The road to becoming a parent is not always easy. If you are struggling to become pregnant, you may feel that each day, week, and month is a new trauma and a new loss. You may also feel as though you are the “only one” - you are not. Approximately 1 in 8 couples experience difficulty conceiving, and many of these couples go on to become parents.
I will work with you to heal the trauma that comes with fertility challenges in order to create the emotional space to take on the journey to becoming the parent you were supposed to be.
Difficult Pregnancy, Traumatic Birth, and Perinatal Support
Pregnancy and birth bring on their own set of challenges and potential traumas. Individuals that have experienced sexual abuse, molestation, medical trauma, or previous pregnancy losses or traumatic birth, face an especially tender and vulnerable path. If you have faced any of these challenges, it could be difficult to enjoy your pregnancy, bond with your baby, or feel prepared to even become pregnant or give birth.
My special areas of therapeutic focus include ~
PTSD therapy for traumatic birth experience or pregnancy loss
Difficult pregnancy support
Attachment repair therapy
I am certified in Lifespan Integration, which is a gentle body-mind based treatment used for resolving and healing traumatic life experiences, attachment issues, and PTSD throughout the whole lifespan. With Lifespan Integration, trauma can feel like a distant memory so you can live the life you deserve without the daily effects of trauma or PTSD.
National infertility resources and support groups: resolve.org
Yoga for Fertility: http://yogaforfertility.net/
Conquering Infertility - Book by Alice Domar
Unsung Lullabies - Book by Janet Jaffe
Fussy Baby Network: Phone and in-home support for parents of babies that cry - 206.906.9622
The Early Days support groups: http://www.theearlydays.net/support-groups.html
Nurturing Expressions for lactation support: https://www.nurturingexpressions.com
Perinatal Support Washington: http://perinatalsupport.org/