Emotional Wellbeing Support
My Birth Matters
- Birth Reflections Sessions
Birth, feeding and early parenting experiences can be challenging. For some, the experience leaves them feeling hurt, confused, disappointed, numb, anxious, traumatised.
My Birth Matters is a bespoke support service offered to mums and dads who feel they would benefit from telling their story, being listened to, and supported in reflecting on what happened and how they feel.
Talking can really help.
Sessions are offered on a 1:1 basis in your own home or somewhere you feel comfortable. Babies and infants are able to be present if appropriate and if you wish.
My Birth Matters is facilitated by Jo Lederer, an experienced antenatal teacher and postnatal wellbeing support practitioner with many years experience of listening to and supporting parents across the transition to parenthood.
Please note that this not a clinical birth debrief or a trauma treatment. Please ask your midwife, health visitor or GP if you feel you need more specialist support. We can talk to you about these options.
The number of sessions will depend on your needs and can be booked as you go. A minimum of two sessions is always recommended.
Early Days Home Visit
The early days at home can be magical, but often feel challenging and overwhelming, sometimes all at the same time! We offer a home visit to those who feel they would benefit from talking about how they feel, or just "checking in" with a friendly face (and a familiar one if you've attended our antenatal classes).
These visits are facilitated by Jo Lederer, an experienced antenatal teacher and postnatal wellbeing support practitioner with many years experience of listening to and supporting parents across the transition to parenthood.
They may include talking through your birth or early parenting experiences, and can include a Brazelton Newborn Behavioural Observation
Please note we do not offer medical advice, please contact your midwife, health visitor or GP with any questions or concerns. For breastfeeding support specifically, please contact your breastfeeding support worker or visit www.worcs-postnatal.co.uk/breastfeeding-support for signposting
Home visits are offered on a "pay what you can afford" basis, with a suggested contribution of £30 per visit but no obligation.
Home visits are dependent upon availabilty.
Postnatal Wellbeing Group
This FREE new service is aimed at women in the postnatal period who are struggling with mild to moderate emotional wellbeing difficulties.
The group will meet on the first and third Wednesday afternoons of the month.
The group is facilitated by Jo Lederer, Becoming Families' Perinatal Specialist, and Kate Mason, Clinical Psychologist, Roots Psychology.
Please email us at for a referral form.
As a not-for-profit company, we rely heavily on donations and funding to run our postnatal support services. To make a donation, please click the link below. Thank you!