Birth Story Integration & Healing
$150 - 2 hours
Would you like to gain new perspectives into your birth story? Birth is one of life's most profound and powerful events, with the potential to heal or highlight deep wounds within us. A traumatic, unexpected, challenging or difficult birth can evoke patterns, memories and a range of emotions which can linger for years, even lifetimes, manifesting in different ways.
Birth Story Healing is a gentle guided process that helps the storyteller (you) find insight, resolution, new meaning and healing to a disappointing, traumatic, or 'sticky' pregnancy, birth or postnatal experience. The process enables the story teller to move from shame, blame or guilt, through to actively finding new solutions and to reclaiming compassion for herself, and everyone touched by the birth.
If you are motivated to find new meaning where you've been feeling stuck, to move towards desired change and through vulnerability, then please contact me for a Birth Story Healing session. These sessions are also particularly valuable for any parent in preparing for a subsequent birth, making space for the new experience to unfold.
In-person and zoom sessions available.
Sacred Postpartum Session
$150 - 2 hours
In wise cultures and traditions, the newly birthed mother is welcomed back into the fold of her community and honoured for the journey she has taken to meet her new baby. A Sacred Postpartum session with Cath can be one-on-one, or can include members of the new mother's community - her close friends and loved ones.
The session includes ritual and ceremony, tailored to meet the newborn mother's needs and tastes, but may include a postpartum herbal/flower bath, yoni steam, massage, henna, belly binding, storytelling and a 'closing the bones' ritual. This is a beautiful gift for any new mama, and is suitable from a week postpartum until many years later. Postpartum is lifelong!
A sacred postpartum session is included in your midwifery postnatal care package.
Birth Preparation & Mentoring
$150 - 2 hours
Honest, intelligent, soulful.
Grow your knowledge, determination and flexibility needed for an informed, autonomous and empowered birth experience.
Cath's comprehensive prenatal preparation sessions are dynamic, fun, informative and thought-provoking. They build a foundation for birthing with awareness and presence, no matter the location or events of your birth.
Cath provides a supportive space for you to explore the birth options that are right for you. Her extensive experience in varied birth settings having attended hundreds of parents through pregnancy, labour and birth, and into the early weeks postpartum, is an invaluable asset as you grow your confidence and understanding of the birth landscape. You don't need to navigate the terrain alone.
Sessions can complement or replace traditional hospital antenatal classes. Why not start with one and build on from there?
$150 single 2 hour session
$400 three 2 hour sessions
Available in-person and via zoom.
Healing, Replenishing, Powerful, Peaceful.
Your placenta is an incredible organ! For centuries the placenta has been honoured as a powerful and sacred medicine for postpartum (the period after birth).
It's healing and nourishing properties can continue to be utilised after baby's birth, to nurture the new mother as she transitions to motherhood.
Many women are now choosing nature's simple remedy to help rebalance their body, mind and soul; replenish their bodies with vital nutrients and hormones; and encourage and easeful recovery from birth.
$180 - 2 hour facilitated ceremony
Gather with close women friends and family to celebrate you and the life growing inside of you as your transition to motherhood.
Cath facilitates a nourishing, deep and connected ceremony which may include massage, henna, storytelling, labyrinth creation, birthing beads, prayer flags, commitments to you and baby, sharing of food and wisdom for the mother-to-be.
The Mother Blessing is a meaningful alternative or addition to the baby shower. It is a perfect gift to the mother-in-making; honouring her journey and gifting her strength, community and love as she embarks upon this great journey to meet her baby.
The Mother Blessing is held at a mutually agreed location (usually the mother's home or at a loved-one's home or somewhere in nature). Cath will send all the information to your guests, explaining the event and with a list of what to bring and what to expect. Sit back and relax, and soak up the feminine energy, wisdom and support of your women-tribe.
$150 - 2 hours
Feeding your baby can be challenging. I offer in-home lactation support to help you through those first days and weeks of breastfeeding.
I stay as long as is needed to witness a full feed, take a detailed history and hear your story. I offer tweaks and suggestions to support your feeding goals. I ensure you have a feeding plan that makes sense and feels right to you. I also refer you on to specialists and other therapists if that's what's needed.
I LOVE breastfeeding. It is definitely one of the most rewarding, intimate and yet challenging experiences of motherhood. Often there are many factors that affect breastfeeding beyond the physical, including emotional and spiritual aspects. My postnatal lactation support includes an exploration of these factors, supporting you holistically.
Feel held and nurtured as you transition into parenthood.