Birth Processing


Even a birth that ends in a healthy baby and an overall positive birth experience may have some pieces that, by themselves, could benefit from processing.


Factors That May Contribute to Unresolved Feelings After Birth:

• A long labor, or a very fast painful labor

• Lack of privacy or dignity

​• Feeling unheard or coerced

​• Fear for baby’s or your own safety

​• NICU stay

​• Previous trauma

• Not feeling adequately supported

• Unexpected cesarean birth

Some of the feelings you may be experiencing include:

• Anger

• Resentment

​• Disempowerment

​• Confusion

​• Isolation

​• Ambivalence

• Guilt

• Regret

​• Fear

​• Sadness

​• Grief