tell your story
Choose below from 2 options – ‘for you’ or ‘gift it’
When a baby is delivered, a parent is born. Tell your story.
The story of you and your baby
The BIRTH STORY SESSION
Your birth story process begins with a 1 hour video/Zoom session with me, where you are fully supported and prompted to narrate your birth story. We begin by centering, grounding, and opening ourselves to the story that wants to come through, the way it will come through, and the tremendous thing it is to birth a child and talk about it.
The story you tell does not have to be linear and rarely is, and can start wherever it starts in you. New memories and emotions may arise as you speak. We pause and allow. I transcribe everything you say, and then ask you some questions where it seems more could emerge. I affirm that you and your story are deeply valuable, no matter how difficult or not your birth was, no matter how it unfolded.
When you feel *done*, the session itself ends.
I lightly edit the transcript of your narrative, removing hiccoughs of speech (um, uh) and ensuring it reads well. I do not make any dramatic changes. I have this completed within a week.
Then I return the document as a keepsake to you. You received an editable copy (in Word or Google Docs) and a pdf (static).
You take your time reviewing it and requesting any changes, corrections or minor additions. There is no expiration date on this follow-up. Many parents choose to simply keep the story as it is, the way it was told. Other parents desire it be further shaped and crafted.
You may have other wishes for the story: to turn it into a letter to your child, a personal essay, or even a speech.
Your birth story is always kept private and confidential unless you direct me otherwise.
the perfect gift for a mother
Perfect for baby showers, Mother’s Day, Baby’s first birthday, or any special occasion – show mothers their birth stories are meaningful. You will receive a customized gift certificate, which can include a photo you provide.
Get the mother in your life a gift they’ll never forget, the chance to tell and preserve the story of the life-changing event that made them a parent. With this 1-hour birth story session, parents are given the support, resource, space and encouragement to tell their birth story from beginning to end, while it is transcribed.
After the session, their story is lightly edited, formatted, and returned to the parent to be treasured with the birth memorabilia. Memories can fade, but when you Tell Your Birth Story, you carry your most powerful experiences forever.
Parents tell us the birth story process is cathartic, powerful and a great relief, the story one they might never have managed to write down on their own.
Mother’s Day is May 9th!