Gentle Birth Craniosacral
As many practitioners who train and grow their experience in birth work, I experienced birth trauma as an infant and in giving birth to my own daughter. In the mid-90's I was a volunteer baby holder at Seattle Children's Hospital where I worked with NICU and failure to thrive babies. From there, I continued my training in craniosacral therapy, osteopathic approaches to treatment, midwifery apprenticeships, baby body language and more. My practice is not just trauma informed, but supporting the healing mechanisms within the body to heal from trauma.
My experience has taught me the importance of treating the whole family. I often work with Mom's on their journey to becoming mother in preparation of their birth and follow them in treatment post-partum. I also coach the partner in how to work with their baby and treat baby from the impacts of birth.
My approach is gentle and holding a space of deep listening and empathic restraint. In my experience, there is not a one size fits all treatment. Each birth parent, partner and baby have their own unique story that may be integrated in a supportive gentle environment.