Birth story medicine

Our stories are made by those who receive them

Are you ready to feel a shift in how you feel about your pregnancy, birth* or postpartum experience?

* Whenever I mention ‘birth’, I include all birth; including miscarriage, abortion and stillbirth. I see birth related experiences as any experience connected to your journey from conception, pregnancy, birth into the 4th trimester.

Birth by its nature changes us. Challenging or unresolved feelings following a birth related experience are understandable. Experiencing a longing for your birth story to be seen, heard and received is natural. We live in a culture where there are so many different opinions, judgements and beliefs around birth which can make it feel hard, confusing and even unsafe for us to talk about freely. If you’re having difficultly talking about your birth experience or carry feelings about it that are affecting the way you feel about yourself, your relationships and your ability to show up fully in your life, birth story medicine can help you. You do not have to walk this path alone.

I see time and again how much acceptance and relief is found through the sharing and telling of our birth stories in a held space. This is the case even (and especially) if it feels very difficult. I can support and guide you to explore and express anything in your story that is impacting you. We do this work at a pace that works for you, in a confidential, judgement free space. I describe the space I hold as brave yet trauma informed because we will go deep only once you and your body are ready.  

In a culture where the journey from conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond isn’t acknowledged enough, it becomes profound work to claim the birth stories that shape who we are (becoming).

Is it time for your birth story to be held and heard?

Birth story medicine sessions benefit anyone wanting to feel more at ease with their birth or birth related experience (birthing people, fathers, birth partners and birth professionals).

As a trained birth story listener, I guide story tellers through a gentle yet powerful process of sharing their story to explore any challenging or unresolved feelings and arrive at a place of self compassion and acceptance for what happened. Sessions are held in a confidential, brave, trauma informed space and involve active, compassionate listening alongside mentoring and solution focused therapy techniques.

Each session and each story teller is completely unique; yet all stories shared in this way respect the story teller’s real experience and real feelings to support them to accept and own what happened from a place of self compassion. I am deeply moved by the difference a single session can make to people’s lives. 

Your investment

Sessions last an hour and are valued at £75. We can meet online or in person. Privacy (and childcare if necessary) is required during your session. 

Click the link below or email me at hello@pellarandpollen.com to book your session. 

Concessions

If finances are a barrier for you in receiving support, please get in touch. I offer 2 concessionary consultations (available on a sliding scale of £50-75) a month which can be booked up in advance when needed.

For information about access to concessions, please read my financial accessibility statement

Cancellation policy

At the time of booking your consultation, I ask you to pay in full to confirm your booking. By paying the fee for the session you indicate your agreement to these cancellation terms. If you have any questions about the policy please discuss them with me before paying for your session. If you need to reschedule or cancel the consultation after you have paid the following cancellation terms apply:

~ Consultations may be rescheduled free of charge or fully refunded with 48 hours notice.

May your story be heard and held in the presence of someone who will honour both your vulnerability and your resilience.