Dear Mother,

Did you experience a difficult and/or traumatic childbirth?

I want you to know that you are not alone; your body did not fail you; you are not crazy; and you are not a bad mom. You are most likely having a 'normal' response to a highly stressful, traumatic, and/or disheartening experience of birth. You can do something about these symptoms; you do not have to suppress them or live in shame. This online program is intended to compliment the guidebook and deepen your recovery after a difficult childbirth. Watch the video below to learn more ...

Was Your Birth Traumatic?

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Hey Mama, This Program is Perfect For You if You Can Say Yes to The Following ...

Is this you?

  • You love to take charge of your healing and learn new skills

  • You have the time to invest in the program

  • You experienced a disappointing, challenging, difficult, and/or traumatic birth

  • You are currently safe (not in harms way) and have external support (i.e., friend, partner, wife or husband, practitioner, therapist etc)

  • You are not afraid to engage with emotional material (i.e., grief, anger, sadness)

  • You want to move past the painful parts of your birth story

  • You are open to shifting out of limiting beliefs that are keeping you stuck

Your Guide

Creator, Author, and Psychotherapist

Jennifer Summerfeldt

MACP; CCC

Jennifer is a trauma-informed psychotherapist with 20 years of experience in the field of maternal health and psychology studies. Jennifer holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology and certificates in Trauma Recovery and Grief Support Counselling. She was a student of traditional direct-entry midwifery for many years. Jennifer is the author of two published books: Healing After Birth and Midwifery for The Soul. Jennifer's motto is that trauma-informed care without SOUL is missing the mark; Let's bring soul back into the conversation around healing and psychology.

Testimonials

What previous mothers have said about the program...

“Thank you Jennifer for your contribution to the woman I am today - A soulful mother on her healing path. Learning, healing and growing every day. Your work is important and I have no doubt that you are fulfilling your purpose here on earth. I am grateful to have been able to experience it!”

Healing After Birth Mama

“I gained the courage to believe that future births do not have to be the same way. I have realized how strong my body was, and how amazing it is for what it does.”

Healing After Birth Mama

“I have an overwhelming sense of relief and gratitude. I feel proud of myself and proud to tell my birth story.”

Healing After Birth Mama

“I Feel such a sense of relief because I feel like I can finally stop hating myself for the things that happened during my labour.”

Healing After Birth Mama

“Throughout the last 8 weeks I have been through an incredible journey of healing and grief.”

Healing After Birth Mama

What is Included in The HAB Program

Each module includes guided audios, videos, and reflective exercises to help you engage with your healing.

  • 1

    Welcome and Introduction

  • 2

    Week Two - Building a Solid and Safe Foundation

    • A Quick Overview and Highlights...

    • My Love for Birth and Healing

    • Beginning the Journey and Facing Fears

    • Welcome & What to Expect Video

    • Welcome to the Program - Handout

    • BirthMARQ Assessment PDF

    • Know Your Why - Video

    • Know Your Why - Worksheet

    • Guided Audio - Calm Place

    • Guided Audio - Getting Rooted

    • Reflective Exercise - On Grounding

  • 3

    Week Three - Understanding Trauma & Childbirth Trauma

    • Introduction to Trauma

    • Therapeutic Activity Explained

    • Introduction to Trauma - PDF

    • Guided Audio - Inner Resourcing

    • Guided Process - Creating Containment

    • How Trauma Gets Trapped in The Body

    • The 3 Part Brain - Hand Model

    • What is Flipping the Lid?

    • Three Ways That Trauma Changes the Brain

    • Birth Trauma Explained by Penny Simkin

    • Misunderstandings of Trauma

    • Reflective Exercises - On Trauma

    • Reflective Exercise - On Childbirth Trauma

    • Narrative Exercise - Exploring Your Birth

  • 4

    Week Four - Birth Physiology 101

    • Introduction to Birth Physiology, Doubt, and Safety

    • The Holistic Stages of Birth Explained

    • How to Have an Empowered Birth in the Hospital

    • What Supports a Healthy Birthing Environment

    • What is the Hormonal Blueprint of Labour?

    • Receiving the Light - Explained

    • Gentle Cesarean Birth

    • Reflective Exercise - On the Postpartum

    • BONUS Empowered Birthing - Mini e-book

    • Childbirth Resources

  • 5

    Week Five - Making Sense of Grief and Disappointment

    • Introduction to Grief as Medicine

    • What is Disenfranchised Grief?

