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Support for Birth Trauma and Breastfeeding Grief

About Hilary Jacobson

Ms. Jacobson is a mother of four, a Certified Holistic Lactation Consultant and Certified Hypnotherapist with special studies in Nutrition, Mindfulness, Medical Support, Trauma and Pain. She has supported mothers for two decades. 

How Therapy Helps

Mothers after childbirth are especially vulnerable. If the birth and/or breastfeeding are difficult or traumatic, she can feel caught in web of confusing and painful feelings, including sadness, failure and isolation.

Hypnotherapy, along with talk therapy and relaxation, helps mothers feel better quickly. This is possible even over the phone or via Skype.

Times and Fees

Sessions are scheduled at 11 am and 1 pm Pacific Time, Mon – Wed. In urgent cases, evenings are scheduled.

Sessions run approximately 60 minutes, but the first session can go longer, as needed.

No insurance is accepted. 

Fees are $120 for the first session, and $80 for following sessions. 

Milk Supply Problems

“I freaked out when I started to have some milk supply issues. In my desperation, I read all possible articles, websites, books, any resource talking about milk supply. The relationship with my baby and family was severely affected by my obsession and the situation in general. I had little hope, and in a book I read about acceptance and grief, which lead me to Hilary’s books and websites. Therapy with Hilary has helped me be more secure in general. She also gave me dietary advice to support my milk supply. She reminded me of the important things, such as not only nurturing my baby with milk, but with a real connection. Additionally she has been very flexible with the sessions. I do not have enough words to thank her.”

H.S. – New York

Resolving Emotional Pain

“When I read Hilary’s book Breastfeeding Grief, I felt like someone was speaking my mind for the first time about the pain I suffered. When I did my first session with Hilary she got right to the root of the problem, and the pain significantly shifted. Hilary found a way to guide me into a deep and almost primal attachment again with my child, in a way that no other Doctor, midwife, therapist, or healer seemed to be able to understand. Hilary knows so much about pregnancy, babies, food, health, culture AND life— Try a session with her if you are looking for someone smart to help you in a concrete and meaningful way move forward from pain and confusion.” – E.L. Oregon

Brain and Heart

“My brain and heart healed tremendously through this work. I feel a lot stronger now and am loving being a mom to my baby girl. I highly recommend Hilary to anyone who has gone through a traumatic birth and/or dealing with milk issues.” – J.H. – Oregon

Finally Feeling Better

“The sessions with Hilary changed my life. I was in a deep depression before I saw her. I wasn’t able to breastfeed my baby due to many health issues. So my life was dedicated to pumping and trying to build my milk supply. Yet I was so devastated to not be able to feed my baby it was taking over my life. I was angry. I was embarrassed. I felt inadequate. All I could do was cry. I would cry multiple times a day. I felt so out of control. And then I saw Hilary. I will never forget our first session together. It was profound. It literally changed my outlook on life. And I haven’t cried since then. After several sessions, I continued to feel so much calmer and more grounded. And I am a much better mother for my son because of it. Hilary understood everything I was going through and we were able to process it in a way that I could let go of the pain and move on to enjoy the pleasures of being a mother. I will forever be grateful for my experience with Hilary and highly recommend it to anyone who is going through a tough time.” – A.V. Oregon