Pregnancy, or the desire to become pregnant, is one of the most physical and emotional journeys you have encountered. It can be stressful, alienating and exhausting at times.
Pregnancy Loss/Miscarriage: Maybe you have experienced loss. Perhaps even multiple losses. You want to have a child, yet you have mixed feelings about another positive pregnancy test because you’re scared to feel that hurt and disappointment again. The people around you are uncomfortable and though they mean well, say things that just hurt you and make you feel worse. Maybe you are actually pregnant now and are feeling fearful of attaching to this pregnancy…..you know, just in case. You know what the term “Rainbow Baby” references. You find yourself trying to manage that sense of anxiety every time you feel a familiar body sensation and what it may or not mean.
Fertility Struggles: Perhaps you have spent countless months with tests and apps–logging, tracking and waiting month after month for some sign of progress or hope. You know what it feels like to hope, dream and plead for something so important to you. You also know that heart wrenching pain of continuous negative pregnancy tests. You envy pregnant women and wonder when it will be your time. Maybe you feel like you have done something wrong, that you are broken, because this dream of being a mom is seeming more like a painful nightmare. You are afraid to hope. But you are more afraid to NOT hope and give up on this dream of being a mom.
Newly Mom: You could have just had your baby. You had a dream of how parenting would look like. This most definitely is not what you pictured. You are exhausted, stressed and overwhelmed. You feel terrified. You feel like you have no idea what you are doing or how things should be done. You cry a lot. There is a lot of fighting. You feel guilty. You are worried that you are messing it up and doing it all wrong. You don’t feel like you even know yourself anymore. There’s simply not enough time to do the things you feel need to be done and it is stressing you out. When you try to be more on top of things, something always disrupts it. You feel those flashes of anger and the frustration. You feel defeated and may even find yourself yelling a lot. Your house is in chaos, you may feel disconnected from those you love most, and you feel like change needs to happen NOW.
Birth Trauma: Maybe you had a scary and painful birth experience that you have not even processed yet. You cannot imagine even thinking about that right now, as you are feeling alone, frustrated and overwhelmed. You grieve the loss of the vision of the birth you desired. Maybe you feel guilty and selfish for thinking that way, as everyone tells you–it all turned out okay. But you cannot seem to get over the sadness, anger and wondering of how it could have been.
You want to feel hopeful and happy again. You want to reconnect with you as a person and feel ‘normal’. You want to feel whole. You want to feel supported and connected to your partner. You want to feel joy in life and that you have purpose and meaning. You want to experience and enjoy parenthood.
I can help. You do not have to feel alone in this. Our work can help you feel more relaxed and calm. You can find that balance, perhaps a new life balance, and feel more contented and fulfilled in your life. You can create meaning in your daily life. You can reconnect with those most important to you and start to feel ‘whole’ again. I can help you process and move past those painful experiences and no longer feel the charge of those memories. You can learn to feel contented in your body and feel proud of who you are.
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