Birth Story Mentor
Throughout the childbearing year, you crossed invisible, unexpected personal thresholds. With each crossing, you entered new territory, the Unknown, which was unknowable before living through your rite of passage. Because birth is a rite of passage, there was at least one unexpected moment during your ordeal that left you feeling shocked, confused, betrayed, ashamed, or powerless. You may be asking yourself, Who Am I? or How did this happen to me?, if what you believed or expected, or who you thought you would be in labor, was not realized.
If tincture of time, trying to brush it off, or telling your story over and over
has only provided temporary relief,
make an appointment for a Birth Story Medicine session.
Know that your unwished-for, turning moment is an inevitable, unavoidable part of your transformation and soulful initiation. The "price" for knowledge is the loss of innocence and trust, core beliefs and assumptions, and your best-laid plans in mythic transformations. In completing your heroic journey, you will come full circle and know what there was no way of knowing except by losing your way, losing your innocence and trust, and forgetting what you thought you knew. Among the gifts of a profound transformation are humility, true wisdom, and compassion.
Your Birth Story Medicine® session will provide refuge and a guided personal-growth process that will bring insight, resolution, and healing. When there is a need to understand what happened in the body, birthplace, or management, drawing from my background as a nurse-midwife, I may help bring clarity.
My search for answers after my difficult labor, cesarean birth, and postpartum depression prompted me to find a story map. So many others have also reclaimed self-worth, self-love, and compassion for themselves and everyone in our birth culture using this map.
You will be amazed at what can change in just one uplifting Birth Story Medicine session.
I offer private, individual, and confidential one-hour sessions to mothers, fathers/partners, and birth professionals. I rarely lead birth story sessions with couples because, although you were in the same room, in a way, you were not in the same labor/birth. Each storyteller needs different Medicine.
We can meet by phone, Zoom, or in person in Santa Fe where I live; and when I travel, you may also be able to schedule an in-person appointment.
My fee is a sliding scale from $75 to $110. When you call to make your appointment, we'll negotiate the fee, then you can send a check or pay through paypal.
Call to make an appointment,