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

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