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Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma

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.

Birth Trauma

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:

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.

Here’s what to expect when you work with us:

Free Phone Consult:

At Bricolage, we extend a free 15-minute phone consultation to make sure we are a good fit to work together. We will discuss what your goals are, explain what therapy will look like, and how your life will be different after working with us. By the end of this call, you will have
a clear idea of your next steps.

Initial Session:

Your first meeting with your therapist will be between 60 and 70 minutes and will allow the two of you to begin to build a relationship.
You will go over the information you provided before this initial session as well as dive into all of the elements of your story. Throughout
this appointment, you and your therapist will work as a team to create your action plan.

Weekly Sessions:

Once you and your therapist begin to work deeply together, you will experience a type of treatment that has been completely tailored
to you and your needs. Your therapist will take keen notice of where you are in your maternal mental health journey and ensure that the exercises you complete in session will bring you a sense of comfort and peace as you move forward.

Completion of Goals

As a team, you and your therapist will continue to evaluate your progress and growth. Eventually, the two of you will recognize that you
are responding to stressors more effectively and that weekly therapy might no longer be necessary. At this point you can choose to come to session less often and together you will decide what level of support you need for the future.

Our team of compassionate professionals will help you tap into the strengths you already possess and guide you to stop looking for the “if” and start taking advantage of the NOW.

Other Reproductive & Perinatal Mental Health Services

Our Expert Clinicians

Therapists, Coaches and Occupational Therapists who work with clients experiencing Family Planning, Pregnancy and Postpartum Related Issues.

LCPC

MAT, LCPC, ATR, PMH-C

MA, LCPC, PMH-C

LCSW

LCPC, ATR-BC, LMHC (FL)

LCSW (in IL & CO), CADC, CODP I

BA

LCSW, PMH-C

M.S.ED, LPC, NCC