Sometimes having a baby doesn't go to plan.
Sometimes everything snowball's out of your control and what should have been a wonderful empowering experience is stressful, fearful and fearful.
Sometimes it is traumatic.
Before my first rewind session I had a lot of anxiety and guilt about my the birth of my little boy over a year ago now. I felt like I had let him down and anytime I remembered it I physically felt heavy about how it had played out. I felt like I had missed that beautiful 'mummy' moment that everybody talks about where you look at your baby and think wow this beautiful creature is mine.
I wasn't convinced that the rewind would do a lot to help me, but even in the session I could feel my perspective on the birth change. When I look back on my sons' birth now I feel lighter. I don't see the the unplanned aspects as failures, just part of his beautiful birth story, even the language I used to talk about it has changed. I can see all the lovely moments that were previously lost and I found my 'mummy' moment.
It has allowed me to feel relaxed and calm about the birth of my second baby, believing that however his story turns out it will be beautiful and exactly how it needs to be. 2017
If you feel you have been traumatised giving birth, then you have. Whether you are a Mum, a Dad, a doula or a midwife.
Symptoms can range but if you have flashbacks, nightmares, depression, panic attacks and anxiety following a birth, these are all symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.
If you feel anxious and sad whenever you think about your birth, then this is traumatic for you.
There is a treatment which can help.
It is called the 3-step rewind technique and is a simple, safe and effective relaxation technique. It cannot change the traumatic experience, but it alters the emotional response that occurs when you think of it.
In the safe environment of my doula den, I would suggest the following:
-relaxation and rewind technique
-tapping or EFT
The initial session is usually 90 minutes long, but can be longer, and I usually recommend a follow-up session.
The initial session is £40, and the follow up £30.
If you would like an informal chat then call Lucy 07526116850 or send me an email via my Contact Me
You don't have to live with the sadness and guilt.
with Lucy Shutes
with Lucy Shutes