Sometimes an appointment with a birth reflections midwife can help. They can go through your notes and explain how and why things happened the way they did, which, for some people can bring clarity and resolve any negative feelings.
“I had experienced an emotionally and physically traumatic birth and found it very difficult to think about the events or talk about the birth without crying and feeling very upset. I felt that I was let down by the health care system and felt jealous of mums who had easier and happy birth experiences.
I didn’t personally have any reservations as such – I was just wondering which type of therapy would be most helpful for me. I had tried conventional counselling but talking about my negative experience over and over again did little to help me feel better. I am very happy I chose hypnotherapy with Gabrielle instead of continuing the counselling route.
Gabrielle is such a warm and welcoming person, I instantly felt at ease when I met her. She understood my situation and feelings and set out a plan for us to make me feel more positive and make peace with my birth experience. Even after the very first
After working with Gabrielle, I feel much more at ease about my birth experience – I have made peace with what happened and moved on. Whilst it wasn’t an ideal birth, I no longer feel anxiety over it. I am able to put things into perspective and discuss my birth experience without crying and getting upset. I am very grateful for Gabrielle’s help – she truly helped me to feel more confident, happy and positive. I would warmly recommend her services!”