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Helping you move forward after birth trauma

Specialist psychological therapy to process a difficult birth.

You shouldn't be left feeling upset when you think about your birth experience

It can be very difficult to know how to recover when you’ve experienced birth trauma. Even a medically ‘straightforward’ birth can be experienced as traumatic by the person giving birth or their partner.

Perhaps you ended up having an emergency c-section after planning a water birth. Maybe there was a medical problem with you or your baby, or you felt ignored by people who were supposed to be caring for you. Instead of being joyful and happy, as you had imagined it, your experience of giving birth felt lonely and frightening.

It wasn’t your fault and it wasn’t because you didn’t try hard enough.

Now, even weeks or months afterwards, it may be impossible to stop remembering what happened, no matter how hard you try to avoid the reminders. This would be hard enough but you also have the small matter of a baby to take care of.

I know you want to feel differently when you think about your birth experience, and I understand the issues you face; it’s hard to talk about what happened, people don’t understand. Understanding your experience is why I created Better Beginnings.

Make sense of what happened

A safe space to help you make sense of the events around your birth trauma.

Process the trauma

Psychological intervention based on birth trauma therapy shown to work, such as EMDR.

Feel safe and connected again

Live again in the now and move towards things that matter.

I provide specialist psychological therapy to help you process a difficult birth

I have helped other people like you with birth trauma therapy.

Understanding your experience is why I specialise in this work. It is important to have a safe space to make sense of the events around yours or your partners birth experience.

I also draw upon psychological therapy such as EMDR to gently help you process some of the upsetting experiences which may feel like they have become stuck; this can help you develop a different relationship with these upsetting memories so they feel less distressing. Helping you to feel like a happier version of yourself, and really enjoy your baby’s first birthday (rather than remembering what you were going through this time last year).

Dr. Miriam Inder - Clinical Psychologist

How it works

Step one

Book a
consultation

Get in touch using the contact form and we can book a free 15-minute consultation, where we discuss your needs.

Step two

Create a plan
together

Knowing we are the right fit, we meet (either in-person or online) and begin by creating a shared understanding and treatment plan.

Step three

Start moving
forward again

Together we will work through your difficulties using psychological therapy to help you move toward the life you want.