Childbirth is a pivotal experience in the life of everyone involved. It is not only the birth of a baby, but also the birth of new parents and in many cases the birth of a big brother or sister.
How this is experienced will be remembered forever.
Photo © 2009 Dave Clark
Based on this understanding, Resource Birth is a practice catering to the perinatal time of life. Combining Somatic Experiencing® perinatal consulting, childbirth education, and birth doula services, Resource Birth supports women and families in the process of discovering and using diverse resources available to them for health and healing prenatally, in childbirth, and postpartum.
Rather than using methods for a specific outcome or information to steer clients toward certain choices, Jessica emphasizes communicating with her clients, exploring ideas, information, and physical experience so both the expectant parents and Jessica fully understand what will make the clients´ own best childbirth and healing experience.
Resource Birth follows the belief that change, healing and clarity come about by providing patience, listening, and by understanding how the individual is behaving in and responding to their environment and why.
Photo © 2012 Jessica Kramer
Jessica chose the name Resource Birth for her practice because in addition to providing services for childbirth, she believes that her work is about offering resources during a pivotal time. As a birth doula, perinatal consultant, childbirth educator and somatic therapist Jessica provides not only the resources of her skills but also those of her teachers and colleagues. She supports women, couples and families in finding their internal resources, and in using the resource that is their voice. She supports and encourages people to discover the resources that exist in their lives and offers further resources that may be helpful and supportive for them in their experience(s). We can Re-Source birth by giving it back to the mother and her partner, who have the ability to make informed choices, creating the experience that is best for them.
Jessica has spent many years studying and working in health and healing to understand what resources exist within the human system and its environment and how to work with these.