Your unique pregnancy journey…
Becoming pregnant can be an exciting, joyful time
but it can also be the cause of much anxiety, overwhelm or loss.
Part of my passion in providing perinatal support is opening the up the space
to talk about areas of pregnancy that people might find challenging.
We are often told what we are supposed to feel
but what do you actually feel?
Mum’s the Word Therapy provides a safe and supportive space for the following issues:
Miscarriage and Loss
These are often the babies that nobody wants to talk about yet it is so important for the recovery of all involved, to give those babies the acknowledgment in death that they would have received in life. Pregnancy loss or stillbirth is a devastating, often life-changing event. Women need support to acknowledge and grieve, and space to process their emotions.
Birth trauma relates to difficulties experienced during or after childbirth. Birth trauma can be emotional and psychological as well as physical. Your experiences may have left you feeling upset, depressed or angry.
Anxiety and Depression
Both can occur before, during and after a pregnancy. You might be feeling tired, isolated, overwhelmed, stressed, tearful and low. It might be hard to concentrate or you lose track of tasks. You might be feeling far from ‘good enough’ about anything.
Sometimes parenting difficulties can occur due to your own experiences in childhood. If you were unhappy as a child or suffered abuse, these experiences can resurface and affect the relationship you have with your child. They can also undermine your confidence as a parent.
Please take a look at the guest blog I have written on miscarriage and pregnancy after loss here.
How therapy can help…
Mum’s the Word Therapy can help to support you by
acknowledging your experience
giving you a safe space to express your emotions
supporting you to process your feelings
Working holistically with the mind, body and spirit, you will feel
better able to cope
Let Mum’s the Word Therapy support you on your journey
in whatever way you need.