    • The Grief Cycle Chart

    • Reflective Exercises - On Grief

    • Therapeutic Activity - Clay Exercise

    • Connecting to The Voice of Doubt

    • Reflective Exercises - On Doubt

  • 6

    Week Six - Sitting in The Fire With Shame

    • Introduction to Healing Shame

    • Reflective Exercises - On Shame

    • Narrative Activity - On Shame

    • Brene Brown - On Shame

  • 7

    Week Seven - Exploring Anger and Blame

    • Introduction to Healing Anger

    • Reflective Exercise - On Blame and Anger

    • Narrative Exercise - On Blame and Anger

    • *BONUS* Introducing the Deep Dive Process

    • *BONUS* The Deep Dive Signature System E-Book

    • *BONUS* The Deep Dive Process Explained

    • *BONUS* The Deep Dive Guided Audio

    • *BONUS* The Deep Dive Workbook

  • 8

    Week Eight - Rising Up and Building Compassion

    • Introduction to Building Compassion

    • Reflective Exercise - Building Compassion

    • Guided Imagery - Building Compassion

    • Narrative Activity - Embracing Yourself

    • Guided Imagery - Connecting to Whole Self

  • 9

    Week Nine - Weaving a New Story

    • Introduction to Weaving Your New Story

    • Reflective Exercise - Revisiting Your Why

    • Reflective Exercise - Your Birth Story

    • Narrative Exercise - The Story You Want to Tell

    • Beginning to Be Me

    • Post - BirthMARQ

    • Closing Message

  • 10

    Extra Resources

    • Building Better Brains - Alberta Family Wellness

    • The Resilient Brain - Alberta Family Wellness

    • The Three Brains - Guided Meditation

    • Resource - Radical Self Acceptance and Belonging

Bonus Content

As a gift to you, you will receive the following as bonus material

  • The Deep Dive Signature System

    $ 249 value

    Included in the HAB program is the Deep Dive process - Jennifer's signature system for deep therapeutic support and healing. You receive BONUS video, e-book, guided audio, and the 10 step workbook!

  • One Deep Dive 1:1 60 Minute Phone Session

    $165 value

    As a member of the HAB program you receive access to Jennifer's booking calendar to engage in ONE 1:1 Deep Dive 60 minute session for additional therapeutic support. Jennifer only works with clients who are engaged in one of her programs.

  • Discount on LIVE Event

    $ 50 value

    As a HAB client you will receive a $50 coupon that can be applied to any of Jennifer's LIVE workshops, events, and tours.

FAQ

  • Does this program replace therapy?

    Although this is a therapeutic program, meaning you will engage with your emotional and mental body, it is not a replacement for traditional therapy. It is however, a wonderful adjunct to any private therapy you might be already engaged with. Some therapist have used this program as a guide with their clients within the therapeutic space.

  • Do I need to be in private therapy to take the program?

    No, you do not need to be engaged in 1:1 therapy to begin this program. However, if you suspect that you are suffering from a mental illness, it is recommended that you reach out for appropriate support separate from this program.

  • What if I do not feel better after the program

    Healing is a journey and does require time. Sometimes we do not notice the small subtle changes that are taking place, like the gift of insight and awareness. If you engage with each module, and do the therapeutic activities, you will most likely experience a shift in mind, heart, and body.

  • How will I know if this program is right for me?

    This program is right for you if you have unresolved emotional and mental material that is connected to your birth experience. If you are not currently in crisis or live in an unsafe environment. And, if you are the type of person that is proactive and likes to take charge of your healing with DIY training and teachings.

Are You Ready to Begin?

Start today and begin to integrate your birth as the transformative process that it was meant to be... Claim your birth into motherhood free of shame, blame, and unresolved grief. You matter and your birth story is meant to be told!

Cost of the Program

Two pricing options to choose from below.

Not Sure if You Are Ready Yet?

Purchase a copy of the Healing After Birth Guidebook?

Get to know the Healing After Birth point of view through the book. Get a feel for Jennifer and how she teaches, and what her guiding principles are for healing from childbirth trauma. Begin the process by engaging in the activities throughout the guidebook.

What Your Doctor is Likely NOT Telling You About Postpartum Depression

One more low risk offer before you go ...

In this video series, Jennifer highlights her point of view on mental health through the lens of trauma informed care. If you have not watched this 4 part video series, you can purchase the program now.

Healing After Birth PODCAST

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As part of my efforts to give back and continue to offer information that is educational, motivating, and inspiring, I created the Healing After Birth podcast. I love interviewing passionate experts within the field of maternal health about matters of the heart.