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Fertility Challenges

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

  • Infertility challenges

  • Difficult pregnancy support

  • Attachment repair therapy

  • Perinatal support

 

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.

Learn more about Lifespan Integration Therapy

 

Infertility Resources

resolve.org

Yoga for Fertility: http://yogaforfertility.net/

Conquering Infertility - Book by Alice Domar

Unsung Lullabies - Book by Janet Jaffe

Perinatal Resources

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

Know someone who is in need of Perinatal support? Find resources and therapists locally at http://perinatalsupport.org/ or internationally at https://www.postpartum.net/