Safe, comfortable group support.
Our Safe Circles offer a safe space for women who find themselves pregnant after infertility.
They provide an opportunity to share concerns, stresses and needs with other PAIF women in an intimate, supportive environment.
How many people are in a group?
Each group is limited to 8 ladies, to ensure maximum connection and ease.
The support person is myself (Natasha Hogan) – author and health care professional (post-partum trained doula), with lived experience of infertility, challenging pregnancies, breach birth, c-sections and more.
I have a wealth of resources at my fingertips, to draw from when needed, for any specific support you may need.
The benefits of getting involved in a safe circle:
Feeling safe to ask questions in a calm, non-judgemental environment.
Connection and closeness not distance
Expanded knowledge will help you to be fully open and uninhibited about their true concerns with their pregnancy, birth and post birth needs and desires. We want women to feel empowered and able to ask questions knowing they will receive a loving response back.
Expert answers – even if the exact answer isn’t available at the time, the question will be investigated and given at further sessions.
Why seek this type of support?
Previously, many women who fall pregnant after infertility have felt very lost and alone in their unique situation. They may have felt they were flying blind or that there was no one who could really answer their questions.
When a woman finds a like-minded group other women in the same situation, all coming together to support each other, they find safety.
When you feel safe and secure and supported – regardless of whether you’re introverted or extroverted – you are far more likely to discuss heart felt anxieties or worries.
When we talk about how we feel with people who understand, we can help you to address, discuss and deal with these concerns. We can also help you to find positive, real-world solutions going forward.
This gives you such great comfort knowing that you’re not alone. You’ll also gain the security in knowing what might be normal or what might need further assistance.
How much participation is required?
You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you’re comfortable with. It’s not unusual for women to take one or two sessions getting to know the group and to feel comfortable to discuss their own fears or health.
No one is ever forced to contribute, you’re always welcome to simply listen. However, to get the most out of the experience active participation is very much encouraged.
The PAIF Safe Circle is a 100% safe zone. No question is too silly, nor will any person be made to feel less than they are at any stage.
You will be challenged to think, access, and redefine your thoughts, feelings, expectations and maybe even behaviours within your motherhood journey.
We aim to stretch you (even if only a little) beyond what you feel you are capable.