotionally close to you and your family or the NHS. I have read thousands of birth stories as a doula course facilitator and have also supported many couples through childbirth.
The birth of a baby is not just about having a safe birth where the mother and baby are both healthy. That is important but it is also important that as a new mother, you are given the right to express feelings of disappointment and sadness, if the birth experience was not what you had imagined. Some women might want to talk about their feelings soon after the birth while others take longer to feel ready. It is never too late to talk a birth over!
These sessions can be done in person, on the phone or via Zoom.