Rebirthing is a special bath you take with your baby to recreate the moment of birth. This is often done after a difficult or traumatic birth, or even a birth that just didn't go as planned. Perhaps you planned a water birth and ended up with a caesasean; a home birth that ended up in hospital; had a rushed birth; or your baby was whisked away and you didn't have that time of meeting your baby, of skin to skin.
It is normal to grieve for the birth that you had planned but didn't happen; to feel sad if your baby's first moments on this earth weren't as calm and close as you had imagined. Rebirthing gives you a chance to replay this moment, to have some healing.
Rebirthing can be useful if breastfeeding isn't going well. Bathing with your baby triggers the newborn reflexes. This can really help a baby who is having difficultly latching. Babies having a rebirthing bath are known to do the 'breast crawl', and move themselves over to the breast and latch on.
Rebirthing would take place in your own home, either in your bath or in a birth pool, which I would provide (included in the price). If you have a birth pool that you didn't get to use then we can use that for the rebirthing. There would be soft lighting, calm music, candles and aromatherapy of your choosing.
I would give you a massage of your hands, feet, face and then read a relaxation script. If you did hypno birthing you can use one of those scripts, read by your partner or on MP3. Your partner can rub/stroke your back, or just hold you, or your baby. When you are ready you would get in the water. Your partner or I would pour water on your back/shoulders and we'd read another relaxation script. (I have some specially prepared for this.) When you are ready your partner would place the baby in the water between your legs (but not under the water) and you would reach over and take your baby and place on your chest. We would stay there for a while.
After the rebirthing you and your baby and partner would get tucked up in bed with some lovely treats. It is recommended that you stay in bed for the rest of the day. Rebirthing can be emotional and tiring.
I would discuss with you in advance what you want to include in the rebirthing - and what you don't. It can just be me, you and your partner, or it can be done with a few female friends and/or family supporting.
Introductory price: £50
Call or email me to discuss and book your rebirthing session.