So, you’ve made the transition from pregnant couple to parenthood! Congratulations. It is one of the most amazing and transformative times of your lives. Everyone wants to meet the baby and see you as parents. You share an outline of the time that you have had getting to the point you are at now. BUT - and there is a but –for various different reasons, you often don't get to really tell the tale behind the tale. I believe that there is a very real benefit to talking through your amazing journey with a birth professional, someone who has knowledge of the diversity that is ‘Normal’ in the birthing sense. Someone who can listen well and maybe help to explain anything that is left as a question mark after your birth.
You may have had just the birth that you visualised and have been incredibly well supported by your partner/doula/midwives. However, for some women they are left with a feeling of ‘why?’ and ‘was that really necessary?’. If you have some of these feelings then it may be a good idea to talk them through. Most hospitals have a birth listening service and it might be a good idea to book a session if you feel that you are left with sadness or concerns about the birth of your baby.
If you have recently taken one of my Wise Hippo Birthing Courses you will be offered a birth de-brief in the first month or so of your baby’s arrival. If you think you’ve been missed please do give me a nudge, life is busy and I’m not always perfect! If you took a class with me a while ago and still feel a niggle about your birth then do get in touch with me if you think it would help you to talk about it with me.
Another useful part of this de-brief is that I have lots of knowledge of help that is useful after your baby is born and contacts that could be really useful to you. Feel free to call me to pick my brains if you need info but don't want the de-brief.
With love as always