Perinatal Birth Counseling

Women experience a wide range of physical and emotional experiences during pregnancy.  Sometimes the transitions women go through deserve deeper exploration. Counseling can help ease normal worries and fears while providing a safe space for women to explore their feelings as they prepare for motherhood.  Women who have sought perinatal counseling services have felt more prepared and capable for birth, and report an easier, more satisfying birth experience.
Holistic Childbirth offers the Peterson-Method of Body Centered Hypnosis (BCH) to support women with the unique counseling needs in and around their pregnancy.  BCH uses counseling, visualization, hypnosis, education, and creative outlets to provide women and their partners an opportunity to explore the many emotions that commonly occur during preconception, pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Women experiencing the following might be interested in this valuable resource:

  • fears, ambivalence, and anxieties in pregnancy, birth, and parenting
  • a desire to heal from prior pregnancies, losses, or traumatic birth experiences
  • a desire to reduce stress about pregnancy and birth, while developing confidence in birthing and parenting
  • a desire to work towards a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • concerns that history of sexual or physical abuse might impact their birthing or parenting
  • a desire to identify her own coping style for pain
  • a history of postpartum depression or trouble adjusting to parenthood
  • a history of miscarriage and perinatal loss
  • a desire to process a past birth experience or adjustment to parenthood
  • a normal pregnancy with a wish to explore their vision of birth, and to deepen the connection with their baby and birth experience

“The hypnosis exercise that Kate took me through undoubtedly gave me confidence and reassurance that I could have a healthy birth.”
- JS, 2009 

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Kate shared…an important moment… and will be in our hearts forever.

Kate’s class was tailored to fit our particular needs.
- L&D

Kate listens to your concerns with great empathy and knows exactly what a woman…needs to hear.
- JS

Upcoming Events, Classes & Workshops

   October  2014 »
  • Beyond What to Expect Holistic Childbirth Classes
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 30, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 201 Dey Street, Suite 203
    Description: 6 Week comprehensive, evidence-based and fun Childbirth Education Series. Class Blurb: Couples are faced with many decisions to navigate as they make the best choices for themselves. I believe that childbirth education is profoundly important in helping women and couples explore their options while they prepare for birth and the transition into parenthood.

    Rather than teach one type of labor support, classes are designed to help couples understand the birth process. By helping them understand the array of options available and teaching a wide range of coping strategies to help couples have a satisfying birth experience, the goal is to connect parents to their strengths and beliefs about birth. By providing women and partners with a range of evidence-based information, I encourage them to follow their instincts in birth, empowering them to make the choices that are right for their body, their birth and their baby.